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The Unpopular Fact About Socializing Your Pet dog..





In this video clip, I’ll converse about how to socialize your pet with other canines. And the pitfalls that some men and women experience when they rush this procedure.

We have designed parks especially to aid pet participate in. There is a booming business in Doggie Daycares and Cage-absolutely free Boarding services. I just cannot stroll down the street with my canines anymore without having obtaining to tackle other men and women seeking their canines to participate in with mine. 50 percent the time, the human is so confident that my canines will be their dog’s up coming participate in point, that the approaching pet is off-leash and has no semblance of a recall. Much more and much more, I’m satisfied with filthy seems to be or snotty comments when I consider to politely decline the conversation.

If we utilized these similar criteria to humans, we would be expected to enthusiastically greet each and every individual who at any time crossed our paths. We would be in a consistent condition of higher-arousal from getting in a social collecting all day extended. Imagine getting thrown into a celebration wherever you really don’t know any one, but you are expected to run and get pleasure from the scene — sometimes each and every day. Would you be pleased if you had to hug or even shake arms with each and every stranger you appear throughout? What transpires if or when you Don’t want to say hello, participate in or interact? Are you afforded the luxury of expressing, ‘no thank you, not nowadays?’

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34 comments

  1. Yes, and this socializing are not only happening to dogs, it has worked so well with dogs, it is now being forced into countries!

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  2. I’m still lost on dog socializing my pup after this video. I have an 8 mo Pitbull he isn’t aggressive but he gets antsy if I don’t let him to other dogs sometimes, but other times we walk right pass them with a simple look and that’s it. And like in the video stated, he listens very well, just not at 100% with other dogs. I need some help and tips.

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  3. Is it normal that a 5months old puppy gets scared to new people, new bikes, new cars when passes during walking in the street?
    Will this go away when she becomes an adult dog?

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  4. Hate to say it, but I'd like a member only type dog park where initial visitors are screened first. Some sort of temperament/training evaluation would be great + I want people to have signed a statement that verifies they know the rules/code of conduct inside the park.

    I dont really like aggressive dogs inside these parks. There's a difference between rowdy playfulness and over-bearing dominating or simply anxious-aggressive reactive behavior from dogs that can lead to completely preventable fights.

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  5. We just signed our pup up for a leash manners & polite greetings class with a local dog training place! I LOVE their setup on training and boarding. They very much believe in good socializing like you were talking about (small group play. Matched up with another dog of the same personality). We had a trainer come to our house to help but he didn’t unfortunately. And I think classes are the way to go for my pup! I love watching you videos. They always make such amazing points!

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  6. Thank you🙌🏼

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  7. Where are your puppy classes

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  8. I have an 8 month old pup that goes crazy insane barking and lunging when she sees a dog or person she doesn’t like the look of

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  9. my dog seems to be picky of who she likes, with humans and dogs.

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  10. I go to dog parks to see other dogs but I leave my dog home. Even if there was only one other dog there I would have no control over the other owner who has no control over their dog.

    For really high energy dogs like Border Collies, I can see the need to take them somewhere to exercise but a dog park isn’t it.

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  11. Mmmh 🤔 I've never actually had that problem with my dog. He's not that interested in other dogs or people, I guess I taught him early on to just ignore other dogs specially on walks because neighbors have dogs that come up to the fences and start aggressively barking, guess it just carried on all his life.

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  12. I think our rescue dog is a bit racist – she only seems like like labs (and mutts mixed with labs). We’re working on some calm training to help her gain a little more confidence (and we expect that she’ll chose to avoid ultimately).

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  13. Wish I could hit the like button about ninety times. I'm done with dogparks

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  14. Yes yes yes!!! Thank you. I tell my clients this stuff all the time.

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  15. Sounds like you guys are raising bunch of Millennials.. 😳

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  16. Yeah, my dog doesn't socialize with other dogs. But we have trained her to be obedient.

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  17. Wow, I’m glad I listened to this. If a leash was put on me by someone I trust but then they let all these ppl I don’t know come up to me and I don’t have much of a choice and being dragged by me leash to associate with strangers with no option other that to hide behind my parent, I wouldn’t be to happy neither. It’s uncomfortable as a human when your friend or partner interacts with strangers and they insist you come and say hi and shake hands and stay and talk when you clearly are shy or not getting the same vibe, u wanna leave but can’t go far until your grind or partner is done but you can at least keep a distance, now imagine being on a leash being forced to socialize with strangers.
    So yeah I can why this could and would be a problem and why dogs act so differently while on a leash.

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  18. I am glad to have come across this video.

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  19. Most people shouldn't have dogs

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  20. My dog is afraid of people, but loves dogs (and young children). I ALWAYS ask if my dog can meet theirs when we cross paths on walk and they start trying to run toward each other. They usually say yes, and the greeting goes well. If they ever said no or were hesitant or the dog showed any type of fear, I would say, "Ok, no problem! Have a good day!" Yet, when we're out, others go "OMG A HUSKYYYYY PUPPY" and run up to her and she retreats behind me, terrified. I tell them she is afraid of people. Most of the time they look disappointed and go, "Ohhh…. ok. Oh well…" And walk away upset. I usually apologize but I shouldn't have to. They should apologize for not having asked permission in the first place. Sometimes I'll get "Oh that's so cute." And they will laugh and keep trying to pet her. Then they get a death stare and a firm "Leave her alone." Very rarely do I get asked permission. When I do, I tell them she is afraid and may not allow it. They usually still try. Guess who asks for permission the most? Children. I have had a mother scold her child when she was petting my dog and I had to tell her that she asked and I said yes. Then she apologized for yelling and said that you never know how dogs will react and she teaches her child not to run up to them. I commended her for teaching her child well. People need to realize that dogs are living creatures with personalities and you have to treat them with the same social rights and personal space that humans get in public.

