Friday, May 21, 2010

Socialization! 2010 Art Car Parade

Socialization is the cornerstone of disaster free communal living amongst humans and canines. Experts say, “Pick the right breed, the right dog and apply copious amounts of love, training and socialization. The earlier you start the better.”

As I have mentioned before, Raleigh’s early socialization left a lot to be desired. We have been playing catch up ever since.

Socialization is like vaccination, you expose the dog to a little bit of what he may encounter in his life so he doesn’t react badly when he stumbles across these things in his daily human/canine interactions.

Raleigh received what amounts to a PhD in socialization at the 2010 Art Car Parade. The list of things that should no longer cause Raleigh to sit back with a confused look on his face and exclaim, “oh s—t, what is that!” now includes:

The Ghost Busters

A tie-dyed Bentley,

Baccus, the God of Wine,

And a VW bug disguised as a German Shepherd.

Raleigh's education may not be complete, as canine brains always maintain a little room for intellectual growth, but he’s getting better!

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