Sarah Swainson
2 minute read
31 May 2020
10:36 am

How to socialise your dog with other pets and people

Sarah Swainson

Don’t make the mistake of trying to get your dog comfortable with everything out there at once.

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Most dogs love to socialise. Seeing other dogs in the vicinity while they’re on a walk is a wonderful experience for them and, depending on their breed, they will usually bark a joyful – sometimes a tad too joyful – welcome to other dogs out for a stroll with their owners. Now that we’re allowed back out on walks with our dogs, with social distancing in place for humans, dogs on leads naturally have to follow suit. Their humans are usually reluctant to let them too close to fellow strollers as a dog on a lead tends to be protective...