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10-Month-Old Mini Aussie Socialization
by Emily Krall
Hello Aussie Lovers!
I am in need of some advice with my 10-month-old Mini, Barkeley. He is the love of my life but is going through a tough time with stress and is turning antisocial. He has a small group of dogs he loves to play with along with their owners but recently, he has started to bark and growl at dogs he’s unfamiliar with when they walk by.
This is uncommon for him as he usually wiggles his butt up to any dog he sees. He also growls/barks at any human that looks him in the eyes and is only comfortable with a human who has a dog with them.
It’s becoming difficult to take him out into town or even have guests over. We’re currently in a scared dog training class but I’m not sure it will be enough and I’m hoping for any advice! Barkeley is my first Aussie and I want to help him gain confidence and live a happy, stress-free life.