In the end, all dogs want is to simply feel safe and loved. But sometimes, getting them there is no easy task. Just ask this dog behaviorist named Jay.

Recently, Jay (theanimal_protector904) took to TikTok to demonstrate his method of earning the trust of an aggressive pup. Sitting down next to his kennel door — which is marked with a note reading “be cautious” — Jay patiently endures the dog’s initially hostile reaction, ultimately showing him it’s OK to have a change of heart.
While there are numerous reasons a dog might show signs of aggression, there are few that can’t be remedied by patience, understanding and love.

Or, as a dog behaviorist like Jay says, “Slow and steady wins the race.”