you don't have to go to dog parks. try finding a dog
or 2 that you can set up play dates with. you don't
have to wait for class to train and socialize. i like
training in short sessions. each session is 5 to 10 minutes.
during the course of a day i could easily have 10 to 15 sessions.
it sounds like a lot but if you add up the time spent training
it's an hour or a little more. i look at training and socializing
as the same thing. when i'm introducing my dog to people,
other animals, different places, sudden noises, the woods,
the mall, center city, the farm, the farm animals, joggers,
bikers, the flocks of birds in the woods, etc, am i training
or socializing? i see training and socializing being cery closely tied
don't wait for class to train and socialize. train and socialize everyday
and often. after class train/practice what you have learned everyday.
We dont go to dog park anymore beacause she was attacked there twice, I take her to the ranch and there is a small dog park there that usually has 2 dogs, she behaves well in the park and on walks she does't throw herself like that at people at all, this is something new I saw today and it kinda shocked me, she is usually friendly to everyone, I don't know what got into her. She trusts women immidietely though, training can't come soon enough
My biggest hope is that it wasn't fear aggression.