Have you ever wondered what causes dogs to be fearful or aggressive? It likely has something to do with how they were socialized as a puppy.
In this episode, I dive into the essential world of puppy socialization. I talk about the critical period for socializing your puppy, which is between three to sixteen weeks of age, and how this coincides with their vaccination schedule. I share some invaluable tips on how to safely socialize your puppy, including exposure at home, arranging playdates with vaccinated dogs, and enrolling in puppy classes. It’s all about creating positive experiences to prevent future behavioral issues. Join me for this episode to learn more about:
  • The importance of socializing puppies during the three to sixteen-week window
  • Tips or overcoming the challenges of socializing puppies while they’re still completing their vaccinations
  • The components of effective puppy socialization
  • What to avoid when socializing your puppy
  • The consequences of not socializing puppies, such as developing fearfulness and aggression
The early weeks of a puppy’s life are crucial for socialization. It’s imperative to start right away, despite the challenges, to ensure a well-adjusted and well-mannered adult dog. Remember, the effort you put in now will pay off for years to come.
Thank you for taking the time to help your dog become a more well-mannered mutt! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive more training tips, canine wellness advice and fun activities for dogs and their owners!
If you have questions about today’s episode, or if there’s a topic you want to learn more about, come connect with me on Facebook and Instagram at mannersformutts. If you enjoyed this podcast, head over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review – I’d love to hear what’s been helpful for you and your canine friends. Talk to you next time!
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