“I have a new puppy, but he doesn't know how to behave around others" "My puppy is scared of other dogs, but I know he needs to learn to play. Do I force play?" "I don't want my puppy to be skittish or aggressive when she gets older. How do I train her?"
"Why do it and how do I socialize my puppy safely and effectively?”
If you are a new puppy pawrent, I want to assure you that there is PLENTY you can do to help your puppy adjust to living in our human world - and ensure you have a confident, safe, and well-mannered adult doggo!
The socialization period is the time from 8-16 weeks that your puppy learns about the world around him/her. it is important to will provide your puppy with the social skills needed to interact with other people and dogs comfortably and confidently, while preventing your puppy from becoming fearful, shy or skiddish in the future. Although this may sound like a daunting task, we are here to help!
Sploot partnered up with Tanya Lim, CPDT-KA with Family Pupz to bring a series about puppy socialization. Properly socializing your new pup is VITAL to your pups maturation, and we are here to give you some tips and tricks on how to do so! Watch the videos below to get the ultimate guide to socializing your pup.
Now that you know what puppy socialization is, and why it is important, here are some "Dos" and "Don'ts" when learning to socialize.
You got this, new puppy parent! Of course, we are ALWAYS here to chat if you have any questions for concerns, and reach out to Family Pupz for effective training sessions!