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Old 07-17-2014, 01:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,
I got an 8 week old german shepherd pup and from what I've read they should start training as soon as possible.

I find that the socializing part is a big factor in the dogs behavior and such. I take him around where there are other people and occasionally other dogs.

My question is should people be allowed to pet him?
I don't want him to be happy and wagging his tail to random people.

I understand that he should grasp everything around his surroundings so he won't act aggressive or scared when something surprising or fearful approaches.
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You might want to check out this thread :

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Hi everyone,
I got an 8 week old german shepherd pup and from what I've read they should start training as soon as possible.

I find that the socializing part is a big factor in the dogs behavior and such. I take him around where there are other people and occasionally other dogs.

My question is should people be allowed to pet him?
I don't want him to be happy and wagging his tail to random people.

I understand that he should grasp everything around his surroundings so he won't act aggressive or scared when something surprising or fearful approaches.
Here post 12:
Why the heck is she shy is it cause shes a chick?

And link to 'Who Pets my Puppy or Dog" here:
New Dog, Very Challenging

I did the who pets thing with my dog "people issues", in his case, move on ignore. Did that with people and dogs, no dog reactive issues ever cropped up as a problem...so two for one!

In essence you set the terms of meeting, folks if your dog is actually friendly, all you need do is set terms. Basically dog can't go around dragging you from stranger to stranger with him leading the way!
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Here post 12:
Why the heck is she shy is it cause shes a chick?

And link to 'Who Pets my Puppy or Dog" here:
New Dog, Very Challenging

I did the who pets thing with my dog "people issues", in his case, move on ignore. Did that with people and dogs, no dog reactive issues ever cropped up as a problem...so two for one!

In essence you set the terms of meeting, folks if your dog is actually friendly, all you need do is set terms. Basically dog can't go around dragging you from stranger to stranger with him leading the way!
Thanks this was really helpful
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