|Hanging out with my chihuahua friends from South Suburban Chihuahua.|
|We're not being lazy, we just took a walk around the 2 acre perimeter of the park!|
|It is hot out - the grass is cool under our bellies!|
|We're all just hanging out enjoying each other's company. Can you find me in this picture?|
Did you know a big part of having a well-behaved dog is socialization?
Socializing your dog with other dogs and people is a very important part of every dog's life. We Chihuahuas are a little bit different where the majority do best when being socialized with other chihuahuas. This dog park is open to the public, so we get exposure to other dogs too. The park has a side for dogs under 30lbs and another for dogs over 30lbs - we can see each other through the fence.
If you notice, no one is really carrying their chihuahuas. This is part of healthy socialization. Also, the dogs don't all play - they choose on their own who they want to play and socialize with. We ask people who come out to let their dogs connect on their own 'with each other' as opposed to having people play with them -- this encourages the dogs to socialize and play on their own without being forced into it. Some play, some observe, some just hang out. They are all different. The point is to learn good behaviours from one another.