HELP! 5mo. old puppy (super submissive and sweet) needing SOCIALIZING with SWEET dogs - Poodle Forum - Standard Poodle, Toy Poodle, Miniature Poodle Forum ALL Poodle owners too!
   

Go Back   Poodle Forum - Standard Poodle, Toy Poodle, Miniature Poodle Forum ALL Poodle owners too! > Poodle Forums > Poodle Talk

Poodle Talk General Poodle Talk! Ask questions, meet new people.

PoodleForum.com is the premier Poodle Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-10-2012, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
Lou
Senior Member
Points: 349,315, Level: 100 Points: 349,315, Level: 100 Points: 349,315, Level: 100
Activity: 52.8% Activity: 52.8% Activity: 52.8%
Last Achievements
Award-Showcase
 
Lou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Names of dogs: Lou & Apollo
Poodle Type: Standard
Posts: 3,942
Thanks: 6,709
Thanked 5,215 Times in 2,212 Posts
Exclamation HELP! 5mo. old puppy (super submissive and sweet) needing SOCIALIZING with SWEET dogs

HELP! 5mo. old puppy (super submissive and sweet) needing socializing with SWEET dogs (CENTRAL INDIANA)

My baby Lou is the sweetest thing, my vet said: "she will never be an agressive dog, she just doesnt have that in her, she is a completely submissive sweetie".(I asked him, since she is going to get so big) Example: first time at the vet, he was sticking something inside her ear that hurts (she had an infection) and some dogs would growl or try to bite and she licked him "telling" him it hurts.. awww

Another example, when I was potty training her (ive only had her for 1 month) and she had an accident in the housse and I yelled: "NO!" and she would immediately run and lay on her back, tummy up with her little tail wagging fast, kinda like: "sorry momma, sorry!" hehehehe and of course, I'd give her hugs and kisses cause she is too cute for me to stay mad at her for more than 2 minutes. She is doing great with potty outside now. she lets me know when she has to go.

IMPORTANT POINT: she has been recently attacked by 2 small dogs a few days ago, (the dogs were REALLY going at her, I cryed for days) tghey didnt hurt her because their mouth were small and her coat is thick and long,(and she is big for her age) but she cryied loud and SHE DID NOT BITE BACK.
SHE REALLY NEEDS TO MEET NICE/FRIENDLY/SWEET/SUBMISSIVE DOGS, SO SHE LEARNS NOT TO BE SCARED OF OTHER DOGS.


She is shy, but I tell her "It's ok" and she knows what that means and after a few minutes she lets people pet her and lick them a lot (when we are out of the house) A 2 year old boy petted her yesterday and she licked him even though he was jumping around and making noise which made her skittish, but she still wagged her tail, let him pet her and licked his little hand.

Any People that come in our house she knows are friends and she is not scared of them or shy at all.

She has barked at other dogs but ONLY when they bark first, I taught her to sit down next to my leg and observe when she is worried/scared of something, and she does. UNLESS what she is afraid of takes off in our direction, then she wants to flee, of course.

so, if there are any "sweet dog" owners out there, that would like to help my baby Lou, Id trully appreciate it. I tried to find "dog groups" in the area but found nothing. Lets socialize! (even if slowly) :-)

MANY HUGS FROM ME AND LOU TO ALL..... THANKS!!! :-)
pictures below show her submissive/sweet personality
The picture sitting up on the couch shows her size now at 5 months old.
Attached Thumbnails
HELP! 5mo. old puppy (super submissive and sweet) needing SOCIALIZING with SWEET dogs-lou-chillin-carpet-dark-tan-so-looks-lighter-than-her-real-color.jpg   HELP! 5mo. old puppy (super submissive and sweet) needing SOCIALIZING with SWEET dogs-lou-chillin-her-back.jpg   HELP! 5mo. old puppy (super submissive and sweet) needing SOCIALIZING with SWEET dogs-lou-dreaming-holding-my-hand-smiling.jpg   HELP! 5mo. old puppy (super submissive and sweet) needing SOCIALIZING with SWEET dogs-lou-getting-big-4-half-months-01.jpg  
Lou is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Lou For This Useful Post:
AngelsMommy (11-27-2012), Marcoislandmom (10-11-2012), peppersb (11-28-2012), sweetheartsrodeo (11-28-2012)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-10-2012, 02:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 9,016, Level: 65 Points: 9,016, Level: 65 Points: 9,016, Level: 65
Activity: 3.8% Activity: 3.8% Activity: 3.8%
Last Achievements
 
rubymom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Names of dogs: Ruby
Poodle Type: miniature poodle
Location: SC
Posts: 530
Thanks: 1,095
Thanked 308 Times in 171 Posts
Default

