Calling all dog bloggers.

I need your help. Well I sort of need your help, you see the decision has already been made, the wheels set in motion, but I’d love to know your take on it!
On Sunday I am taking BD for a walk with my friends two dogs. As you know BD can be reactive if other dogs get in his face. I am in two minds about this. Part of my thinks it will be great for him to socialise with two more dogs, my friend knows that BD is reactive and we are walking in a large open space so BD will not feel cornered and will not have to be on his lead. However, BD is spending this week in kennels, he is aware and at the moment I am not in a position where I can have BD for the week. Will this mean he is overly stressed before I start the walk?

BD will be going home to Mity post walk, and I don’t want this walk to result in issues between BD and Mity. I am very cautious of keeping any walks low risk for BD when he is out without Mity but going home to him. However, this means that I am not socialising him at present, other than with Mity and he isn’t a great one for socialising and so I don’t want to pass up this chance!

I would love to know any advice, tips or thoughts you would be willing to share! I am going to take tennis balls and treats galore and will be watching BD like a hawk the entire time we are out. He has been so good recently that I think he is ready for this next step, but you know that they say it takes a village to raise a child, well I think it might be good to have blogville help me raise my dog!

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4 thoughts on “Calling all dog bloggers.

  1. I don’t know how used BD is to spending some time in kennels, but he is almost certain to be a little stressed and probably more excited than usual to see you.
    If you have the time, I think it might be a good idea to have a walk and a game prior to the socialisation walk so that he can burn off some energy and excitement first.

    • Thanks, I was going to walk him to meet them but hadn’t thought about the game.

      Bd is used to kennels, but I am sure he hates them. However the hope is once I have my house when he is away I will have BD and so he won’t have to go into kennels again!

  2. Clowie has some good advice. Pierson is aggressive with other dogs so I am also very cautious about taking him out. I wish I had the answer, but I’ve been working with Pierson’s dislike of other dogs for some time and we still don’t have it mastered. BTW, another dog blogger, Oz the Terrier, is going to create a blog hop just for us dog bloggers with reactive dogs. Perhaps you can join us.

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