When it comes to socialization,
it isn’t just other dogs your pup needs to meet.
Socialization is a big, big
word in the land of puppies.
Think of all the different experiences your dog will have
in her adult life -locations, noises, activities.
That’s where to focus your lessons.
DR. SUE’S RULES FOR SOCIALIZING PUPPIES
Visit five new environments a week.
Meet fifty kind and interested strangers each week.
All dog to dog interactions should be with leashed dogs of approximately the same size & age.
Puppies and Children
Good children make good puppies.
Exposure to gentle, engaged and happy-to-meet-a-puppy children helps pups like kids. Exposure to loud, chasing, cornering kids introduce fear in the pup’s world and can create kid-aggressive dogs.
Pick your pup’s company carefully.
Do – Explore and enjoy safe places.
Teach your pup to be at ease away from home.
Start as soon as your vet gives the OK .
Don’t– Overwhelm a young pup with too much all at once.
Familiarize her to the world slowly, at her own pace .