LEARN & PLAY CANINE SOCIALIZATION
Learning & Playing teaches your fur kid good dog pack manners, decreases stress and anxiety, builds their confidence, and creates friendships.
Unlike dog Training, dog Socialization is the process of preparing a dog to enjoy interactions and be comfortable with other animals, people, places and activities. Positive socialization can develop their confidence to adjust to the world. Belonging to a dog pack is very beneficial to a dog.
Canine Communication involves the importance of socialization, how dogs communicate with each other, the similarities and differences between dog breeds, canine calming signals, common canine behavior issues and how to fix them, how dogs communicate with humans, how humans can communicate with dogs, the role of a dog owner, how to teach a dog basic commands, canine emotions and signs of suffering, and working with dogs.
The communication between canine and human may take awhile to grasp. Keep in mind that you are and your dog are working together towards a goal to make a great team, and depend on each other for companionship.
Many shelter dogs come from unknown backgrounds. Most lack training or socialization. If they were feral or lived on the streets, they can have behavioral issues. It’s understandable that they need instruction and patience.
After you adopt your dog, you may notice some negative etiquette and behavioral issues.
If no solution is founds, dogs get returned to the shelters.
Almost 10 percent of adopted dogs are returned within the first 6 months.
The issue never gets resolved and dogs stay in shelters longer.
Upon arrival to our Learn & Play Small Dog Social, your fur kid will go through a simple Etiquette & Behavioral Evaluation. This evaluation will show what type of social interaction your fur kid acquires and what issues need to be addressed.
Your fur kid will be evaluated for the following social skills: Introduction, Playing, Biting, Running, and Toys.
Don't worry, we don't "fail" anyone, because there's always room for improvement.
After the Etiquette & Behavioral Evaluation has been completed, our Canine Communications Specialists will give you tips on the areas that your fur kid needs improvement.
While the fur kids are socializing, we closely observe their interaction. If a problem arises, we immediately address it, make corrections, and interpret the canine conversation that had transpired, so you can understand Canine Communications too.
The best thing to do with your fur kid is to keep bringing them to a Learn & Play Small Dog Social. Keep them practicing their social skills. Fur kids learn at their own pace.
We give you tips on Canine Communications.
Know how to read their dog’s body language, respond accordingly while projecting confidence and authority. This strengthens the relationship between dog and human.
Alpha dog or dominance suggests that dogs see their families as their packs and follow a social hierarchy, as observed in captive wolf packs.
Dogs need to learn to respect their human as the alpha and submit. If your dog wants to go out, then they have to sit or stand still before you open the door. If they want to eat, then they have to wait calmly while you prepare food.
Positive reinforcement is important to learn how to strengthen good behavior without the need for reward. Instead of a reward, we build the dogs' confidence and make then feel proud of their accomplishments. Positive reinforcement encourages good behaviors and bring out their best qualities
There are specific dog rules within a dog pack. Our Communication Canines assist us in understanding your fur kid's social dog pack Etiquette & Behavior skills while playing and interacting with other dogs during the small dog social.
Diamond, our Communication Canine Assistant, focuses on the Etiquette & Behavioral skills in other dogs.
She will test each dog on their dog pack introduction skills, friendliness, temperament, and behavioral skills.
When she's not on duty, she participates in group running and playing with the other active dogs.
Titan, our Communication Canine Assistant, focuses on Behavioral skills in other dogs.
He helps the shy/nervous dogs to relax and play.
When he's not on duty, he participates in group running and playing with the other active dogs.
Through our Learn & Play techniques, your fur kid will learn good dog pack manners, decrease stress and anxiety, build their confidence, and create friendships.
Show your support by helping us continue our mission on educating dog owners and canines about proper dog behavior.
Sign up for a our Learn & Play Membership for a $10 monthly donation. Receive 1 Human t-shirt, 1 dog t-shirt, membership discount perks, monthly newsletter, canine training, and more.