Aww, wish we lived near! Ruby would play nicely with your girl! Keep trying to find positive experiences for her and she will become more confident before your eyes!
rubymom is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to rubymom For This Useful Post:
Carley's Mom (10-10-2012), Lou (10-12-2012)
Old 10-10-2012, 03:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 3,889, Level: 41 Points: 3,889, Level: 41 Points: 3,889, Level: 41
Activity: 6.6% Activity: 6.6% Activity: 6.6%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Names of dogs: Beau, Belle
Poodle Type: Toy
Location: NJ
Posts: 412
Thanks: 147
Thanked 378 Times in 198 Posts
Default

I'm not anywhere near you or I'd bring my two over to meet your girl. Are there any good training classes anywhere near you. I've taken two of my dogs to Puppy Kindergarten classes mostly for socialization. I've owned dogs for many years, so I don't need help with basics, but I liked the idea of letting my puppies interact with other dogs and humans in a controlled environment. In both cases I think I made the right decision. In the puppy classes the trainers asked us to let 2-3 well matched dogs off leash for a few minutes(among other things). I'm lucky to have a place I respect in my area. Before you take your girl anywhere I'd observe a class and make sure I like what they're doing.
Poodlelvr is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Poodlelvr For This Useful Post:
Lou (10-12-2012)
Old 10-10-2012, 05:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 4,505, Level: 45 Points: 4,505, Level: 45 Points: 4,505, Level: 45
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
MaryLynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Names of dogs: Gryphon and Bruce
Poodle Type: Standard
Location: Ontario
Posts: 628
Thanks: 471
Thanked 803 Times in 380 Posts
Default

Aw she needs a boost in confidence!

Remember, you can also give her this boost too. Play lots of games with her, and challenge her intellect regularly. My boy is super shy, too, and it really helps!
MaryLynn is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MaryLynn For This Useful Post:
Lou (10-12-2012)
Old 10-10-2012, 07:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
Lou
Senior Member
Points: 349,315, Level: 100 Points: 349,315, Level: 100 Points: 349,315, Level: 100
Activity: 52.8% Activity: 52.8% Activity: 52.8%
Last Achievements
Award-Showcase
 
Lou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Names of dogs: Lou & Apollo
Poodle Type: Standard
Posts: 3,942
Thanks: 6,709
Thanked 5,215 Times in 2,212 Posts
Default

Rubymom thanks so much for rhe sweet message it made me smile! Ive been having trouble with people in general, have been extremely disapointed in humanity in general, and messages like these trully help me not feel so sad, thank you so much!!!


Sent from my iPhone using PG Free
__________________

Apollo & Lou - my perfect wonderful spectacular magnificent poodles!!!!
Lou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 07:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
Lou
Senior Member
Points: 349,315, Level: 100 Points: 349,315, Level: 100 Points: 349,315, Level: 100
Activity: 52.8% Activity: 52.8% Activity: 52.8%
Last Achievements
Award-Showcase
 
Lou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Names of dogs: Lou & Apollo
Poodle Type: Standard
Posts: 3,942
Thanks: 6,709
Thanked 5,215 Times in 2,212 Posts
Default

Poodlelvr thank you!! Wouldnt it be nice if we could meet ( all you guys that responded) I really appreciate it!! Yes I am definitely considering puppy classes but in this 1 month that Ive had her she has only been in a vehicle a few times and it took me 2 hours to clean it up afterwards LOL uf ya know what I mean, she gets motionsickness and drools so much and vomits, one time she even pooped (but on the way BACK HOME she slept most if the way and only vomited a tiny bit when we stopped the truck as we parked it) so..... I may have to take her to a few short rides first, to somewhere fun (if I can cone up with something) so she us not so scared in the vehicle and gets used to the movement... But it is in my plans to get trainning classes with other puppies, will it be too late if I wait 1 month? She will be 6 months old.... THANK U ALL. :-)


Sent from my iPhone using PG Free
__________________

Apollo & Lou - my perfect wonderful spectacular magnificent poodles!!!!
Lou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 07:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
Lou
Senior Member
Points: 349,315, Level: 100 Points: 349,315, Level: 100 Points: 349,315, Level: 100
Activity: 52.8% Activity: 52.8% Activity: 52.8%
Last Achievements
Award-Showcase
 
