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Re: hates other animals

Posted by:  Leslie Hemsing
Posted on:  November 19, 2002 at 19:30:29

In Reply to: hates other animals
Category:   Aggression
Posted by:  Maria
Posted on:  November 19, 2002 at 16:42:19

Question:

: My dog, Lilo, seems to hate all animals. I have been taking her to classes to allow her to socialize with other dogs but it is not working. Other puppies play with each other but not mine. Her hair stands on end and it they get close to her she growls and tries to bite. How can I help her get along with other dogs?


Response:

Dear Maria,

You are absolutely correct to socialize Lilo with other pups; the training classroom is ideal as it provides a controlled environment for the pups to interact. This allows the instructor and the owners to supervise puppy playtime but not necessarily interfere.

You've helped Lilo by putting her in the position to have to deal with other dogs; now you need to let her learn how to do so on her own. Talk to your training instructor; I imagine he/she has some ideas on how to encourage Lilo to play with the other pups.

Good luck,
Leslie