A dog in public behaving badly, barking or growling at other people or dogs, is right up there with a rude kid or tantruming toddler: people stare and judge, and parents feel embarrassed and helpless. But just like children, dogs can – and should – be taught to behave properly around others. Socialization is a key part of dog training, and should be practiced and reinforced daily.
Here are a few ways to socialize your dog to be around other people and pups.
Being confident that you can take your dog in public – to festivals, on hikes, to the dog park, even into the pet store! – requires training and practice. Follow these tips to practice socializing every day!
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