It is so important to expose your puppy to a wide variety of sights, sound and smells.
Care is important for a healthy and well adjusted dog. Care is more than food and water. It is boundless love and nurturing. It is shelter, bedding, exercise, grooming, health checks, mental stimulation and training. Training is commonly overlooked as an essential activity that comes with owning a dog but it is so important. Beyond commands such as sit and drop, training includes equipping your puppy to cope in a variety of social and daily living environments.Fear is instinctive reaction and without the correct socialisation and exposure, dogs often carry a fear for life. Exposure and socialisation is commonly under-rated but it is the best prevention method for many problem behaviours.
Prior to purchasing a puppy, families should consider whether they are in a position to provide a puppy with adequate socialisation experiences and can commit the time and financial resources for ongoing training.
The critical period time for a puppy is from 6 to 16 weeks. During this time puppies are in their optimal age period to be able to learn from new experiences
If you would be interested in assistance in further socialisation training with your puppy, please feel free to contact Briellen Ramsay at Blue Ribbon Dog Training.
Experiences the dog receives during the critical periods in development have a much more profound effect than at any other time. A dog that has had the right experiences early is far more prepared for everything in life”.Dr J.P Scott