Puppy socialization: meeting people - All about puppies on Wikipet!
Ekaterina Kastritskaya, psychologist, specialist in animal therapy, consultant on animal behavior and well-being
Socialization is very important for the future well-being of the puppy. And a significant part of socialization is getting to know different people. How to introduce a puppy to mica?
Normally, the dog calmly reacts to a variety of people. For this, it is important to introduce the puppy to people during socialization. There is rule 12, according to which the puppy should see 12 different objects of different categories in the first 12 weeks, including getting to know 12 different types of people: adults, children, men and women, elderly people, men with a beard, people with a cane, umbrellas , backpacks and sunglasses, representatives of different nationalities, parents with strollers and lovers of wide-brimmed hats, people in cloaks and life-size puppets, and so on and so forth.
It is important that communication with different people is safe and the puppy feels confident. Socialization should be a pleasant process for a little puppy, and in no case can not let the pet get scared.
If you neglect early socialization, you run the risk of getting a cowardly and / or aggressive dog. If you take the time to properly socialize the puppy, he will grow up to be adequate and will react quite normally to a variety of people with whom he will meet in life.