The Chow Chow’s in this video give us an idea of their personality. They seem a bit aloof. But are they really? The video also goes into where the name Chow Chow comes from, some of the characteristics about this breed. If you are thinking about getting a Chow Chow, do research into the personality traits to make sure this is the right dog for your family.
Usually Chow’s are best not to be around children that are rambuntious, according to Pet Care Rx. Children see this fluffy dog that looks like a teddy bear, and think they could cuddle with this adorable dog. However, if the children are yelling and running around or try to manhandle the Chow, it’s possible they may trigger some aggression, and the children may not know to read the signs to back off.
How to socialize a Chow Chow
When supervising children who are playing with Chow’s, it’s best to suggest that they approach the dog slowly. Because the Chow’s peripheral vision is not very good, approaching them from the front allow them to see you better. Pet Care Rx suggests early socialization with the Chow’s to prevent this possible aggression.
The best socialization period is between 3 to 18 weeks, the puppies would be most open to new experience. Have them meet new people, children, strangers, and follow with treats and praise, so the puppy realize that this kind of circumstance is nothing to worry about.
If you already have a Chow, and are bringing home a new baby, let the Chow smell the blanket and clothing before bringing the baby home. With sufficient socialization, the Chow’s are not typically aggressive or shy. They are just reserved and protective. Read more about introducing Chow Chow’s to children here. Enjoy watching this playtime between a Chow Chow puppy and a little boy.
Article source: Pet Care Rx