Ashley asked in PetsDogs · 2 months ago

How can I socialize an older dog? ?

3 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Why don't you READ THE ANSWERS given to you 2 days ago when you LAST asked.... the SAME QUESTION?  You got excellent advice and this is SPAMMING the board to ask AGAIN!

    Last time you asked it was your FRIEND's dog - NOT YOURS!!!  That means you can't do "jack" about it and training or socialization is up to the OWNER.  If the owner did little to nothing to socialize it when it was 7-16 weeks of age, very little "behavior modification" can be done, AT THIS LATE DATE.  You cannot wave a magic wand &"fix" all bad dogs.

    If the dog tries to bite you, then it needs to be MUZZLED or put up when you come to visit, or you need to meet the friend AWAY from THEIR HOME and the DOG - (basic common sense).  

    Obedience training can build confidence in the dog, & can give the owner better control.  If the dog is resource guarding or overly protective => THE OWNER needs to consult or hire an animal behaviorist for help.  Again, NOT YOUR DOG; NOT YOUR JOB!

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  • 2 months ago

    You'll have to wait til the coronavirus is over. With everyone staying home & the six foot distance from each other, There is no way to do it now. Maybe in 3 or 4 months or sooner.

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
    • Amber
      Lv 5
      2 months agoReport

      what I was going to say!

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