In reference to article about puppy socialization that we shared on our Facebook page, I have a few things to say about it. It was a good article and a good view point on the subject. Puppies need to be socialized but the puppies focus needs to always be on you. It is hard to do but everyone you come into contact with should not be allowed to pet and play with the puppy or dog. You need to establish that you are the pack leader. Puppies need to be exposed to new things and environments but you need to make it a game and again, the pup or dog's focus needs to be on you. You should never force the pup or dog into something. Easing them into it is always better in the long run. I do agree that genetics has a lot to do with how the pup or dog is going to turn out in a sense. BUT I feel exposing the pup or dog to new things could alter this a little as long as it is done properly. The article makes some very good points. If you have not read it, you should and read the comments people have posted at the end as they also hold value.
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Bill Kennedy has been working and training full service K9's for over ten years.