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Hi all, just wanted to introduce you all to me and my dog jack, hr is a chorkie and about 14 weeks old. He almost toilet trained still have a few accidents but not many thank god lol. Just trying to socialise him with other dogs cause he is scared of them. Any advise will be appreciated also any ideas as to where I can get him a collar he has such a tiny neck I cant find one to fit him very well
 

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Hi all, just wanted to introduce you all to me and my dog jack, hr is a chorkie and about 14 weeks old. He almost toilet trained still have a few accidents but not many thank god lol. Just trying to socialise him with other dogs cause he is scared of them. Any advise will be appreciated also any ideas as to where I can get him a collar he has such a tiny neck I cant find one to fit him very well

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Jack is adorable . One way to socialize him is to sign up for a puppy class if you have something like that available , usually at Petsmart ..
For walking it is best to use a harness on a toy breed dog especially because they have such tiny necks there is risk of damaging the trachea when using a collar due to the pulling ..
 

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thanks for the reply.... I didn't think about a harness tbh will look into it. I'm not to sure if there are training classes near me there used to he but I'm going back 10 years when I had a westie. I mean he wants to go play but runs off and hides behind me bless him
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thanks for the reply.... I didn't think about a harness tbh will look into it. I'm not to sure if there are training classes near me there used to he but I'm going back 10 years when I had a westie. I mean he wants to go play but runs off and hides behind me bless him
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Oh I just noticed you are in the UK , sorry about that . Here in the US we have puppy socialization play groups ..
 

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Hi & welcome!!! Jack is a cutie!:D Ask your vet if they do 'puppy parties' most good practices here in the UK do, if yours doesn't find one who does. The biggest mistake owners of tiny dogs make is over protecting their dog (I can understand this, they are at a higher risk from accidental injury) but this only reinforces their fear of other dogs & people. Be brave, find a nice place to walk where you will meet fellow dog owners. Jack will soon learn to mix comfortably. :thumbsup: Also, definitely go with the harness, much kinder on his tiny neck & he's less likely to wriggle out of it.
 

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Hi & welcome!!! Jack is a cutie!:D Ask your vet if they do 'puppy parties' most good practices here in the UK do, if yours doesn't find one who does. The biggest mistake owners of tiny dogs make is over protecting their dog (I can understand this, they are at a higher risk from accidental injury) but this only reinforces their fear of other dogs & people. Be brave, find a nice place to walk where you will meet fellow dog owners. Jack will soon learn to mix comfortably. :thumbsup: Also, definitely go with the harness, much kinder on his tiny neck & he's less likely to wriggle out of it.
My partner is currently looking at harnesses for jack. We take him for walks at the local dog park and met a 10 month collie pup jack rolled over onto his back being submissive bless him:)
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