Well that’s an easy one….
Being proactive when it comes to socialising your new puppy is one of the mostimportant responsibilities that you have as a new pet parent, and it willensure that you are setting your family up for a happy future with your littlebundle of fur.
Socialisation has many benefits, as it will help influence the behaviour ofyour puppy as they grown into adults. It will ensure that they grow intohappy, fear-free, well-adjusted adults who relate well to other dogs, otheranimals, and also other people.
The most critical time to begin socialisation starts right from when you bringyour new puppy home – the younger the better! Remember if your puppy isbetween 8 – 16 weeks old, socialisation needs to be done in a safeenvironment, such as a puppy school. Not only will this ensure a positive andcontrolled environment, but importantly it will ensure that you are mixingyour pet only with other young pups who have also not yet completed theirpuppy vaccination schedule, before being exposed to adult dogs.
Most importantly, spend as much time with you new pup as you can when theyfirst come home. Remember they will be feeling unsure of their newsurroundings and will need your guidance to help them learn the routine athome. They are only babies for such a short time, so enjoy it!
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