Did you know a 2017 study showed nearly a third of puppies get minimal socialization opportunities?
This is a worrying statistic, as a lack of socialization can increase the chance of a puppy developing fears of dogs, strangers, loud noises, traffic and other aspects of daily life. Under-socialized puppies are also more likely to develop problematic behaviors – which could increase the risk of being given up to shelters.
This guide will teach you how to positively socialize your puppy. The goal is to help your dog feel safe and confident in a variety of situations. By doing so, you’ll strengthen the bond you have with your puppy and increase the chances of a relaxed and adaptable adult dog.