Socializing a puppy is not just about letting the puppy socialize with other dogs but helping the puppy learn how to behave in society.
Puppies are very receptive to everything that is new when they are between three and 12 weeks old, which is why responsible dog breeders start the socialization process already before the dog moves to a new home.
Your puppy can still meet other dogs, as long as you know the dogs in question are up-to-date on their shots.
- Puppy Class - Pet Store - Outside a Store - Playground - Park Bench
The first three months of a puppy’s life are incredibly important, and a lack of socialization can lead to behavioral issues like fear, aggression, and unnecessary stress.