Congratulations on your new puppy. If you have found this post you are either planning to get a puppy or you already have one. Puppyhood is a wonderful time, but it is also a critical time in your dog’s development. During the first 4 months your puppy is the most open to new ideas. It is important to introduce your puppy to as much of the world as you can. The process of introducing your puppy to everyday events in a calm and secure environment is called Puppy socialization.
Proper puppy socialization is the first step in training your pup. It is also the key to a well-trained puppy. This is because puppies that are not properly socialized tend to be fearful of the world. A scared puppy will be too focused on what is going on around them to listen to you while you are trying to train them. This leads to a puppy that is hard to train.
Here we have gathered all of our posts on puppy socialization to make it easy for you to find. If you have any questions please feel free to post them in the comments. I will do my best to answer them based on my own experiences.
Related Puppy Socialization Posts
The idea of socializing your puppy can be overwhelming. Here we have broken down the process into easy steps. Plus we provide easy exercises to get you started.
It is important when socializing your puppy to keep them safe. Here we provide 5 safe and easy ways to socialize your puppy.
Sometimes, even though we have the best of intentions, we still make mistakes during the socialization process. I sure know I have. Here are 10 common puppy socialization mistakes people make.
In this article we go over the importance of Puppy Socialization. Included is our own experience will raising and training an un-socialized puppy that we adopted at 4 months.
Puppy socialization helps with many common puppy training issues including separation anxiety. Join us as we go over ways to prevent Separation Anxiety in Puppies.
Puppy socials are a safe and easy way to socialize your puppy. Join us as you tell of our own experiences going to a puppy social. Plus find tips on what to look for in a puppy social.