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Why is it important to socialize your puppy?

Published On: Aug 04 2014 11:37:18 AM CDT
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You might have heard people talking about how you need to start socializing your puppy, but do you know why it’s important? Find out here how socializing your puppy can contribute to his or her overall well-being.

Socializing your puppy can help him or her become more comfortable in a variety of situations. This can prevent him or her from being fearful or aggressive when put in unfamiliar situations or surroundings. This can allow your dog to get along better with other dogs, as well as with other people.

Socializing your puppy can also include getting him or her used to going to vet appointments, coping with people walking or cycling around him or her, and loud noises. This can make your dog safer to live with, as well as make him safer for other people to be around.

Being socialized can also help your dog. Well socialized dogs can live more relaxed and peaceful lives than those who are anxious in various environments.