Making Friends: Socializing Your Puppy

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New puppy? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, which is why it is never too early to begin thinking about socializing your puppy. Exposing your puppy to a wide variety of children, strangers, and other dogs before the age of three months is an essential step toward having a well-adjusted dog later in life. The more you socialize your puppy during this critical window, the less it is that the puppy will develop behavioral problems such as fear, reactivity, and aggression later in life. In this video excerpt from Karen Pryor’s Puppy Love, Karen offers helpful tips for introducing your puppy to other puppies, dogs, and humans!

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