New dog Billy arrived for his first day at the daycare and hit it off with Foley who he had met before briefly at his assessment. Foley was keen to show who was in charge and it was facinating to see the dynamics of the meeting with the older more experienced Foley who is neutered although you wouldn't know it, behaving in a very frisky, dominant and playful way and the younger Billy being submissive and playful.
I use Foley to guide my assessment decisions because he is a very experienced dog and often when meeting new dogs, he will ignore them completely and this tells me that there is an issue with that dog and Foley doesn't trust them. This varies from dog to dog and the less they are ignored and the more playful he is, the better the character of the dog, I have found.
If you want to socialise your dog and teach them the best way to behave around a diverse group of dogs and also drain some energy from your dog, give me a call and come and see Foley and myself at the daycare centre. Steve :-)