Features May 2017 Issue

The Complete Puppy Socialization Guide

Predictably friendly adult dogs are some of your most valuable allies in the quest for well-socialized puppies.

The Complete Puppy Socialization Guide

It’s a lot of work to arrange for and manage your puppy’s social life, but worth every minute, since it can have a positive – or negative – influence on the rest of his interactions, for life!

Socializing is more than just getting your puppy out and about and having him meet lots of people and animals. The way a puppy is socialized is just as important. It is the quality of the exposure that counts (not the quantity!). Your pup doesn’t need to have prolonged or close contact with new things or people. He just needs to have easy, happy experiences. The more relaxed your pup is, the better.

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