Lou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Names of dogs: Lou & Apollo
Poodle Type: Standard
Posts: 3,942
Thanks: 6,709
Thanked 5,215 Times in 2,212 Posts
Default

Marylynn I spend almost 24/7 with her :-) watching her every mood to train her and give her lots if love . We play fun games like hidding the toy under my legs and she digs and shoves her face and paw under my leg trying to get the toy!!! LOL She totally loves it, its her favorite game :-) we also play fetch till she gets tired hehehe and other , i take out to potty everytime she "asks me to go" and we also gi outside just to sig there abd watch people walk by and when she us calm I give her cheese.... Etc etc etc Do you have any more suggestions that may help? Any info us always welcome!!! Thank you :-D


Sent from my iPhone using PG Free
__________________

Apollo & Lou - my perfect wonderful spectacular magnificent poodles!!!!
Lou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 07:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
Lou
Senior Member
Points: 349,315, Level: 100 Points: 349,315, Level: 100 Points: 349,315, Level: 100
Activity: 52.8% Activity: 52.8% Activity: 52.8%
Last Achievements
Award-Showcase
 
Lou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Names of dogs: Lou & Apollo
Poodle Type: Standard
Posts: 3,942
Thanks: 6,709
Thanked 5,215 Times in 2,212 Posts
Default

Grrrrr sorry for all the typos! I try my best , but Im horrible at typing on touchscreen LOL


Sent from my iPhone using PG Free
__________________

Apollo & Lou - my perfect wonderful spectacular magnificent poodles!!!!
Lou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 03:29 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 7,464, Level: 60 Points: 7,464, Level: 60 Points: 7,464, Level: 60
Activity: 0.6% Activity: 0.6% Activity: 0.6%
Last Achievements
 
Marcoislandmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Poodle Type: Standard
Location: Charleston SC
Posts: 361
Thanks: 462
Thanked 292 Times in 140 Posts
Default

By telling her, when she is frightened, that everything will be OK, you are encouraging the same activity. You are absolutely right that you need to socialize her, however stop comforting her and be matter of fact as though nothing much happened. You might try puppy kindergarten or training ... and remember, every interaction should be matter of fact, not comforting.

As long as there is no injury, there should be no response, be it potty accidents (where no is construed as a recognition therefore reinforcement of bad behaviour) to shyness (where "it's OK and everything will be fine") will be received as encouraging the shy behaviour.

Really, puppy school would be her best bet; find one where postive interaction between puppies is reinforced. Any that end with AKC star puppy are probably better designed programs.
Marcoislandmom is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Marcoislandmom For This Useful Post:
CharismaticMillie (11-27-2012)
Old 10-11-2012, 04:33 AM   #10 (permalink)
fjm
Senior Member
Points: 51,529, Level: 100 Points: 51,529, Level: 100 Points: 51,529, Level: 100
Activity: 93.4% Activity: 93.4% Activity: 93.4%
Last Achievements
 
fjm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Names of dogs: Sophy (Papillon), Poppy
Poodle Type: Toy Poodle
Location: North of England
Posts: 6,391
Thanks: 1,011
Thanked 6,525 Times in 2,880 Posts
Default

Sophy had terrible car sickness as a pup - she started drooling before she even got in, and was sick on every journey. I worked on desensitising and counter conditioning, spending lots of time just sitting in the car reading, and feeding her the occasional bit of chicken. After a few days we progressed to driving a few yards, and eventually to driving down to the river for walks. Ginger also helped - and she loved the gingernut biscuits! I still try to avoid driving on twisty roads, or sudden starting and stopping, but on the whole once she stopped being frightened by the car the sickness improved enormously.
__________________

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden,
where doing nothing was not boring- it was peace.
~ Milan Kundera
fjm is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to fjm For This Useful Post:
Lou (10-12-2012)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New- My Sweet Girls My3Girls Member Introductions 6 05-25-2012 07:48 AM
Welcome home, sweet Kipling! Freckles Poodle Pictures 14 03-10-2012 03:16 PM
My sweet babies TabbyMom Poodle Pictures 5 06-18-2011 01:51 PM
I think it's sweet *tina* Other Animals 2 03-15-2010 02:23 PM
My sweet Jester jester's mom Poodle Pictures 10 01-28-2009 03:47 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:34 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
All (C) PoodleForum.com
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com