Puppy socialization helps dogs learn how to respond to problems and challenges. Expose your pup to new people and situations.
Start early: Carefully expose your puppy to new experiences as part of socialization.
Create well-trained dogs: Help your dog learn appropriate behavior.
Socialize first: Puppies develop their personalities in the first 16 weeks. Expose them to new people, experiences, other dogs and car rides.
Make training fun: Add training to feeding time, playtime and exercise time every day.
Prevent canine depression: Let your dog play with other pups. Take advantage of dog parks, dog clubs, and doggie daycares.
3 tips for first-time puppy owners: Bond with your puppy before introducing him to other people.
Dogs make people more social: Dogs serve as icebreakers and conversation starters. They also make people feel calmer and assured.