Puppy Orientation Part 4 – Socialization

Fear and Aggression prevention

Working at your Dog’s Level

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Socialization is the process of positively introducing your puppy to Places, People, Animals, Sounds, Objects and Obstacles in a manner that’s tailored to his own needs so he will more easily accept new experiences as an adult. Once puppies reach a certain age—around 4 to 6 months—their ability to easily accept new experiences begins to wane.

If they have not been well socialized by that time you can see all sorts of behavioral problems stemming from fear—aggression, agoraphobia, reactivity towards certain people, animals, or situations, etc.