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How To Socialize Your Puppy

Tips for Socializing Your Puppy SOCIALIZATION:  What is it? Socialization is the developmental process whereby puppies and adolescent dogs familiarize themselves with their constantly changing surroundings. It is how they work out what is safe and good as opposed to what is dangerous and not-so-good. Anything you want your puppy to cheerfully accept as an adult—people of all kinds, animals,…

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Socialization Rules

Rules For Socialization Focus on essentials. Take your puppy to experience a variety of places, people, dogs, and situations he’s likely to encounter in his life with you. Go at your puppy’s pace. Work with a dog trainer to learn what’s right for your particular puppy. Socialize your puppy individually. Puppies that go everywhere with older, wiser canine housemates don’t…

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Puppy Socialization

  Socialization means more than just letting your puppy meet people and other dogs. It means introducing your puppy to new sights, smells, sounds, and experiences each and every day BEFORE your puppy is 20 weeks old. It is a crucial step to raising a dog and one that should not be skipped! Let your puppy explore new textures, floorings,…

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What About Group Dog TrainingClasses

Group dog training classes are OK for getting some of the basics down, but for real training that meets your needs and your dog’s needs, one-on-one time is needed. And that’s what Family Dog Training offers Successful dog training depends on attention.  If a dog is distracted from his owner while training, his progress is slow. Not all dogs do well…

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Dogs and Separation Anxiety

Signs of Separation Anxiety When you are home, does your dog shadow you everywhere? When you are ready to leave, or inaccessible to your dog, does s/he shake, pant, tremble, salivate, or pace? When you are gone, does your dog destroy things around the home, often items with your scent on them? When you are gone, does your dog damage…

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Say Please

Say Please What is it? A training strategy that uses everyday situations to reward good manners and practice obedience without setting aside hours of special practice time. Applying the principle of “Say Please” is simple. Whatever your dog wants, he has to work for. From now on, doors are not opened willy-nilly; balls are not simply thrown. For those, and…

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