Socialisation and Training
- The socialisation period for dogs is between four and 12 weeks of age. During this period a puppy will tend to accept new experiences and therefore not be fearful of them later in life.
- Allowing your puppy to have good experiences while meeting a range of people and other dogs (as long as they are fully vaccinated and healthy) as well as hearing sounds around the house will hopefully mean that your puppy will accept them for life and not be afraid.
- It is generally a good idea to enrol your puppy in training classes. A well mannered dog is easier to take places and will make life easier for both owner and dog. Ask your vet about classes in your area.