Socializing your Adult Canine Companion
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Socializing your canine companion is not that difficult if you start them at an early age.
In this case, Lucy is a 1-year-old female Labradoodle that hasn’t been socialized with other dogs.
Introducing them to other dogs, must take place gradually and be in a controlled environment with supervision.
Socializing the adult dog is a frequently misunderstood concept. While puppies can be put together (in a controlled environment with supervision) to learn how to interact, the same practice can have detrimental effects on adult dogs.
As you can see Lucy running away with her tail tucked between her legs and does not know how to act among the rowdy-rovers.
After three (3) days of teaching Lucy appropriate behavior and spending time with our rowdy-rovers, Lucy is now playing and chasing with her tail up full of spunk.
Lucy is no longer threatened or afraid of other dogs and has learned to play appropriately with our pack of champion canines.
Not all dogs like to play with unfamiliar dogs. They may either attempt to avoid the dogs, stand close to their human family or even growl and snap at boisterous young dogs that come too close to them.
Play Time serves a very important purpose for young dogs, especially puppies. In addition to burning off energy, interactive play teaches them how to behave around different types of dogs. It teaches them important rules about bite inhibition and appropriate play.
To avoid stress and hardship on your canine companion, socialize them while they are still in puppy stages.