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, the article “Rethinking Puppy Socialization” by Lisa Mullinax, and the free webinar “Socializing Your Puppy Right” by Ariana Kincaid.

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