Doggie day care to help with socialization

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Doggie day care to help with socialization

Updated Dec 21, 2021

Dear Cathy,

I read your response to the owner of a dog, Bella, who would become aggressive at times to other dogs in the dog park. I agree with your suggestions, but would offer another one. Our dog, Latte, was brutally attacked and became aggressive to other dogs on walks. I sought a trainer who suggested a few hours at a time of socialization through doggie day care. It was wonderful. Dogs are evaluated first and exposed to only a few at a time. It’s similar to a dog park, but supervised. Just my thoughts.

— Karen, Nazareth, Pennsylvania

Dear Karen,

Doggie day cares might be willing to help, depending on the level and type of aggression expressed. Since Latte was the one attacked, he is a good candidate for a day care willing to build his trust in other dogs again. The dog who attacked Latte, however, would not likely be accepted. Doggie day cares evaluate dogs before letting them in their programs, so Bella’s mom could certainly inquire about it. 

Cathy M. Rosenthal is a longtime animal advocate, author, columnist and pet expert who has more than 25 years in the animal welfare field. Send your pet questions, stories and tips to cathy@petpundit.com. Please include your name, city, and state. You can follow her @cathymrosenthal

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Cathy Rosenthal, CHES, CFE
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Cathy brings more than 25 years' experience in the animal welfare field. She is a sought-after speaker, Certified Humane Education Specialist, a syndicated pet advice columnist, an author, a publisher, and of course - a loving pet parent.

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