yes they do need to be social but i a simply statin i know some members on here had issues with even their dog not bein social even tho they did in fact socialize them...it just didnt work! but im just statin that it is possible for later dogs to be socialized again...just like in rescue dogs! theres stories on that in those "success stories" at shelters and fb as well
Exactly! Then who do the owners and rescues turn to? An accredited(hopefully) professional animal behaviorist/ trainer. "I have done/ tried everything, why is he/ she so difficult?" That is always the initial response. You have to make them realize "No, this is what you did wrong. These are the mistakes and misunderstandings between 2 separate species that think differently, that have led us to this point." so we can move on and start working from there. It's a really, really, difficult. Who do you think the rescue groups turn to? These are the types of calls I would get WEEKLY.
R:"Hey we have this fox hound/ pit bull/ Aussie mix that needs to be evaluated for placement. He was temperament tested and is wonderful, but is iffy with food guarding, and has no basic manners, and chases cats."
Me: "*Sigh* How is his bite inhibition(If they even know what that means.)?"
R: "He's fine, takes everything gentle, good with his mouth."
Me: "He is fine with everything else? Good with dogs and people?"
R: "Yeah he's great, pulled him out of a high kill shelter in PA."
Me: "Okay. You want me to take him for a while, work on the issues, and evaluate his placement potential?"
R: "That would be great."
Then I(Or other trainers.) work on the issues. He will be evaluated to determine the best home to suit his needs, categorized by a number that needs to match the owner number type to be placed, based on a series of temperament tests.
Most animal rescue groups do it out of the love they have for these poor animals in their hearts, they are not professionals. They have not had any schooling or training, and don't understand learning theory or how the canine brain works. So they turn to professionals who are willing to donate their time, knowledge, and even homes. It's not a miracle. It's a butt load of hard work!