Guest LJS1993 Posted June 20, 2007 Report Share Posted June 20, 2007 Yes I know this topic has been discussed however this is dog specific. My fiance (FrecklesLaLaMom), and I really want to socialize Freckles to the point that she really has some fun with other dogs now and then. However during our last time, on leash, she was very timid around other dogs at Ocean Beach in San Diego. She was especially timid when this one boxer came up to us and was looking rather cocky, though I'm sure he was a nice guy. My instincts tell me what other way to socialize her then to simply "do it" so to speak. However at the same time I don't want some kind of incident that makes the whole socialization thing a horrible memory for all involved. Should socialization begin in an atmosphere small, like during obediance training etc...., or can it be done in a less controlled setting like a dog park? Am I just being an overprotective father? Is this how I'm going to be with kids when the time comes? Side note: This is my second BC, however my first was strictly a ranch dog only. Socialization wasn't really an issue. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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