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Categories: Socializing Dogs

Q. My 10 1/2 month old dog has tons of drive to work but I've focused on protection training & I'm afraid I haven't socialized him enough. Can you tell me what to do?
Dear Mr. Frawley,

I am a newer, but loyal customer. I just got the new Ellis DVD on working without a decoy and I thinks it's the best one you guys have put out yet.

I have a 10 1/2 month old Dutch Shepherd and I have done a poor job socializing him. I have focused too much on protection training. He has tons of drive to work, but I need to really improve his socialization... can you please give me some guidance on how to, and what not to do.

I greatly appreciate your time and advice.

A. You can read this to get our definition of socializing.


I'd also highly recommend the foundation Ellis DVDs The Power of Training Dogs with Food and The Power of Playing Tug with your Dog.

You can use the info in these to help keep your dog engaged with you in a social setting. I raise EVERY dog I ever have using these techniques, regardless of whether they are a family pet or working dog. The end result is a dog that is focused on me, and not worried or overly interested in the environment.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Rhodes
  
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