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taking simba to puppy socilaising

jackieb
September 17th, 2005, 06:23 AM
Hes quite scared at the moment of other dogs a lady recommended one and a few people have talked about it. Its not cheap how much are they normally

StaceyB
September 17th, 2005, 06:36 AM
It all depends on where you take them. What area are you in, someone may be able to give you some suggestions.
One of the worst things you can do is comfort a dog in a new situation or thing that they are afraid of because it will make them think they have good reason to be scared and you will reinforce their behaviour of being scared if you pet them, etc. They will take their cue from you. If you are confident that there is nothing to be afraid of they will get over the fear. Let your puppy hide behind you, or between your legs but whatever you do don't pick them up. This removes him from the situation and they will not learn to deal with it. Socializing is with everything they will see in their lifetime so take your puppy with you everywhere where they are allowed to go.