Congratulations on your new puppy! You are starting off on the right “paw.”

Orientation Overview

Topics we’ll discuss today

  • What is socialization and why is it important?
  • What to expect in Puppy Start Right Preschool
  • Introduction to clicker training
  • How to provide positive proactive socialization
  • Successful canine parenting
  • Overview of the problem solving model
  • What to bring to puppy class

The socialization Period

A finite period of time dramatically affecting your puppy’s future personality!

  • 3 to 12 weeks of age
  • Puppies are developmentally open to new experiences

Why is socialization important?

  • “Vaccinating against problem behaviors”
    • Preventing future problems
  • Lack of exposure as detrimental as a bad experience
    • Improper socialization can cause lifelong deficits

What shapes a dog’s behavior?