Isabelle's First Day Out

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  1. PalmettoPaws

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    Today I took Isabelle my new Aussie puppy to the pet store for the first time. She doesn't get her shots until this coming week so I didn't put her down on the floor. I held her most of the time and when I had to check ingredients and such on kibble bags I put her in the cart. She was really unphased by the whole experience, didn't whine or act afraid at all. A few people fussed over her and she wagged her tail but didn't get overly excited or try to get in their faces at all. I think it was a good experience but I just wanted to be certain. Is this the type of behavior I'm looking for and should reward? Thanks in Advance!
     
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    I'd say a nice pat , a kiss and a good girl should be enough ! Sounding good !
     
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    I loved taking my dogs when they were puppies for lots of people to say hello for socialization. Just say "good girl".
     
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    If she is happy to see people and is interested in them and not shying away, that is definitely behaviour to reward. :)
     
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    Sounds like she's doing good to me!
     
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    Awesome. :) Thanks everyone!
     
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    Yes, I think she's really being a good girl. When my dogs were little and out for the first time, they behaved the same. It changed though when they got used to the environment.
     

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