– Unfamiliar people or dressing styles – Boots, jackets, shoes, sunglasses, hats, etc – Body touching (paws, ears, tail, etc.) – Urban environment – Parks, woods, beaches, and other bodies of water
Dog training classes like puppy schools and daycares are the perfect place to meet other dog guardians, exchange tips, and socialize your puppy.
Anytime your dog shows a positive response, offer a treat to your dog. The anticipation of a treat will make your dog engage in more positive social behavior.
The different sounds, sights, smells, etc., will challenge the senses of your dog. The presence of other dogs, humans, kids, etc. will challenge your pup’s socialization skills.
Give your dog ample opportunities to interact with other dogs, humans, strangers, other companion animals, etc.