Caring For Your New Dog

Congratulations on getting your new dog. Whether you are new to dog ownership, or an experienced veteran, each pup has his or her own personality, bringing new fun and new challenges.  Your pet’s behavior and temperament now depends completely on your care, appropriate socialization and training. Success or failure is in your hands. You’re happy and excited, but keep in…

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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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