Did you know that puppies should encounter seven new social situations per week until they are 12-16 weeks old? Here are seven ideas!
Let them smell new smells in the backyard & house. Fill your dog’s environment with different scents.
Introduce them to strange, new items. Focus on different things like water bottles & strollers.
Treat them to belly rubs from new people. Invite friends & family of different size, age, ethnicity & gender into your home!
Get them used to new sounds. Introduce them to noises like the vacuum & hair dryer.
Have them interact with familiar dogs. Start with friendly, healthy, vaccinated dogs you know!
Expose them to new places and spaces. Visit your friends’ homes (with or without dogs.)
Let them meet new friends! Your pup can play safely at Dogtopia after they are fully vaccinated.
— Dogtopia (@dogtopia) April 12, 2018