Tips for proper puppy socialization

You must teach your puppy how to interact with other dogs, animal companions, strangers, house guests, and people on the streets.

Why puppy socialization?

This is one of the first training the puppy should undergo.

It is this time when guardians expose the pup to new sites, sounds, smells, etc. However, all of this association must be done with positive reinforcements only.

Tips for puppy socialization

These tips will make socialization easy for you.

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1. Daily walks are crucial

Daily walks should not be skipped either way. Your puppy needs exercise on a regular basis.

Taking your dog out for walks not only provides new sights and sounds for your dog to register but also allows your dog to become more comfortable with the environment around him.

2. Start on time

The ages of 3 to 12 weeks are the perfect time to socialize your puppy

Make sure that your puppy gets exposed to the following:

  • Unfamiliar people
  • Unfamiliar dressing styles
  • Boots, jackets, shoes, sunglasses, hats, spectacles etcetera
  • Body touching (paws, ears, tail, etc.)
  • Urban environment
  • Parks, woods, beaches, and other bodies of water
  • and other stimulations

3. Puppy school

There are doggy daycare and puppy schools available for proper training of puppies.

Along with your puppy, you will also be trained in taking care and the puppy socialization process. Dog training classes like puppy schools and daycares are the perfect place to meet other dog guardians, exchange tips, and socialize your puppy.

4. Take plenty of treats along

Taking along a packet of treats is the best way to encourage proper socialization with your dog.

Anytime your dog shows a positive response to socialization, you offer a treat to your dog. The anticipation of a treat will make your dog engage in more positive social behavior.

5. Take your dog to the pet shop

The dog park can provide a variety of direct and indirect stimulation to your dog.

The different sounds, sights, smells, etc., will challenge the senses of your dog. The presence of other dogs, humans, kids, etcetera will challenge your pup’s socialization skills.

6. Exercise caution

Allow your dogs to meet through a puppy gate.

Always let your dogs get acquainted with one another before they are allowed to play together. Even when you do allow your dogs to play together, keep a strict eye on them.

7. Practice regularly

Practice makes perfect.

Give your dog ample opportunities to interact with other dogs, humans, strangers, other companion animals, etc. The more chances you give your dog to interact with other creatures, the more comfortable he will be in various environments.

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