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I am putting this here rather than in health forum as I have no concerns about the Heath side of this issue. My dog hurt her back and today went to the vet and got a clean bill of health regarding the back. She did put on a couple of pounds due to crate rest.

I asked the vet about a lump I had noticed on her lip and it is a papilloma, harmless, painless but contagious, vet said no touch contact with other dogs until it falls off which can take up to six weeks.
She has already been without social contact for 2
Weeks.

We spent a lot of effort socializing her, she is 15 months old. I am just scared she will end up becoming a brat who can't handle
Other dogs . I am thinking of enrolling her in some kind of training that is on leash so she can at least see other dogs even if she can't touch them. But I don't know if a training facility would let me bring in a dog with doggie cooties.
 

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When she's better maybe she and Stella can visit again. Stella is becoming more 'let's co-exist together' but since she knows Jasmine she might play again. But I don't think She will become totally Unsocialized being unwell for 2 months.
 
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My dog had those too I had to do the same keep her away from others. I could still walk her though she just couldn't meet other dogs. And she is still a very social girl. As long as they don't have any bad experiences generally they don't 'loose' the socialisation skill.
 

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Yesterday I was texting with my doggie daycare person, I don't blame her, Jas could have picked it up,anywhere.

She is going to try and see if she can make something work for us, like walk the dogs to more remote dog runs and put Jas and her own dog who is older and doesn't really play in the small dog side, she goes to enough of these places that she knows which ones are empty and when and she often splits the dogs into compatible groups, there is always 2 of them there, plus she knows from experience that jas doesn't get barrier frustration, just happily runs along the fence chasing the action.

If she can safely find a way to make sure Jasmine's mouth doesn't touch another dog then things should be ok. If not then I am going to be coming home from work each day at lunch or buying my neighbor lots of flowers as there is no way Jasmine would let a stranger walk her!
 

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When she's better maybe she and Stella can visit again. Stella is becoming more 'let's co-exist together' but since she knows Jasmine she might play again. But I don't think She will become totally Unsocialized being unwell for 2 months.
I will take you up on that, a few one on one interactions would be than me just throwing her in the dog run when this is over!
 

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Just wanted to say...not all dogs that can't handle other dogs are brats. That's unfair :( Obviously yes, socialization is VERY important, but sometimes something happens, or a dog is genetically predisposed to not prefer the company of other dogs.
 

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Just wanted to say...not all dogs that can't handle other dogs are brats. That's unfair :( Obviously yes, socialization is VERY important, but sometimes something happens, or a dog is genetically predisposed to not prefer the company of other dogs.
I would never call anyone else's dog a brat or anything else negative, for any reason. (I may privately think it sometimes!) I do not know anything about what other people and their dogs are going through so I will never judge.

However I reserve the right to call my dog a brat! She is generally predisposed to behave well and usually when she doesn't want to do something or does something she shouldn't, it is not fear or anxiety or anything other than she is doing what she wants! So I vent, by calling her a brat or a stupid mutt or whatever (in a nice voice) and try and figure out how to make what I want her to do the same as what she wants to do.
 

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or a dog is genetically predisposed to not prefer the company of other dogs.
Really? I have a hard time believing that is true given dogs are one of the most social/emotional species on the planet. I would say a dog that if a dog is like that it has nothing to do with genetics.
 

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or a dog is genetically predisposed to not prefer the company of other dogs.
Really? I have a hard time believing that is true given dogs are one of the most social/emotional species on the planet. I would say a dog that if a dog is like that it has nothing to do with genetics.
There are some breeds of dogs that historically haven't been bred to get along with other dogs, particularly dogs they aren't used to. There are also dogs that have anxiety/fear around dogs and people that is genetic (anxiety can be genetic in humans too!).

I suppose to be fair my dog is bonded well to my family, but try telling him he's supposed to be accepting of humanity in general - it isn't gonna happen.
 

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There are some breeds of dogs that historically haven't been bred to get along with other dogs, particularly dogs they aren't used to. There are also dogs that have anxiety/fear around dogs and people that is genetic (anxiety can be genetic in humans too!).

I suppose to be fair my dog is bonded well to my family, but try telling him he's supposed to be accepting of humanity in general - it isn't gonna happen.
A gene-centric approach to behavior is now being called into question with the new research emerging now. The area of epigenetics is much more relevant when it comes to behavior.

I guess you could say that fighting dogs were bred not to get on with other dogs, but we are not talking about dogs bred for fighting.

Dogs are the most emotional species on earth besides human beings, which is why they are the only animal that can truly be domesticated, that is, they have the ability to inhibit the basest impulses in order to fully integrate with human society. If there were a genetic predisposition to fear/anxiety then this would not be a selective advantage for dogs in general because they would no longer be able live in human society.
 
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