Friday, June 18, 2010

Socialization 101

A properly socialized canine is well adjusted and makes a good companion. An unsocialized canine is untrustworthy and is frequently unpleasant to be around. We all know the ones − whether they are the yappers, who bark at their shadows, or the snappers, who bite out of fear. 

Since we live so close to Pine Grove Furnace State Park, we thought that last weekend was the perfect time to work on Thelma's socialization skills by exposing her to all things summer. Besides me, the list of "new" things that Thelma Lou was exposed to included: a few other friendly dogs, beach goers all shapes and sizes (many of whom were rotund), wading in the water, and the Coleman K-9 instant shade tent that very easily converts into a timeout pad which Roger learned after disobeying Daddy Dawg's orders to "leave it."

Roger's imaginary friend questions the reason for his "time out"

Thelma "camps out" with Rog on restriction in the shade tent

Roger plots an escape

Mom and I set out on our overnight camping trip with our Dog Scout Troop tomorrow. With the wonderful pack of pups and people signed up to go, a doggone good time should be had by all! Stay tuned for pictures of what I know will be a wonderful event.


Maggie Mae said...

It sounds like fun! Can't wait to see the pictures!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Anonymous said...

LOL!!!! Too much!!!! LMAO!!!