Monday, April 7, 2014

PEDs: Human Socialization

We've spoke of the many benefits of our pack walks when it comes to the pooches: passive socialization, confidence building, and increasing the human-canine bond.


But one thing we've not talked about as much is the socialization benefit for the humans.  Our weekly walks allow the human side of the leash to branch out and meet new people.


And while we all have one thing in common -- a love for our dogs! -- we're a very diverse group from all parts of our shared community who otherwise might never cross paths.  But together, we can share advice, cheer each others' successes, and just generally enjoy the company of people who love to hear about our pooches.


How do you socialize with other dog lovers in your area?




7 comments:

  1. I may be a TAD biased but I think dog people are some of the BEST people!

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  2. I don't really know a lot of dog people in my area other than the ones that come to where I work... I guess it's time to branch out a bit and meet some new people in my new town!

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    1. We really didn't know many before our walks either! It's been great getting to know more.

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  3. Hmmm....I think I need some more of this "human socialization" you speak of;) Once in a while I meet someone who is fun to make small talk with, but most of the time I think I hope this person doesn't try to interact with us:/

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    1. Maybe while we think we are socializing our dogs, they think that they take us out so we can socialize with more humans!

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