Socialization covers a lot of territory. It can be how your pet interacts with its environment, other animals, people or situations. This class is meant to help you learn to help your pet to deal with these. The initial consultation will be to determine your particular need. Most socialization issues take time to resolve, so a 6 week course will be recommended as a minimum.
Some examples of socialization that we can cover:
- Your pet doesn't do well with certain people, kids, men, etc.
- Your pet won't get in the car, doesn't like to go up or down stairs, has trouble going through doorways, etc.
- You recently got a new pet and the existing pet doesn't get along. Socializing so your pet gets along with all other dogs or cats is not a realistic goal, but you can help them get along with housemates in many cases.
During the consultation, we will determine the specific problem you wish to address, discuss management to help prevent injury to your pet or others, and start to formulate a plan to work through the problem.
Do not expect to solve the problem in one session. Socialization issues of any sort are usually fear-based reactions that will take time to help your pet work through. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.