Socialization & Development

Socialization is important, and it’s especially important that it be done right. My key concern with socialization is that I am my dog’s advocate: I never force my puppy to do anything and they get to choose if or how they interact with the thing/person. This grows confidence organically and teaches them to think rather than react.

My favorites are the articles “Socialization” and “Fear: Just a Little Closer” by Denise Fenzi, “Rethinking Puppy Socialization” by Lisa Mullinax, “We Need to Stop Calling it ‘Socialization'” by Amy Cook, and the free webinar “Socializing Your Puppy Right” by Ariana Kincaid.

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