“Your puppy deserves the best start in life. This book allows you to provide it.” Alanna Lowry, DVM
Marge and Eileen wrote this book to help owners make the most of their puppies’ sensitive period for socialization. They don’t just tell you what you need to know about socialization. They show you with dozens of photographs and exclusive linked videos. You’ll see other owners socialize their puppies under Marge’s guidance. These real-life examples of socialization show you what to do when things go well and when they don’t go so well. Readers will learn about:
The magical time. Did you know that there is a special time in a puppy’s life when he is primed to accept new things? The authors tell you when that time is, when that socialization window starts closing and how a little effort by an owner during that time can save heartache later.
Canine body language. Puppies and dogs are talking all the time—with their body language. Learn to tell when a puppy or dog is relaxed and happy, a bit nervous about something, or outright scared.
Mythbusting. There’s a lot of advice out there about socialization and not all of it is good. Some common myths can actually cause puppies harm. The authors give you the most up-to-date information on puppy socialization and put some harmful myths to rest.
Socializing a puppy during the COVID-19pandemic. Puppies have so much to get used to: people, environments, noises, and much more. The authors provide strategies for keeping humans and puppies safe while socializing, even during the pandemic.
What supplies are needed during socialization. The authors provide checklists of things owners need when socializing a puppy at home and away from home.