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  21. Love the detail! Details are so important and all too often advice that passes from owner to owner of any pet gets oversimplified. It isn't a black and white "interact with everyone/nobody." I love that these are steps, in order, and each has its place.

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  22. As someone who works at a pretty decent doggie daycare, if I say so myself, here's a few tricks we use.

    1. Size and Temperament: Always match dogs up by these two factors first and foremost. Size first. If your dog is constantly playing with dogs 3 or 4 times their size it teaches them to be defensive, because they're constantly being overpowered. Inversely, it can teach bullying or unwanted dominant behavior. I think we have one or two dogs who are outside their size group total.

    2. Watch the face: Cut your dog off (puppies especially) if their getting in other dogs faces. This is generally dominant behavior that won't be accepted outside those they take orders from. They'll let you do it because your their family and leader. They aren't going to let some stranger they don't know do it. No real need to get mean, just cut in between and move your dog away. Older dogs especially are much more snappy and reactive when it comes to their faces.

    3. 1 at a time: Never introduce a dog to more than one dog at once. Even if groups are of 10+ dogs, they should still be introducing the dogs one at a time rather than letting X number of dogs just surround a dog. Fun tidbit this is the easiest and biggest red flag that a doggie daycare is not caring about your dog.

    4. Let your dog say no: At daycare, its very normal for dogs too do nothing but sniff and look around without doing anything the whole first day. Let your dog figure out his/her plan at their own pace.

    5. Be there: Your the leader, you should actively be in the middle of any play. Not on the side line, right over the the play. This allows you to instantly cut off any incidents that may happen. Dogs can react to simply getting nipped on the ear to hard. You want to be in the middle of anything that may start to shut it down. My worst incident where I was the group leader was when two dogs got their mouths stuck together in the middle of an otherwise perfect play and panicked. One lost a tooth and the other had his tongue nipped, plus a few scratches on their noses. If your dog is up and about, you are up and about with them.

    6. Don't let your dog be an ass: Nobodies perfect. As much as we like to believe dogs are the same can be said about dogs. Know your dog and their tendencies, especially when out and about. Other dogs are not going to tolerate your dogs crap, and they will use their teeth to make a point.

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  23. We’ve built dog parks? Where? Dog acceptance is far far off in Canada. A little more lenient in Alberta and British Columbia. But a far cry from our neighbors in the south. Much more opportunities in America to socialize you loved one.

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  24. I am not a dog trainer but i work with dogs every day. If you don't have good recall, have a lay down command. And don't get in the habit of yelling it. Sing it to them you will be surprised.

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  25. I don't know about this advice. My experience doesn't agree with all of it. I introduced my shy forty pound cattle dog to three pit bulls that averaged about 70 lbs. They were aggressively friendly, jumping on him and and pushing him excitedly wanting to play. He cowered and growled a little at first. Five minutes later they were romping around together. I really think the attitudes and consistency of the owners have a lot to do with it. When owners get nervous their dogs get nervous. When the owners are calm, stable, and confident the dog will be more confident. Dogs react to their owners much more than we think. They are expert at reading emotions in people, much, much better than humans. They pick up on subtle hints in humans that other humans can't. When people say they think their dogs can read their minds it's not mind reading, it's body language reading. They are very attentive to every subtle movement. If a human were as good at it they would be thought of as psychics.

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  26. Awesome to See a video like this where people who work with dogs know what they are talking about.

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  27. Fantastic and easy to understand. Thanks

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  28. So helpful. And it is annoying when people come up to want to pet your dog when obviously the dog is too excited . I was walking my dog at home and he saw a woman and her grandchild walking. I could tell my dog was starting to get a little excited and tense and I tried to calm him down and walk pass the two people (we were on opposite sides of the street) BUT the woman insisted on coming closer to me and my dog to pet him with her grandchild when it was CLEAR that my dog was starting to get a little out of control. 🙄
    My question is do you ever recommend walking the dog closer to you instead of on a looser leash? I feel like I have more control of him when we walk closer together on a shorter leash and he tends to pull more on a looser leash

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  29. Every canadian with a lisp sounds like Nadwuar to me

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  30. A good example of on leash tense situations is entering and exiting training classes. Where I attend we are forced to have to back in and let the other dog pass through doors and narrow ring barriers. May be OKAY for competition level dogs. But most dogs are attending classes are there to get to the level or just learn the manners to manage that situation. It’s not a good start. How do other training classes deal with the situation.

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  31. Thank you so much for re enforcing my behavior is NOT rude, greedy, selfish if I don’t take my dog to spend time with other dogs. I don’t have to feel like people think I’m a snob when out and about and steer clear of greeting by stopping. Or if I move further away of path from their “friendly” excited dog.

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  32. We have a new 9 week old puppy and have been stressing about socialization, thanks much for this perspective!

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  33. So glad I followed your channel. What sensible advice.

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  34. The real problem is people with dogs on a leash that make a straight beeline towards you even if you start walking away, because your dog is leashed. I still don't know how to deal with those people

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