Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Socialize, Socialize, Socialize!!!
I just wanted to remind everyone about how important it is to socialize your puppy at a young age. Introduce him to other dogs, big and small. Introduce him to people, kids (older than 4) and adults.
Some of the things I did were:
I drove around alot with him in the car, so that he was used to it, incase we went on a roadtrip.
I brought him around all of my friends dogs (once he had his shots), big and small, so he is not rude to little dogs
I brought him to the hospital I work at so he could meet people and I brought him to my mom's beauty salon at least once a week
I brought him to the dog park so he could meet other dogs and see how they play and interact
Please socialize your puppy, that way when they get older you can take your dog to more places and he can play with other dogs
My friend has a Doberman that she never socialized and it absolutely hates other dogs, it has tried numerous times to jump the fence and get the dog next door. Her dog also hates people, she has to be caged when they come over.
Socialize, Socialize, Socialize
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT
Sinister ~ black male GSD 3.11.09