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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Hb-mini, Jul 28, 2009.


  1. Hb-mini

    Hb-mini PetForums VIP

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    So as some of you may know i picked up our beautiful mini schnauzer pup Bella on Fri and she is an absolute joy!!

    I am well aware that socializing your pup is very important to try and stop any unwanted behaviours as adults the best you can. So how did you make sure your pup was well sociallized? What did you do with your pup, any tips??

    I have a three year old daughter and both Bella and my daughter are getting used to each other...its going well though i think.
    I had some of her friends over today that as three year olds do made a lot of noise!! At first Bella was unsure but by the end of the day she didnt care what they were doing or how much noise they were making and she just wanted to play with them!

    I thought this was good?? Am i right?

    I have a few friends with vaccinated dogs that i will take her to visit and my vets do puppy socialisation classes.

    Anything else that you can think of that i can do?

    Thank you. x :)
     
  2. Classyellie

    Classyellie PetForums VIP

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    Carry her around to get her used to traffic noises - refuge trucks, lorries, cars etc - also to get her used to other people outside your circle of friends and family and pushchairs, bikes etc. I started doing this with Pippa a few days after she came home and it's paid off now she is allowed out on walks :D
     
  3. Spaniel mad

    Spaniel mad PetForums VIP

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    I got my pups 2 weeks ago. They have a puppy party at the vets soon and they are booked in for puppy classes.

    I also carry them round and they love it. Not spooked by any noises at all
     
  4. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    Sounds like you are doing great - visiting friends with vaccinated dogs is a fab idea.
    I carried mine around town.
    Here are some of the things I did.

    Stood at the bus stop, as the buses came and went.
    Spoke to people on mobility scooters and bicycles.
    Stood at the horses field near by to get them used to horses.
    Sat on the park bench and watched the world go by
    Sat in the vets waiting room and did some training, now my 2 love going to the vets, I did this before and after there jabs and ops so they don't think the vet is a scary place.
     
  5. Vicki

    Vicki PetForums VIP

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    I have a rescue dog that is not properly socialised with other dogs so I really think it's important to let the puppy meet other dogs of different types. My dog accepts certain kinds of dogs, those that look "normal", but not dogs that are different in any way (for example really big dogs, dogs with a lot of fur or dogs with very flat noses). If the puppy learns from a young age that dogs comes in all shapes and sizes it is more likely to be friendly with other dogs.

    With previous dogs I have socialised them just by bringing them with me almost everywhere: to visit friends, to the dog training club, to town, to the country, on the bus, on the train etc.
     
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  6. Hb-mini

    Hb-mini PetForums VIP

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    Thank you so much for all your replys, im going to make an effort to carry her around a bit and get her used to road noise etc....and like you said, watch the world go by!!

    Thank you!!

    xx :)
     
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