I live in an apartment and this is the first time I’ve owned a dog and lived somewhere where I had to walk the dog on a regular basis.
It’s amazing the number of conversations I’ve had with random men because of that.
It’s a very easy approach, right?
You have a dog, I have a dog. Dogs being dogs they’re both pulling on their leashes to meet each other.
All you have to do is let your dog drag you over to the woman and her dog.
And then you have a built-in topic of conversation.
“What kind of dog is that?” “How old?” “What’s his/her name?”
Now, having said that…
There are a few things that you should not do because they’re creepy.
If it’s late at night or very early in the morning and it’s just you and the woman, maybe save it for another day.
(Especially if you’re a good hundred feet away from one another when you first see her.)
Try to keep your attention on the dogs and not leer at her.
But also make solid, normal eye contact and don’t mumble weird things.
Understand that if you’re half-dressed it may be a little awkward for her to stand there talking to you no matter how attractive you might be.
And watch body language. If the woman is clearly trying not to let her dog get near yours, don’t bring yours closer to her.
(Although I think children are more guilty of this last one than men.)
Overall it is a nice, non-threatening natural way to make that first contact.