Antisocial With Dogs. Insufficient Early Habituation and Socialisation.

His young lady owner refers to him as antisocial – towards other dogs in particular.

Gunther is yet another young dog that has lacked the right kind of early socialisation or sufficient habituation. He should have encountered a variety of people, other dogs and been exposed to life in general during the second, third and fourth months of his life – before he came. It’s little wonder he’s antisocial at times.

The 8-month-old Dachshund I met wanted to be friendly but he’s torn between friendliness and fearfulness.  He barked at me for a while before, quite suddenly, becoming my best friend. (more…)

Importance of Early Socialisation

I have just been to two five-month-old siblings. Before the family picked them up about four weeks ago, despite being brother and sister each puppy had had a very different life. They are Canaans, a rare and ancient breed. Lapidos is confident and friendly, Leah is afraid of everything – of people Read more…

Importance of Puppy Socialisation

Bella’s sweet looks attract attention when they are out, but she doesn’t like being approached and especially touched. She barks. She looks like a long-eared Labrador puppy, but she is actually a two-year-old Labrador Springer cross, much smaller than a Labrador. The couple, first-time dog owners, admit to not having Read more…