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Old 12-27-2013, 10:32 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Doggypuppy View Post
Im glad Im not alone with my feelings.

She is fully crate trained now. Tho hard to socialize her when I cant find any classes that has any spot for us :/ all of our friends have small dogs and she has atleast 10x their energy :P
You know that you don't have to socialize her by letting her play with other dogs, right?

Take her out to a pet store. Walk around inside with some treats, proofing sit/down/stay/focus with distractions. Treat her when she sees other dogs (look at that training) to prevent reactive behavior later. This will wear her out faster than playing will, 9 times out of 10. You're working her BRAIN, and she's getting used to all of the sites/sounds/smells and what is expected of her everywhere.
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