Socializing: Where Did You Go?

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Lizmo, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. PoodleMommy

    PoodleMommy Yorkie Love

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    its a well hidden secret...actually in all the moving the cord was lost that allows my photos to be put on the computer...arg!... there is however one photo hidden on here somewhere, I will have to try and find the thread.

    He is a Yorkie and cute as a button :p
     
  2. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    Mine are with me a great deal of the time. Bimmer is not a dog who is ever going to like everyone or accept people rushing up to him. He just does not like it. He's fine at the store, but prefers to stay behind the counter. Every once in awhile he'll hear someone he wants to meet, or someone he knows and likes, and come around on his own, but it's not in his nature to want to be a social butterfly and there's no reason to force him to be something he's not.

    Kharma been to all sorts of places. She's perfectly capable of blatantly ignoring anyone she doesn't like, lol. When Kharma ignores you, you know you've been ignored :D

    I've taken Kharma to Lowes, the Farmer's Co-Op (when she was a baby she cracked everyone up by trying to herd the fake cow out in front :rolleyes: ), the bank, pretty much anywhere there isn't a "No Dogs" sign :D

    I always take one or the other of them when I walk to the polling place to vote.
     
  3. ihartgonzo

    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    I actually had an extensive list, before I even got Fozzie, of where I needed to take him! HAHA... I'm seriously a loser. But here are all of the best places, in my experience:


    - Pet Stores (I carried him, until he had completed his shots)

    - Outdoor Shopping Areas (strip malls, outlets, etc)

    - Home Improvement Stores (seriously the only times I have ever accompanied my parents to Home Depot)

    - Playgrounds (for experience with children and with different surfaces & obstacles)

    - Flyball Classes

    - Agility Classes

    - Herding Classes & Trials

    - Obedience Classes & Puppy Kindergarten

    - The beach & the lake

    - Mountain Bike Races (my sister & brother-in-law go to these every weekend during the summer... there were tons of people!)

    - Soccer, Football, & Baseball games (high school, of course)

    - To class... with permission from my teacher!

    - Elementary Schools

    - Friends houses (who doesn't want to play with an adorable puppy?)

    - Barns/Stables

    - Dog Fairs & Walk-A-Thons
     
  4. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    Erica, I'm trying to get a list too. So we're both loser's :cool:

    So far I have:

    Agility Classes

    Uptown (many little shops/all kinds of people)

    Herding Trial/s

    Baseball/Softball/Socer games

    The Lake/Park (playgrounds)

    Herding Trainer/Agility Trainer's Farm

    Petsmart

    Jeffers
     
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    Amstaffer New Member

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    When old enough...
    Dog park
    Local Dog food store
    My sisters farm
    Beach
    Several parks
    HS baseball games and track meets
    every family members house I went to
    Vets office even when not sick
    Drive thru everything
    Car Wash
    Several stores in the area that permit dogs

    Might be forgetting some but I think that about covered it.

    :D

    edit...oh yeah and Puppy and Ob classes
     
  6. Babyblue5290

    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    Well he was already a year when I got him, but we went to the park, pet stores, school sports games, vet I guess, friends houses, and that's a bout it.

    I really didn't take him to these places with the intent to socialize him honestly. If I could, I'd do a lot of things different, but luckily he turned out great! And was friendly with most everything! :)
     
  7. LilyoftheValley

    LilyoftheValley Puddle Duck

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    Lily basically went everywhere with me. When I had to go to walmart, I took her with me. I could not leave her alone, she was just too tiny. I would wrap her in a blanket and let her sit in the cart. I asked the store manager and she said she did not care as long as she was on a blanket.
     
  8. ArcticHeatwave

    ArcticHeatwave who me?

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    Zoey was socialized by
    -petsmart
    -community events or fairs (where dogs where allowed)
    -Family get togethers
    -walking, camping and hiking with other friends who had dogs
    -dog park
    -when walking around the neighborhood and a kid wanted to pet her or talk to me we would stop and have zoey sit to be petted
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Hardware stores are great for noise and people....outside shopping malls the same..parking lots are great for teaching road safety and pedestrian manners

    for dogs..set up play dates, dog parks, pet stores
     
  10. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    There are no dog parks around here, just regular parks which occasional have a dog or two.

    No one I know either has a dog that I would trust with my dog -or any other dog- to do a "play group". Only my herding/agility trainer.
     
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    Lets see if I remember all the places...

    Medieval Festival rehearsals (50-100 people at any given time doing all sorts of things from skits to magic to juggling fire to stage fighting and more) as well as the medieval festival itself!

    Various pet stores

    Banks

    Local drugstore

    Home Hardware

    Photo/camera store

    My highschool (twice for presentations, many times for play rehearsals - until another girl thought she would bring her pooch in too then didnt clean up after it and dogs got banned)

    Post Offices

    Sled races

    Puppy Kindergarten (never again!)

    General down town in my town and the neighbouring city's down town

    Parks (both offleash and other)

    Playgrounds

    Mum's soccer games

    Dad's baseball games

    To sum it up, basically if I was going somewhere and there were no specifications that dogs werent allowed, I bring the dogs! LOL Oh ya Ronan's old owner's shop too! Dogs are the official client greeter there :D
     
  12. PoodleMommy

    PoodleMommy Yorkie Love

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    that makes me sooo mad!

    some jerk always spoils it for the good. UGH.
     
  13. copperdogsmom

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    Teddy went every place I went.Stores that allowed. parks friends houses Outdoor concerts. Cafes with outdoor seating.
     
  14. wishbone

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    We live near two public parks, one is beside forest like park and good for dog walking. We never had problems walking Wishbone, although he has agility and likes to run here and there, he was very friendly specially with kids. When someone approach him, he just waggle his tails, sit and smile or lick their hands.
     

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