Jane: How do I get my dog socialized?
I have a one year old Cairn Terrier, and he is not very friendly - at first. He has one doggy friend, a pomeranian, but it still took him a while to get used to him. Toto just doesn't like dogs! Is there a good way to socialize him?
Answers and Views:
Answer by Shepherd girl
First your dog should have been socializzed a looooooooong time ago. You should try taking him to obeidence classes that arent private and the include other dogs adn hopefully the next dog you get will be socialized as a puppy.
Answer by citygal
obdeience classes but to be honest you should have socialized him when you brought him home not just now.
Answer by Missy
maybe kennel him and introduce dogs to him and when he does good praise and give him treats.he will learn dogs are not bad or keep him on a leash when he meets new dogs. so if the situation gets aggressive you can get the dog away
Answer by Mother Martha
Jane, I hate to say you should have. But you should have started him much earlier.
The only way to socialize him is to start now. With him on leash. Take him to the groomer and tell her you're trying to socialize him. When you go to Vet tell them the same thing and see if they have any ideas.
Get him out as much as possible.
I took my dog to PetCo. They are the place to go with your animal on leash to meet other people and animals.
Go in just to socialize or buy your pet food there.
Get at it before it's too late. It's your responsibility as a good parent I mean good dog owner.
Good luck my dear and happy tails to you!
Answer by Kriste
Well experts say you should have started socializing the first day you brought your pup home. But to do this make sure your dog meets at least one NEW dog a day. not the same one. Take him for lots, and lots of walks. this should help. if not check out animal planets, 'it's me or the dog.' victoria usually has some cases that involve socializing dogs.
Answer by oneofmillions
Try talking him to classes!
Answer by Mikel
I think it's not too late, you can still get him socialized with other dogs and people too. To do that, make use of some pointers shown in this topic, http://lnk.nu/dogtime.com/rx2.html.
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