Things to Know | How to Socialize a Puppy


What is puppy socialization, and can you start socializing before the dog is fully vaccinated? We are going to have a look at why socialization is so important, and what it means to socialize a puppy.

A common belief is that socialization means playing with other puppies and dogs, and while also included – there is so much more to it.

What Is Puppy Socialization?

Socializing a puppy is not just about letting the puppy socialize with other dogs but helping the puppy learn how to behave in society.


Best Age to Socialize a Puppy

You don’t have much control over what happens before you pick your puppy up, so what you want to focus on is the time period between 8 weeks old and 4 months old.


Vaccinations & Safety Precautions

The importance of puppy socialization along with the recommendation to keep puppies from walking and playing with unknown dogs until vaccinated.


My Puppy Seems Scared – Now What?

If your puppy seems uncomfortable or scared – see if you can take a step back. An example would be if you go to a pet store with your puppy.


Places to Socialize a Puppy

Pet Store A pet store is a great place to go if you want your puppy to see other dogs, without interacting with them.


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