The Reasons Why A Young Dog Might Want To Bark At Another Puppy
If you happen to have a puppy and he is showing exorbitant interest in other dogs then this is very normal. Dogs are customarily born with a deep affinity for others of their species and as long is this nurtured well they are going to be social animals. It is extremely important to allow your puppy to play with other dogs of whatever size and ages. Dog communication is taught and refined via other dogs as part of their nature.
I always grovel when out walking, and see a puppy being picked up when approached by an amicable dog. It's a miserable sight to observe a baby of a species frantic to interact with others of his type looking crestfallen as he is swept into the air. It is at about that point where social Problems for puppies begin.
Older dogs will teach your puppy, among other stuff bite inhibition, social manners and play. To become adult socially adept your puppy should have the chance to play with other dogs frequently. It is natural for dogs to live in multiples and to deprive a dog of this will result in annoyed and unwelcome behaviour. The effort of learning how to train a dog socially will never equal giving your puppy the chance to learn manners from another dog.
The adult dog on the end of a leash that is barking towards another dog is generally under socialized. He's not been given the chance to find out how to interact with others and is socially isolated. The behavior exhibited is generally based in fear. The poor dog hasn't got any idea what to do so he barks.
Well socialized dogs do not bark and strain a leash to see another dog. They have lots of social contact and therefore are less scared of either missing the chance to interact or the situation getting beyond control. They have also been taught sufficient behavior in dog language, so when they do meet other dogs they sometimes behave well.
This article aims to raise your appreciation of puppy socialization. This and positive canine training strategieswill allow you to raise the ideal puppy. For more information on how to train your dog please visit The Dog Trick Academy.