Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California's Central Coast
Are puppies training to be K9s allowed to socialize?
My friend and neighbor, who has 2 Huskies, a puppy and adult, lives in the same condo unit with a police officer who is training his 6-7 month old GSD to be a police dog. The city he works for is supporting him. The dog may specialize in explosives detection.
The Husky owner is a very friendly, fun outgoing person and has asked the officer if he wanted to take all three dogs to a private, nearby beach. He declined and in general does not seem interested in his dog getting to know his neighbors, the huskies. We seldom see him either. My friend is wondering if this is a standard part of training a dog to be a police dog, minimal socialization, or maybe the officer is just not interested in this particular neighbor?