Recently we took Lola, now 9 months old, up the street to visit a family of three female dogs.
Socializing puppies is a very important part of their growing-up process. This was good for Lola and also for the two litter-mates about her age that she would meet.
Lola’s hackles raised as we went in the gate and the three others were all in her face. But that tense moment passed and we let her off leash.
Then my friend Susan brought Sam and Mindy to Lola:
That was fine, so the 8-year-old Schnauzer, Julie, joined the party
The three other dogs played together while Lola watched from afar:
Lola began to get into it, being sure they knew she was no threat:
And finally got to romping!
We’ve been back several times, and now they are all great friends.