Socializing Your Puppy
Socializing your puppy as young as possible is very important. Make sure your puppy as had the required amount of vaccines that your veterinarian recommends before taking them out of your house at all. You don't want your puppy getting sick and catching something by bringing them places too early.
If you puppy is too young to take out you can have friends and family come over. We want your puppy to always receive positive encounters from people they do not know. We do not want them to ever be put in danger of being stepped on, or being teased by little children. So supervise your puppy 100% while others are with your puppy. They can pet your puppy calmly and thats it. We don't want them playing with your puppy at all. The reason for this is that if they are given too much excitement every time someone comes over they will get too excited every time someone comes over. We want there to be a time and place for allowed play times.
Once your puppy has had their last vaccine it is now time to let them socialize with other dogs. Now this needs to be done very carefully. We never want to put your puppy in a position where they can get hurt or scared. If the other dog bites or plays with them too rough it could emotionally damage your puppy for a long time. So anytime your puppy meets another dog be sure 100% that the other dog is a nice dog and that they are on a leash. That way if they get out of hand the other owner can pull their dog back right away. If the other dog plays nicely on a leash then you can let them play together in the back yard where you can watch them closely. If other dog starts to pay too rough separate them. If your pup plays too rough put your leash on them and pull them back gently every time they do.
This is a good start to socializing your pup. If you are interested in more advanced training once your pup has reached 3.5 months old please check out or training page, watch the videos of customers working with their dogs after they have been trained by us. I hope this helps get you started socializing your pup! Sincerely, Rob Heiple