Is your dog nervous in public places? Does he always have his eye on strangers and watch their every move? A dog trainer shares 2 important ways to make your fearful dog more comfortable around strangers. Is your dog even afraid to play? Here’s how to help a scared dog build confidence in themselves and become less fearful.
Socializing Dog Tips
Socializing your dog simply means introducing them to all of the sights and sounds that this world has to offer while your dog is young -- in order to prevent fears and avoid behavior problems later. It’s extremely important! The more places you can take your dog when they’re young, the better! See all of the ways that socializing your dog can improve their behavior, manners, and self-confidence. Plus tips for communicating with your dog during the socialization process. See all of the different places you can take your dog for some easy socialization experiences (like dog daycare, dog parks, etc). Plus, specific tips for socializing dogs that are nervous around people, dogs with jealousy issues, and dogs fearful of other dogs. Lots of great tips for socializing your dog!
I know how challenging raising two dogs together can be — especially when one is jealous or aggressive. It’s downright scary at times! See how we dealt with many long months of sibling rivalry of the worst kind in our home, what dog jealousy and aggression look like (photos and videos), and how I managed to stop dog on dog jealousy with my dogs.
Most people who have children have probably taken their kids to some form of daycare. Have you ever thought about taking your dog to daycare? Doggie daycare is a place that your dog can go to have fun during the day and not be stuck at home alone. It’s more than just pet sitting.
If this is your first time visiting an off leash dog park, these are the things you should know ahead of time.
When trying to get your dog to do something, your dog doesn’t really understand what you are talking about. If you tell him what NOT to do, the message he gets is to DO exactly that! Here’s how to understand dog communication and use it to your advantage with your dog.
Do you already have one dog in your house? Thinking of adding a second dog to your family pack? Here’s how to properly introduce the two dogs BEFORE you bring the new dog home.
A well-socialized dog will be much more relaxed in the world and less likely to have unwanted behaviors. Socializing your dog — as a puppy — is definitely a win-win for both you and your dog!