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How to Socialize Your Puppy

Socializing your new Dances with Wolves Ranch puppy is the first and most important step to having a confident, happy dog. When your puppy is between 3 to 12 weeks old he is in the essential socialization period. His experiences during this period will affect his personality and confidence for the rest of his life. That’s why it’s very important to be intentional about socializing your puppy early on.

The crucial part of socialization is making sure that all your puppy’s new experiences are positive.  Your Dances with Wolves Ranch puppy should acclimate to all types of smells, sounds, sights, and environments in a safe and positive way. Try to expose your puppy to as many different types of experiences as possible. He should learn to be comfortable around adults, children, other dogs, other animals, vehicles, and different environments.

Positive Experiences

Start by slowly taking your Dances with Wolves Ranch puppy out of his comfort zone and encouraging him with treats and praise when he reacts with confidence. Don’t try to socialize your dog all at once; take baby steps so he doesn’t get overwhelmed. For example, once your dog is used to small groups of people, introduce him at a party with more people and noise. Eventually he will be able to meet all different types of people, smell different things, and be immersed amongst different types of chaos, and noises with no problem.

Through the entire socialization process remember that your puppy can sense your emotions. So, when you want your puppy to react with confidence, you need to also project confidence. However, be cautious as you socialize your puppy. One bad experience with a certain noise or aggressive dog may affect your puppy for the rest of his life.

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