Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Puppy Socialization and Training

Puppies go through several development stages on their way to adulthood. The goal of any breeder or pet owner should be to take maximum advantage of each sensitive stage by providing the puppy with age-appropriate social and learning opportunities. • Between 4 and 8+ weeks, puppies learn best how to interact with other dogs. • Between 5 and 10+ weeks, they grow adept at interacting with humans and continue learning how to interact with dogs. • Between 5 and 16 weeks, they are most able to investigate new environments and stimuli. A puppy not given a full range of socialization opportunities by about 10 weeks can develop fear of the unfamiliar. http://sfhoundlounge.com/puppy-socialization-and-training/