Owning a Puppy Means Training
If puppies aren’t socialized — or exposed to people, pets, and situations in a safe and controlled manner — they can become overly aggressive, shy, or insecure later in life.
To prevent these and other problems, when first getting your puppy, help him/her socialize by:
- Enrolling it in puppy classes that combine obedience with play. Keep in mind, however, that most won’t accept your pup until it’s fully vaccinated (usually at about 16 weeks of age).
- Setting up play dates with neighbours, friends and other animals.
- Involving the puppy in your daily activities (eg, walking, shopping and even working if possible).
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