July 10, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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- Do you want your puppy to go anywhere, anytime, around anything with confidence?
- Do you want your puppy to enjoy the company of children of all ages?
- Do you want to eliminate the chance of future problems with dog to dog aggression, fear of thunder and fireworks?
- Do you want to make sure your puppy never suffers from separation anxiety?
- Do you want to learn how to socialize your puppy to get along with other dogs without the risk of a negative experience in a puppy socialization classes?
Once a month the London Dog Owners club offers a information, resource filled workshop for current and future puppy owners so they can learn the do’s and don’ts of puppy socialization.
This workshop will prepare you to prepare your puppy for the real world. That means socialization far beyond dog to dog. You need your dog to be social around children, loud sounds, busy places as well don’t you?
Most dog owners don’t know that a puppy’s critical socialization period occurs between 3 and 12 weeks of age and that “how to get along” dog to dog socialization skills occur between 3 and 6 weeks of age which sort of negates the advantage of group puppy socialization classes as usually dog owners have their puppies by that point. After 6 weeks of age it is still important to work on maintaining the skills learned from their mother and litter mates. However the best way isn’t necessarily by exposing a puppy on a weekly basis to other dogs they aren’t familiar with. There is a significant risk of creating a fear imprint that sometime down the road will rear its head in the form of dog to dog aggression - the exact opposite goal. The reason for this is that taking a group of puppies of various sizes, breeds and temperaments has an equal if not greater chance of a bad experience as a good experience particularly if off-leash interaction is allowed.
Come out and learn how to safely socialize your puppy to other dogs, children, scary sounds and more. Learn simple exercises you can do during television commercials to socialize your pup in readiness for veterinary examinations, grooming (teeth, ear and nail care) too!
And you don’t even need to bring your puppy. (Don’t worry, you’ll leave the workshop with a list of what to do and how to do it and be well on your way to that go anywhere, anytime around anyone dog.)
The workshop is held on the second Tuesday of each month and attendees will receive “refresher” take home notes.