Behaviour and Training Advice

Puppy Socialization

Puppies have a short period in their development between eight weeks and three-four months of age that is very important for proper socialization. This time in their life they are most receptive to meeting new people, new places and new things and during this time we have the opportunity to establish positive exposure to everyday things. Puppies should be exposed to one hundred people before they are twelve weeks of age, especially men and children. At the same time of this exposure we must balance the risk of exposure to infectious disease. Puppy classes are an excellent safe way to achieve this level of exposure and prevent all those fearful behaviours from the beginning.

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