• Devon & Dana x

Puppy Socialization Part 2.

Socialization is not just about exposure (i.e. just seeing, experiencing new things) your pup has to have a good time doing it.


Make new experiences fun, positive and relaxed.


Go at your dogs pace - respect their threshold, dont force proximity, interaction, etc

Offer praise and make it rewarding - take some high value treats along to make things extra special

If you're puppy is particularly shy, fearful or overly excited - leave the situation and consider reaching out to a professional who can give you some new tools and skills to help your dog


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