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Hi ive had my 10 month old border collie 3 days and im just wondering what the best way is to socialize him with other dogs! His previous owners didnt have time for him so was locked in a cage whilst they were at work! Dont think he had chance to make any doggy friends! When he sees a dog across the rd he doesnt do much just has a look but when they get closer he barks at them! I would love for him to be able to play with other dogs! Thanks in advance for any of your ideas!

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Hi ive had my 10 month old border collie 3 days and im just wondering what the best way is to socialize him with other dogs! His previous owners didnt have time for him so was locked in a cage whilst they were at work! Dont think he had chance to make any doggy friends! When he sees a dog across the rd he doesnt do much just has a look but when they get closer he barks at them! I would love for him to be able to play with other dogs! Thanks in advance for any of your ideas!

 

hi

is there many dog walkers about where you are?? maybe tag along with them

or dog trainning classes altho its tranning he will still get use ti be around other dogs

where abouts are you i have 2 dogs that are friendly, but only 1 that can go off lead, i would happily meet up at say graves park ???

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There are plenty of dog walkers round where i am i swallownest but i cant seem to find any1 with a dog calm enough for him! Hes a really good dog apart from this! I want to be able to let him off his lead in the knowledge that he can have a good run without getting into trouble, as i know he is a high energy dog! He does get 3 long walks a day and sees other dogs whilst out but his reaction scares people away!

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Me and my doggy are in Swallownest too. Jazz is a very excitable dog though and she can be a bit of a bully when she's around puppies. I took her to an obdience class to get her socialised with other dogs and it really helped.

 

If you're interested, a new class starts tonight at 7.30pm. It's in the church hall on Bell House Road. Not sure of the name of the church but it's just past Bell House Road WMC on the other side of the road. It's £25 for an 8 week course.

 

Me and Jazz are often on the playing field, not sure of the name of it! It's the one just down the road from Geezers Barbers Shop. If you ever see us playing ball on there, come and say hello. Jazz is much friendlier and more relaxed around other dogs when she's off lead.

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Netherlands Boarding and Rescue Kennels- 'Giving Local Dogs A Chance' http://www.netherlandsdogrescue.co.uk

Mill House Animal Sanctuary- 'For The Neglected We Care' http://www.animalsheltersheffield.co.uk

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I would love to take him to the the obedience class angel22 but thurs night is a no no as my 6 year old son has karate at 7:30, does it run on any other day!? I tend to take sam on lodge lane park! It really quiet in morning and i know i can let him off to chase his ball, but put him back on his lead if i see another dog!! I cant be 100% sure he wouldnt do anything to another dog due to the amount if time ive had him! But hes still only a baby!

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Hi, no the classes only run on Thursday nights.

 

I was like that with Jazz when we first got her (we got her in October last year from a rescue) I was very nervous about letting her off lead and when I did, as soon I saw another dog i'd grab her and put her back on. When I eventually braved it and left her, I was pleasantly surprised by her reaction. As long as she's got her ball, she totally ignores other dogs. If another dog approaches her, she's normally quite happy to play with them.

 

I'm not sure where Lodge Lane Park is. I've not lived in Swallownest long and I really don't know the area at all (the only road name I know is the one we live on!!) I only know of the field that I take Jazz on because it's right outside our house!

 

But your dog is still young and collies are normally a friendly breed so I imagine he'll probably be ok with other dogs. You do need to get him socialised as soon as possible though.

Netherlands Boarding and Rescue Kennels- 'Giving Local Dogs A Chance' http://www.netherlandsdogrescue.co.uk

Mill House Animal Sanctuary- 'For The Neglected We Care' http://www.animalsheltersheffield.co.uk

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As I said before, if you ever see us out and about, come and say hello! You'll recognise me by my bright pink coat and purple wellies. Jazz is the dog in the pic under my user name and she always has a pink harness on (and is normally carrying a dirty, soggy ball in her mouth!!)

Netherlands Boarding and Rescue Kennels- 'Giving Local Dogs A Chance' http://www.netherlandsdogrescue.co.uk

Mill House Animal Sanctuary- 'For The Neglected We Care' http://www.animalsheltersheffield.co.uk

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I havle the same problem. I have a very excitable staffy cross sharpie. he is 17 month old now. Only just started letting him off and if there is another dog i let him have a few minutes then put him on lead. Im building him up bit by bit. The only problem i have got is that i have a 6 yr old female boxer and they have been together since i rescued him at 5 months so when a dog comes near her he growls and his hair stands on end. Not sure how to get him out of this. I cant let my boxer off cos she just runs. Its took till now to train him basic commands like sit and stay.

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Sam is really easy to train as collies are a very clever dog! Ive just spoke to his previous owner again and she tells me he barks at them at first but then hes fine! I would like to get him out of this as i know it puts people off! Hes brilliant off lead but i just dont want anything to happen to him!

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I would just take the bull by the horns..so to speak and let him off lead. if you are worried muzzle him.. My Moll is soo much worse on lead than she is off..My Moll biggest problem is ME.. I get soo nervy I make her worse!!! you may be suprised!!! Dogs are not as daft as we think, most of them will work it out for themselves..I am no "expert" but I have a dog with some issues and I find I don't give her enough credit!! my anticipation of a situation just makes her worse. try to have faith in him and you may find it works out ok!

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