What is Socializing my Dog?
Your dog being social is just what it sounds like; your dog is able to be out in public, and around other dogs and act sociably. This means that:
When should I socialize my Dog?
As soon as possible! The younger the dog, the easier and more effective the process will be for them. If they’re not a puppy anymore, then start right now! The older they get, the more set in their ways they will be and it becomes more difficult for them to learn new things and adjust to different scenarios.
How do I socialize my Dog?
Getting them around as many other people, dogs, and places as possible will help socialize your dog! The more dogs that your dog meets, the better they will be at reading other dog’s body language. This means better at greeting new dogs, better at playing with other dogs, and that your dog will have more confidence overall.
How can Day Care help?
Wag Atlanta's Day Care program groups dogs based on size and temperment. The groups get tons of time together, giving them endless opportunites for them to make new friends. New dogs are being added to the group all the time, creating more chances for them to hone their skills. The dogs in the group will "correct" any inappropriate behaviors from a a new dog. The new dogs will catch on quickly and become comfortable and social! It is wonderful to see them bonding, learning, and growing.
A social dog is a happy dog! At Wag Atlanta, our daycare runs from 6am-10pm. Come play with us!