Socialization is something that is taught in every puppy class,
every dog book and by every vet.
Socialization begins early
but should not be just for puppies. A puppy needs structured socialization beginning from 8 weeks. As dogs grow older however,
we begin to forget how important that interaction with other dogs is.
We set up play dates for our children and
encourage their little friendships, why not do the same for our dogs!
The majority of aggression that is seen in dogs can be traced back to a lack of proper socialization
both as a puppy and as an older dog. So often fear of the unknown (other dogs) begets aggression. This can be curbed and often
prevented just by socialization alone.
Dogs that are getting the proper exercise are also happier dogs! Less likely
to dig, chew and bark!
These dog parks are all
for your convenience, please take advantage of them and be a responsible pet owner! Do not bring a dog in heat or an intact
male to the dog park. Be cautious bringing small children. Remember these parks are for dogs, not designed for children who
may get knocked down by playing dogs! Be aware your dog is a dog and this is his play time!