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Old 04-14-2010, 01:32 PM
 
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We have a sweet little five month old min. Aussie / Corgi mix - love him to pieces and he is great with our kids... lots of energy of course

He is not so great with other dogs... now that we have him fully vaccinated and neutered, I am signing him up for a puppy class, but any other tips on how to help him get socialized - he growls and barks and he gets a little aggressive with other dogs..

My brother's dog did visit over Easter, and they got along well, but I want him to socialize better with the neighbors dogs, so we can take him out more etc...

He is great with new people - no issues there at all - we also have two cats and they all tollerate eachother - not best buds, but they get along... it seems to be new dogs.. I'm hoping that puppy class will be good - other pups his age etc... I just want him to be well adjusted I know younger exposure to new things is better, so hope we didn't miss our window... I wanted him to be fully vaccinated etc before we exposed him to anything like parvo etc...

Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Old 04-15-2010, 06:04 AM
 
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Your on the right track. Puppy class will give him exactly that...basic manners and socialization. It will be up to you to continue that out of class, in and around the neighborhood.
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:54 PM
 
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Socialization and training won't end after the puppy class. These are lifelong processes. You're in that critical period now though, so definitely get a move on conditioning her to love other animals. After your puppy class, enroll in a positive reinforcement/clicker training class to learn the basis of the clicker method. then you can take that to streets. As you approach other dogs and your dog is calm, click and treat, If she is reactive to the other dog, do not click or treat, turn around and ignore. Repeat repeat and repeat.
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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Thank you both
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:17 PM
 
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Put him thru the Petsmart obedience classes. When my Mom took her beagle for the classes there was a little boy with his 3 month old mix breed who wanted to attack all the dogs. By class number 4 that pup was in love and played with all the doggies!
Make sure after that you take him everywhere you can in public!
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