How to socialize a puppy
How socialization can help?
Socialization: Four golden rules
What should you introduce to your puppy?
The suggestions below are the type of settings, situations, and experiences that will help socialize your puppy:
The world is full of strange sounds which can be intimidating to your puppy at first. The sound of trains, hairdryers, washing machines, cell phones, TVs, music, and car alarms are all worth exploring and introducing to your puppy at a young age.
Wherever you go with your puppy, it’s important to stay calm and make them feel that these new experiences are normal.
Your puppy’s socialization timeline
In their first months, your puppy is very receptive to new experiences and learning. This timeline gives an idea of the most important stages of socialization and the tasks that should be undertaken during those stages.
Frequently Asked Questions
Tips for keeping your puppy calm
Observation before participation
You should always allow your puppy to calmly observe any new environment or experience, before they get involved too deeply. Forcing your puppy to confront new situations, people, or places without giving them a little time to acclimate and make sense of it can lead to negative memories and behaviors. Here are three simple tips to aid that process: