How to Socialise Your Puppy With Other Dogs
Bringing a new puppy into your home is an incredibly rewarding experience. The sheer amount of joy and fun they provide is incredible! All dogs have their own character, and that character is usually defined in their first year of their life. Luckily, there are many things you can do to make this process go smoothly. Socialising your puppy is very important, so your puppy can adjust to new things. While it’s impossible to introduce them to everyone or everything in that first year, we can teach them how to deal with new encounters.
Why Socialising Your Puppy is Important
We all want the best for our new four-legged friends. But if you don’t take steps to socialise your puppy, they may have behavioural problems in the future. These problems can manifest as fear and anxiety, and your dog may become anxious among strangers. A dog will often act out when they feel this anxiety, acting aggressively, or possibly even biting. Socialising your puppy at an early age can remove these fears and avoid these problems. Puppies are curious creatures, and they love to learn new things. They enjoy it when you reward them and acknowledge their behaviour. By socialising your dog early, they will develop a wonderful temperament. This leads to a better life for them, and you!
When Should You Socialise Your Puppy?
Dogs are easier to train when they are young. Think of how easy it is for children to pick up languages in their early years. It works the same way for dogs. Exposing your puppy to other dogs at an early age will make it easier for them to learn how to interact. Ideally, you should socialise your puppy within the first four months of their life. Puppies start life with their siblings and their mum. This already puts them at ease with other animals. Next, you should introduce them to other animals as soon as they’ve had their vaccinations. Also, invite as many people as possible to meet and play with them in these first months – it’s quite an easy task as everybody loves a puppy! Taking these steps in the first four months will help them adapt and help prevent them from developing anxiety.
Steps To Socialise Your Puppy
Happi Days provides dog day care services which are a great way to socialise your puppy. We even run dedicated puppy socialisation sessions! Our staff are all professional and experienced dog lovers. We group dogs by temperament, so this gives your puppy all the tools needed to adapt to other dogs. There are large outdoor play areas where your puppy can adjust and play with new friends. Inside, there are warm and comfortable sofas and beds where your puppy can mingle in a loving atmosphere. We take the greatest care of your puppy and ensure that all our dogs are safe and secure.
Find out more about the facilities and services available at Happi Days Dog Day Care by getting in touch with us today!