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Categories: Socializing Dogs

Q. I have an 11 month old GSD that hasn’t been socialized much. He is too old for the puppy video you have and was wondering is it too late to train him for good socialization skills?
I have an 11 month old GSD that hasn’t been socialized much. He is a rescue; I got him at about 4 months old and have had him out in public, but he needs obedience training. He is non-reactive to other dogs, cats, children etc. I want to try and train him to be a service dog (I suffer from PTSD) as he appears to have a very good temperament. I purchased the Michael Ellis self study Training with Food. He is too old for the puppy video you have and was wondering is it too late to train him for good socialization skills? Could you recommend a good video to begin with if the one I chose is not the best starting place? I realize only a small percentage of dogs are suited to service work but after training if he isn’t suitable I still want a well trained and obedient dog.

A. The Ellis food course is a good choice. It shows you how to get engagement using marker training and will help you to build a foundation for future training.

I would read our definition of socializing if you haven't already done so. leerburg.com/socializepuppies.htm.

You may also want to check out the Basic and Intermediate Obedience courses we offer as well.
  
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