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    Exclamation Help! My Dogs Anti-social!

    I dont know if anyone else has this problem but i have an 8 month old puppy, and he hasnt been to puppy school or had any socialisation with any other dogs.
    Which arraises a problem because i want him to be normal around other dogs!
    for eg: My friend has a golden retreiver; gentle, calm dogs and i introduced marshall to him and marshall just yipped the whole time to the point it got ridiculous and we had to take him away.

    Now incase you hadnt noticed im a bit obsessed with my puppy, as i think he is the bees knees (who doesnt think their dog is the bees knees) so im all for puppy playdates and marshalls own myspace.

    but what im really trying to get across here is how do you get a dog used to other dogs when you dont live near any or never geet to see any?
    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."

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    Join Date
    Dec 2008


    I have a little dog called Falcon....and he is like this also. It took him 8 weeks before he wanted to know our new pup Candy. He is a home body and thinks he's as big and tuff as a rotti!!!! I can't take him for walks or to the offleash park as he does this almighty honestly think he's being attacked!!! I get ppl running out of their houses thinking there is a hurt dog outside

    Your dog is still young, so it's important to socialize him You might enjoy dog obedience in your area. Have a look around and see what there is near you. Even just regular walks in the park, along the beach ect where there are other dogs about

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    Thanks Ozeymum,
    but we take him for walks in the local park and sees a dog and doesnt quite know what he wants to do...
    he cries and barks till we take him over and he gets scared and runs away, so we walk off and he starts crying and howling and this happens with all the dogs he meets, so we dont know what to do with him !
    and we dont have another dog either, so he doesnt get to realize that doggys can be friends.
    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."

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    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    South Coast NSW


    I had to socialise Kimba at 10 months so it CAN be done.
    I took her to obedience training to get used to being around other dogs and slwly it worked. I have a few friends with dogs who I could socialise her with safely and now she can run off leash on the beach and is very friendly with all other dogs.

    I now babysit my brothers dog during the day and they are the best of doggy friends, shes a totally different dog around him.
    When I don't look after him I take her to the beach. Ther are always other dogs around for her.

    Another option is to even put a notice up asking for a doggy friend for him. I was going to at one stage for Kimba but luckily on one of our beach trips I met and elderly man who had a Bull dog x Staffy who he was having trouble exercising as she was a bit full on so I offered to pick her up when we go to the beach (he lives on the street I park on) so Kimba has a regular play mate.

    A lot of people have dogs that would love a playmate and I'm sure they wouldn't mind you exercising them or having bringing the dog over for a few hours of play.

    Otherwise (If you can afford it) try a doggy daycare. He can have a whole day around other dogs.

    thats all I can think of atm.

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    Thanks a lot sharoo!
    i think we are going to put marshall in obedience training - a chance to social AND learn how to stay and come.

    thanks for all your help you guys!
    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."

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