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Proper Socialization: is teaching a dog to not react to stimuli by desensitizing him/ her to every day things.

This term tends to be thrown in your face a lot if you’re a dog owner. Everyone from breeders and rescue personnel to veterinarians and trainers will tell you to socialize your dog. Proper socialization is vitally important to raising a well balanced, well mannered dog. The problem is that many people are confused about how to actually do this.

The more experiences your dog has in a good, positive way, the less they will react to things that are unfamiliar to them. New experiences and situations should be introduced at a pace the dog is comfortable with. Never force a scared dog. Let him take his time and become comfortable with the situation at his own pace.

Another way of thinking about proper socialization is to literally desensitize your dog to regular sights and sounds. This includes things like cars, skate boards, bikes, other animals, new people, and new places. Improperly socialized dogs tend to be over-reactive or shy. They withdraw from people and sometimes flinch or freeze and may suffer from anxiety. Poor socialization can also often lead to aggressive behaviors.

Behavioral Issues

Dog behavior problems can make many owners feel frustrated. Common behavioral issues include: begging, chewing, digging, excessive barking, whining, jumping, chasing, and inappropriate elimination. It is important to identify the root of the problem and find several solutions to curbing unwanted behavior. Such Good Dogs has helped dogs with many issues including: improper elimination, anxiety, and nipping at guests and family members. All unwanted behaviors can be reduced and eliminated by using the proper techniques. Keep in mind that several unwanted behaviors stem from lack of proper exercise.

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Anxiety is a common problem for many dog owners. This type of behavioral issue can be one of the most difficult to deal with. Anxiety is insecurity. Dogs who exhibit anxious behaviors are insecure about the decisions they are going to make. An anxious dog needs direction. Dogs exhibiting anxiety must be redirected to another behavior. Two major contributing factors to dog anxiety are lack of exercise and failure to spay/neuter your pet.


Aggression is a very serious issue and should not be taken lightly. Even playful puppy nipping can turn into a real danger if you do not teach your dog what is acceptable. As with any behavioral issue, it is important to find the root of the problem, but it is more important to be very careful in how you treat aggression. Such Good Dogs can offer several paths to treat many different kinds of aggression, and we will help you choose the one that will most benefit your needs. If aggression is a serious concern for you, don’t wait to seek the help you need.