Last Updated on October 22, 2020
As a dog parent, it is your job to take care of every aspect that is important for your dog’s life, and socialization is one of those aspects. Puppy socialization is important for their development, both with humans and other puppies. Your dog must socialize with other humans besides the ones on your household, because you might need to leave him for a few days at a friend’s house, for example, or simply because they should behave in the presence of other humans instead of becoming suspicious and aggressive. As for other dogs, they need to play and to feel comfortable among their peers. This is something you can explore during dog training, especially if you have a shy dog that you need to turn into a sociable dog. If you don’t know where to begin with, we have a series of tips to help your dog socialize. This is how you socialize your dog with other dogs and humans, find out now!
1. Walk your dog every day
If you want your puppy to get accustomed to being around other people and other dogs, it’s important to go on dog walks every single day. Choose a public place to go on those walks, preferably a place where you know there will be other pets, like a dog park. With time, your dog will get used to their surroundings, and they will feel more confident when trying to be social. Remember always to keep them on a leash, at least until you have all of your pet training figured out because they will easily get excited with new scents and new people.
2. Introduce your new dog to people and other pets
If you want a friendly dog, it’s your job to make them friendly by teaching them how to socialize properly from an early age. To do so, you must introduce them to a variety of people, adults, children, men, women, so that they become aware that not all people look the same way, and the same goes for other pets. This way, you will prevent any nervousness from your dog in the future, when he needs to be around other dogs or other people.