The social creature; Puppies!
A quick news point; Our distributor has run into some delays with the shipment of pet foods. This has meant food orders (NOT medications) are being delayed by 1-2 orders. That means 3-7 days delays from normal delivery. If your pet is on a prescription diet, please plan a bit farther ahead and order in advance so we can ensure we get the food in before you run out!
And now... all about puppies and socialization!
During the first three months of life puppies go through a period where curiosity outweighs fear. It is EXTREMELY important to socialize your puppy with new people, animals, stimuli and environments during this time, to prevent or at least reduce behavioural problems later in life. All training should be based on fun-for-all, through frequent praise and/or treats for desired behaviors. As this receptive period occurs before your puppy is fully vaccinated, precautions need to be taken.
Recommendations for socialization include:
If your puppy displays signs of fear and is not thriving, we encourage you to schedule a consultation. We can discuss ways to reduce anxiety and positively reinforce good behaviour to develop a balanced, well adjusted dog for life!
Modified from the AVSAB Position Statement on Puppy Socialization
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