This Is How To Teach Your Dog To Be More Social
Some dogs are the sweetest things to you and your family but as soon as you take him outside he turns into a shy (or sometimes even aggressive) animals.
Here are some tips that can help make your four-legged friend more social to other dogs and humans:
Take Walks On A Daily Basis
When you have a dog that’s shy or doesn’t like to be around strange dogs or humans it’s very helpful to often take him or her out for walks. He or she can get used to all the unfamiliar noises, voices, smells and situations that are out there.
By keeping your dog on a short leash you safely allow him or her to explore and possibly even make some new friends. Make sure to let your pet get used to different people (like men, women, and children of all ages) as well as different sizes of other dogs.
Take Your Canine Friend To The Dog Park
When your dog is a little bit more familiar with other dogs it’s a great idea to take him or her to a dog park and be surrounded by lots of other dogs they can play with.
Keep your dog on a leash if you think it’s too soon to send him or her off into the crazy dog world. But when your confident he or she can survive on their own, then just let them run around and make some new friends.
Don’t Overdo It
Just like us humans, dogs can get irritated by one another and too much time spent together can ruin a friendship. So let your dog have enough time to play with and get to know his or her new friend but don’t overdo it. Just set up another playdate with the other dog owner to let the furry buddies run around again.
It’s best to start implementing these tips when your dog is between the ages of 3 and 12 weeks, but it’s definitely not impossible to change an older dog’s habits and teach him or her some new tricks.