Socializing your puppy during their first few months of life is critical in shaping their well-being, behavior, and temperament. It involves positively and safely exposing them to people, animals, environments, and experiences.
- Remember to keep each experience positive and give your puppy lots of praise (and SNACKS!)
- When your dog reacts negatively, reintroduce the stimulant slowly to avoid fear, overarousal, or avoidance.
- Listen to your vet’s recommendations related to taking your puppy outside and interacting with other dogs.