Let’s Get Social
Dogs need friends just like their owners do. So many dog owners think a fun puppy kindergarten class in Racine County is the answer. Puppy fun classes are enjoyable to see but they do not develop permanent socialization lessons. They can create future problems. When puppies are playing you do not have control of them to correct improper behavior so they may even develop problems they didn’t have to start off with.
Socialization with other canines does not start with other dogs living in the house, neighbors, or other dogs that visit your Racine County home on a often. It should begin with canines they don’t know. The most important time in the dog’s life to work on socialization is between 10 months and 24 months of age…and then continue for the rest of their lives.
Allow your dogs to play with other canines but be careful of dog parks in Racine County (or anywhere). You know how much socialization your dog has but you never know about another dog. We now live in a litigious society and if 2 canines get into a fight and your dog wins even if he didn’t start it, you will be sued.
Take your dog to as many public places in Racine County as you can and be sure they are in your control. The only way a dog can learn is with life experiences where you can correct any bad behavior. Try stores where they allow pets, go to drive throughs at the bank, try a reputable day care, attend group classes where socialization is stressed.
At Rock’s Positive K-9 Training we work with pets with socialization problems all the often and it is stressed throughout all training aspects. Check our class schedule and try one of our group training sessions.