We’ve seen cats and dogs all around the world, and this dog scare surprised us. They are usually so friendly everywhere we have been in the world. See what happens when John tried to pet this dog in a small village at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. You will be as surprised as we were when this scary dog did not like getting his picture taken. Maybe we learned a lesson with this dog scare about letting a sleeping dog lie!
Scary dog video short from Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Lake Atitlán, renowned for its breathtaking beauty and tranquil surroundings, occasionally presents encounters with local dogs that might initially seem intimidating to some visitors. While many of these dogs are simply guarding their territory or homes along the lakeside, it is essential to approach them with caution and respect. Understanding their behavior, such as recognizing signs of territoriality or stress, can help ensure a safe interaction. Engaging with residents who are familiar with the area will provide guidance on navigating encounters with these dogs. By maintaining a calm demeanor, giving them space when needed, and avoiding sudden movements or direct eye contact, visitors can often coexist peacefully with these animals, allowing everyone to appreciate the natural splendor and cultural richness that Lake Atitlán has to offer while ensuring safety and mutual respect for its canine inhabitants.
Other Retirement Travelers videos from Guatemala
Lake Atitlan is one of our favorite places in the world. Despite getting a little surprised by the scary dog, we loved our visit to this mile high paradise in the mountains of Guatemala. On another day we took a water taxi around to the various villages on the lake. Many of the towns are only accessible by boat, because the mountains are so steep going down into the lake and there are very few roads. Check out our video of the boat ride.