Question by Rachael: How do you socialize an australian shepherd with people and other dogs?
I have a three year old Australian Shepherd. When he meets a person he doesn’t know he sometimes barks and growels. He barkes when he sees other dogs while we walk and when he meets other dogs he sometimes barks, growels and shows his teeth. I want him to be able to meet people and play with other dogs. I also want him to know when to bark and when not to bark.
Answer by Lorraine
If you don’t know what you are doing then it is hard to ask people you see to help you when your dog is showing this sort of behaviour. Obviously people don’t want to.
However, you could look up training classes in your area and ask them if you can bring him along to socialise.
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