With all of the new puppies over the Summer, we’ve had many questions on socialization. Here’s a refresher!
In the past it was considered dangerous to take a young, partially vaccinated puppy out into the world. We now know differently! We now know that more dogs are euthanized each year due to behavior problems than puppies who acquire parvo virus. Many of these behavior problems could have been prevented if the dogs had been socialized as a puppy. Puppies learn about what is scary and what is safe during the first 4 months of life. If a puppy is not exposed to new people, places and things the puppy may later develop strong fears to these things.