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 develop the ability to handle things well on their own.

  • Learn to “read” your puppy.

Practice reading your puppy’s body language, especially signs of stress. It’s easier than you think and will help you a great deal.

  • Use every opportunity.

Always bring treats and a toy with you so you can create positive associations with new experiences by linking them with food or play.

  • Be safe and sensible.

Give your puppy the best possible learning experiences while protecting him from harm.