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Socializing with other dogs KATO's Dad nEEDs help

So kato does well meeting new dogs most of the time but everyone once in a while he will react differently. One time he ran in the opposite direction barking when a black lab approached calmly. Sometimes he will bark at other dogs. Im confused not sure what to read on him. like I said most of the time he is ok and will walk up and sniff on them and I will also try to have him sit when other dogs approach is that ok? any insight will help thank you
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If he barks, just walk away like its no big deal. If you pat him or try to reassure,myth will reward him for barking. Some trainers say to sit quietly and wait. But ours said staring down a dog makes them more reactive. I prefer to walk my puppy past other dogs when we are out.
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If he barks, just walk away like its no big deal. If you pat him or try to reassure,myth will reward him for barking. Some trainers say to sit quietly and wait. But ours said staring down a dog makes them more reactive. I prefer to walk my puppy past other dogs when we are out.
ok so I should ignore the barking and praise him for the good behaviors he exhibits?
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Yes. We all tend to talk too much. When the dog hears your voice, it reads it as praise. I just walk away and don't talk. I've also taught my dog Leave It, so if I'm sure he's paying attention, I will say leave it and when he looks away from the other dog, then I say Good. I heard a radio trainer who recommends keeping up a steady stream of conversation, but I found that confuses my dog and accidentally rewards everything.
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Yes. We all tend to talk too much. When the dog hears your voice, it reads it as praise. I just walk away and don't talk. I've also taught my dog Leave It, so if I'm sure he's paying attention, I will say leave it and when he looks away from the other dog, then I say Good. I heard a radio trainer who recommends keeping up a steady stream of conversation, but I found that confuses my dog and accidentally rewards everything.
I have heard similar things that they dont fully understand words until they get out of the teenage stage.
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They never understand words, they learn to associate word sounds with commands. So Sit eventually becomes a command for them to Sit, Stay a command to not move. But they don't know what we mean, only to respond to the sound. My puppy learned Sit at 9 weeks.
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I would ask ... why are you screwing around with "I thought my dog was friendly people??" Generally speaking they have no idea and neither do you. If one of these random "Dog on the Street encounters" goes wrong?? What's your plan B??

My policy is just say "NO" to unknown dogs, "I don't know you I don't know your dog??" Stay the heck away! In 15 years
and 10 or so stray encounters my never have "never" been harmed. I don't put them at risk and advise others to do the same.

If your dog has a bad encounter?? Your going to be looking a whole new set of issues. Just say "NO" to unknown Dogs and owners. looks like this:

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I got more but staying on point here.
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I would ask ... why are you screwing around with "I thought my dog was friendly people??" Generally speaking they have no idea and neither do you. If one of these random "Dog on the Street encounters" goes wrong?? What's your plan B??

My policy is just say "NO" to unknown dogs, "I don't know you I don't know your dog??" Stay the heck away! In 15 years
and 10 or so stray encounters my never have "never" been harmed. I don't put them at risk and advise others to do the same.

If your dog has a bad encounter?? Your going to be looking a whole new set of issues. Just say "NO" to unknown Dogs and owners. looks like this:

Teach your Dog to ignore other dogs. - Boxer Forum : Boxer Breed Dog Forums

I got more but staying on point here.
Well I want him to socialize him with differnt dogs that's what I keep reading up on. That keeping him used to the same dogs all the time was bad. So am I in the wrong now for trying to socialize him?
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Socializing only works if it is positive. With young puppies, keep dog-to-dog interactions limited to dogs you know are good and safe with pups, so he gains confidence, and looks upon the other dogs as role models.

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Well I want him to socialize him with differnt dogs that's what I keep reading up on. That keeping him used to the same dogs all the time was bad. So am I in the wrong now for trying to socialize him?
What Castlemaid said.

Ideally "know" safe dogs, not random dog on the street "I thought my dog was friendly encounters??"

If one of these street encounters goes sideways?? You can find yourself with a leash reactive dog on you hands?? On the other hand ... let's not look at worst case so ... no bad encounters but you make a practice of meet and greet, strange dogs?? Then you run the risk of creating "excitement" at meeting other dogs.

So your dog "says" well I got to meet that dog ... why can't I meet that dog or that dog or that dog?? You'd still have a leash reactive dog ... you'd have just found a different way of getting there.

I'd not "trust" a dog that is in the habit of routinely looking at other dogs as playmates to do anything I say, reliably?? A Place or Stay could easily become "optional" for a dog that views other dogs as "playmates??" Tell your dog to stay step out of sight if an unknow dog pops up ... off your dog goes "hey who is that??" And if your dog goes, maybe ... maybe not??

I taught my dogs to ignore other dogs and on occasions when I did have "free play time" with other dogs ... no problems, that's what they do.


But hey ... there are some members on here with a Pack" of WL dogs and they routinely takes there "Pack" to Dog Parks apparently without issues?? That's way beyond my comfort zone but apparently ... it can be done.

Training to ignore other dogs ... is a lot easier.
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