Puppy Socialization Resources

Puppy socialization is a crucial part of your pup’s training that helps them get familiar with different pets, people, and situations! Helping your pup have positive new experiences isn’t always as easy as it sounds. To help, we’ve gathered some puppy socialization resources to help you along! And as always, if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask us!

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Family Paws

Family Paws offers professional advice and guidance on keeping the peace in families with both dogs and babies or toddlers. Their affordable courses can help you prevent stressful or even dangerous situations between your dog and children.

Two Paws Up Puppy Socialization 101

This free online course walks you through all the necessary steps of your puppy’s socialization training. Keep in mind that socialization is critical before your pup is 5 months of age, but even if your pet is older, these exercises can still help.

A Devoted Companion KinderPuppy Class

A Devoted Companion offers professional training services for dogs of all ages—and their people! Their classes focus on positive reinforcement and focus just as much on you as they do on your dog. Their KinderPuppy class is for pups 18 weeks of age and under, and teaches them crucial socialization skills as well as some basic obedience in a safe, supervised environment.

Puppy and Rescue Dog Socialization During COVID-19

There has been a surge of dog and cat adoptions during the COVID-19 pandemic but without the ability to socialize your dog to crowded streets or busy parks, what can you do to help your pup grow up to be a happy, confident dog? This very informative article touches on just that topic and offers advice on how to socialize your dog or puppy in the era of social distancing.