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When I am out with my 19 week out puppy should I let her meet and play with other dogs that we meet?
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Original post by ketterin
It's important to socialize puppies from a young age, but it's also important to do so in a safe and controlled manner. Here are some tips:

Make sure the other dog is friendly and vaccinated: it's important to ensure that the other dog your puppy meets is friendly and won't harm your puppy. Also, make sure that the other dog is up-to-date on all of its vaccinations to protect your puppy from disease.

Choose appropriate playmates: try to introduce your puppy to dogs of similar size and energy level. Avoid introducing your puppy to dogs that are much larger or smaller than them, as this could lead to injuries.

Supervise the playtime: it's important to keep a close eye on your puppy during playtime to make sure they are playing nicely and not becoming too rough. Also, be prepared to intervene if things start to get out of hand.

Consider your puppy's personality: not all puppies are social butterflies, and some may be more hesitant or fearful when meeting new dogs. Pay attention to your puppy's body language and behavior to determine whether they seem comfortable and happy meeting new dogs.

Thank you that is really useful. I was talking my puppy for a walk today and she met quite a few other dogs that were her size, I thought theatre it was fine for her to meet these dogs seeing as she is 19 weeks old. My man however was says that she shouldn’t be socialising Because it is ruining all of the training that she has already done. My puppy wants to play with these dogs so I don’t know why I shouldn’t.
Should I let her just have like a two - five minute play time when I take her for a walk if the other owner is happy for her todo so.
My friend has an older dog that she always lets play should I let my puppy?
Original post by Teresa09
When I am out with my 19 week out puppy should I let her meet and play with other dogs that we meet?


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Original post by -Eirlys-
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Reply 4
Original post by Teresa09
Thank you that is really useful. I was talking my puppy for a walk today and she met quite a few other dogs that were her size, I thought theatre it was fine for her to meet these dogs seeing as she is 19 weeks old. My man however was says that she shouldn’t be socialising Because it is ruining all of the training that she has already done. My puppy wants to play with these dogs so I don’t know why I shouldn’t.
Should I let her just have like a two - five minute play time when I take her for a walk if the other owner is happy for her todo so.
My friend has an older dog that she always lets play should I let my puppy?

There’s a time for play and a time for training. You’ll find that your puppy is far more receptive to being trained once he/ she has run off a bit of excess energy.
On top of that the more your puppy socialises safely with other dogs now the fewer the problems you’ll have with agressive behaviour later. Bad behaviour between dogs is normally due to them feeling apprehensive and scared. If you grip the lead for dear life each time you come across another four legged friend, your puppy is going to believe that you are scared and believe that there’s a reason why he/ she should be as well.
Playing and interaction with other dogs is an important part of a puppy‘s education as long as it’s done in a safe and controlled manner.
Reply 5
Thx
On top of that the more your puppy socialises safely with other dogs now the fewer the problems you’ll have with agressive behaviour later. Bad behaviour between dogs is normally due to them feeling apprehensive and scared. If you grip the lead for dear life each time you come across another four legged friend, your puppy is going to believe that you are scared and believe that there’s a reason why he/ she should be as well.

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