Blog Posts - Socialization



Don't teach your kids to say "I'm sorry."

All of us grew up being taught basic manners: saying Please and Thank You, not belching at the table, and also saying I'm Sorry when we upset or hurt someone. As we got older, we learned pretty quickly that the last one didn't always work. Saying I'm...

Is Homeschooling An Option?

Amid the news of public schools closing and disturbing headlines concerning parental rights, many parents are wondering if homeschooling is an option for their family.
by Hunter Happenings on Aug 10, 2015

Puppy Socialization Checklist

Socialization has always been the most talked about topic in the dog lovers communities across the globe. While many dog owners are adequately experienced in socializing their puppies, others may have many questions, the most common of which are: why...
by Information about dogs on May 30, 2015

Ask the Dog Trainer: Dealing with Fear of Larger Dogs

by Carrie Boyko, CEBOliver (in the middle) Joins the Big Dogs at the Park for a Group GreetingDear Michael,  I have a toy poodle that is about 7 years old. She is prissy and fearful of bigger dogs. Our neighborhood is like dog central.
by All Things Dog Blog on Mar 2, 2015

Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy Animal Assisted Therapy – What You Should Know The human-animal bond has been celebrated for thousands of years with countless tales spun to emphasize the importance of humans interacting with animals. As medical knowled...
by The Things Women Want on Jan 16, 2015

Great Places to Work When You’re Tired of Working from Home: Coffee Shops

This series covers several places consultants and freelancers can work productively. Last month we looked at coworking spaces. This post examines the benefits of working from a local coffee shop.... Read More The post Great Places to Work W...
by Zintro Blog on Jan 15, 2015

{Black & White Sunday} Meeting Duncan Lou Who!

Last weekend I was lucky enough to meet the famous Duncan Lou Who (DLW) of Panda Paws Rescue while he was down at the Portland Saturday Market with his family. Duncan is a young male boxer who was born with four legs, but the back two were fused into...
by SheSpeaksBark on Nov 2, 2014

Constantly Questioning ~ New Question About The Idea Of Being “Disabled”

This is another question that came to mind this morning (too much coffee mixed with Adderall :) ) How much of a person’s disability are either mental disorders or developmental disorders, and how much of it is because society has told a person...

Guiding Eyes Library visitor

In my town, there are people who raise puppies for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. One of my regular library patrons frequently ends up as a puppy sitter for the weekend, or for a couple of weeks, and the library is a great place for these puppies (of al...
by The Elka Almanac on Jul 18, 2014

#148 Ryan and Max

Ryan is Max's best friend.  They met at Science Fridays at Carrie's and over time have gotten to be very good friends.  Max hadn't had a best friend since his friend, Brandy, moved to Florida when he was in 5th grade, so it tickled me to death when...
by Joy 365 on Jul 1, 2014

Duchess, with Georgia Doberman Rescue

This is Duchess. She's a cropped and docked albino female who has been in rescue for over a year. She was originally with Southern Doberman Rescue, after somebody saw her for sale on Craigslist as a breeding female. They got her from that person,...
by The Elka Almanac on Jun 30, 2014

Really, Time Magazine? The Problem With Pit Bulls?

Time Magazine, on June 20, ran the article "The Problem With Pit Bulls". I only just read it, and haven't really heard it discussed in my usual online watering holes. Go read it; I didn't watch the video or anything, so can't vo...
by The Elka Almanac on Jun 23, 2014

How do you socialize a puppy?

Question by animallover: how to socialize a puppy? how to socialize a puppy and how to make a card box puppy bed? please help First answers: Answer by GOTTA ♥ BOXERS(Gotta ♥ TWILIGHT)You introduce your puppy to as many different friendly dogs as...
by Russian Dog on Apr 10, 2014

How do I get my Cairn Terrier socialized?

Question by Jane: How do I get my dog socialized? I have a one year old Cairn Terrier, and he is not very friendly – at first. He has one doggy friend, a pomeranian, but it still took him a while to get used to him. Toto just doesn’t like...
by Russian Dog on Mar 24, 2014

Homeschooling Doesn’t Mean Your Kids Always Stay at Home

Heroes, one of the weakest arguments against homeschooling is the socialization argument. For some reason, the idea has taken hold that kids who aren’t learning inside of a traditional school building are somehow cut off from society as a whole...
by Earnest Parenting on Mar 1, 2014

Expanding our Horizons in Guatemala Meets Escaping Buffalo in January

Several months ago, at the age of 34, I got my very first passport.  I was always nervous to travel abroad.  I am sure part of it was the propaganda about traveling to certain places.  However, most of the time I think I was intimidate...
by Homeschooling In Buffalo on Feb 25, 2014

Intersex Aggression in Dobermans

A big huge flag in the Doberman community is when a male puppy is sold to people with another male dog in the household already. Why?Well, the stories say that Dobermans can be same sex aggressive. Two males, two females, there is a chance that when...
by The Elka Almanac on Nov 22, 2013

The Properly Socialized Homeschooler

Years ago, I chatted with a public school educator who upbraided me on our family decision to homeschool our children. “I can’t argue with you that what you’re doing academically is superior,” she said. “Your ability to...
by Middle Aged Plague on Oct 17, 2013

Socialization is …

Socialization Socialization is a term used by sociologists, social psychologists, anthropologists, political scientists and educationalists to refer to the lifelong process of inheriting and disseminating norms, customs and ideologies, providing an i...
by What is this ? on Jul 4, 2013

“Typically” aloof breed temperament does not excuse puppy fearfulness

About five months ago, I was invited to meet a local breeder’s litter of six-week-old, tri-colored Basenji puppies. None of …Continue reading »...
by The House of Two Bows on Jun 24, 2013


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