Dogs need structure, and we can't say that enough.
It is so important to teach your dog to have appropriate skills around other dogs. Did you know that co-existing should be 49% of your dogs socialization, and only 1% interacting? Co-existing is going into social environments and having your dog co-exist with everything in that environment besides you. This means no one or their dog harasses your dog and your dog doesn’t harass anyone or any dog either. Interacting should be 1% of your dogs socialization, this is one of the reasons why dogs are so poorly socialized. It’s because everyone thinks socialization should be 99% interaction, that is what we call hyper-socialization. Activities like dog parks, play-all-day daycares and letting your dog play with anyone and their dog is all hyper-socialization. This is the cause for majority of your dogs undesired behaviours when it comes to socializing. Which is why we base our daycare around a structured day of activities, enrichment and controlled play groups. A trial run is required for all new furiends.