The first three months of your puppy’s life are the most crucial for their social development. During this period, it’s important to safely and responsibly get your pup comfortable with a variety of people, sites, sounds and surfaces. Doing this will help prevent a host of behavioral problems later in life. If you don’t get your dog socialized in the three month window, all hope is not lost, but it may take more time in patience on your part.
Socialization includes things you can do at home, around your neighborhood and in organized puppy socialization classes. But it’s not only about exposing them to things, it’s also important that they have a positive experience and are comfortable with those things too. How, and when you introduce them to new people and experiences is very important. Vaccinations and many other factors are used to determine the best socialization schedule for every dog in every situation. Unfortunately, there’s no one size fits all plan, but it’s important to get it right. Our team is here to help you navigate your new puppy journey. So be sure to talk to us early about the safest and most effective socialization plan for your new pup.