Originally Posted by TsveTokSmirTi
I really don't like the phrase "It's not the dog it's the owner". Not because I disagree, but because I think it makes it sound like I've poorly raised my dogs or I don't treat them well, which is not the case.
Not poorly exactly... Think of it this way. If a toddler misbehaves, we won't blame the kid as bad, but rather say that the parents didn't raise it well enough. It would not imply that they were horrible parents in any way~
As the "parent" of your pets, you missed an important phase in your puppies' development, the "socialization" phase. Though it's never too late to reintroduce that, as what you are planning to do now~