25 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How to Socialize Your New Puppy

Training your new puppy can begin almost immediately for long last results. Follow Me on Pinterest

Training your new puppy can begin almost immediately for long lasting results.

“Ouch! That hurts! My sibling is biting me. Yip!”

At first that new puppy(s) is so adorable and sweet. And then they start to grow up, which happens pretty fast. This can be a challenge especially if there are other animals in the household or children. Here are some helpful tips on how to socialize your new puppy, and help them adjust to their environment away from mom.

 

 

How to Socialize Your New Puppy

Most puppies seem to love everybody and everything.  How do we best ensure that our dogs continue to get along well with the world as they grow up? Many owners of new puppies will have heard about something called socialization. This is the second most important item on any puppy’s educational curriculum, whereas the most important goal is bite inhibition. So what do these terms mean, is there any need to hurry, and what if they don’t happen?

 

Socialization101                                                                                                                                                                                                 The degree of a dog’s socialization-whether he becomes a “well-socialized” or “poorly socialized” member of the community-depends on the type of social environment he experiences while young. All young dogs (like young people) will learn about their social world through interacting with it. Those who are exposed to a wide variety of positive, rewarding experiences will form a different view of the world than those who are isolated, mistreated or bullied.

 

Your aim, as owner, should be to help your dog grow to be both people- and dog friendly. If your young pup is exposed to a large number of dogs, humans and other animals under a variety of different but essentially non-traumatic circumstances, your puppy will grow up to be an adult dog who enjoys the company and actions of other dogs and people. Occasional outside individuals may be obnoxious or frightening, but on average, the world is a good place and there is no need for defensiveness or fear. Read more about Puppy Socialization in Puppy Socialization and Bite Inhibition here.

With just a few steps on how to socialize your new puppy it is much easier and faster to help your new fur baby adapt to their home. While some behaviors will just need to be overcome such as teething, most can be training lessons. Consistency is key to produce lasting behavior changes so that you will not have to deal with any bad habits in adulthood.

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