George the Collie on Dog Friendships.

Dogs and dog friends….

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The life of a hermit is more likely one chosen than enforced. People need to be with others, even if it’s for short periods. People need people.

It’s the same with dogs.


If your dog doesn’t go out, doesn’t get walked, has no contact with other dogs, how is it supposed to react when it sees another dog? That’s probably the second question your dog will ask itself on seeing another dog. Right after ‘WTF?’ 


So, to have the most balanced dog, it needs experiences, good and bad, of other dogs so that it learns how it feels when other dogs are about. If they don’t get this, how can you expect you dog to improve its social skills?

You can’t keep your dog locked away and then shout at it for losing its self control on seeing other dogs – it’s a natural reaction for the dog.

George has been socialised as much as we can from an early age, with people too, not just dogs and cats.

As such, he is a joy to take out. He is genuinely interested and excited to meet others and I can be confident he poses no threat to any of them. 


This confidence only comes from testing and knowing your dog. If you don’t help your dog – you’ll reap what you sow.

You dog loves being social so, please, give it every chance you can. 🐾

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Author: George the Border Collie Dog 🐢

The life and times of a #British #BorderCollie #dog. Fan of Cheese πŸ§€, Socks & tummy rubs.

4 thoughts on “George the Collie on Dog Friendships.”

  1. Saddens me to see dogs whose owners’ own fear impacts on their quality of life. As you rightly point out dogs need to experience as much as possible to be comfortable in a world that will otherwise be a scary one. I’m a firm believer in dogs being a direct reflection of their owner. Dogs that are bold, brave and confident are usually owned by confident people. The dogs that fear everything (save for some rescue dogs) often have fearful owners. Nice to see George is coming along nicely he’s gorgeous!

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