In this Puppy Love Head to Toe article we will discuss touch socialization. Confident puppies and dogs are comfortable in their environment and feel safe. Additionally they anticipate how they will feel as each circumstance, routine, or event happens. We prepare our dogs for periodic events such as travel, a vet appointment, or visiting friends.
Puppy Love Head to Toe Video
Many circumstances, routines, and events challenge our dogs to be confident about touch. With this in mind we handle puppies by touching. This video shows how much a puppy enjoys the attention. Notice the patterns which are strategically employed to allow the puppy to anticipate where she will be touched next.
Becomes comfortable when people are handling them,
Develops confidence when a veterinarian is checking their ears, teeth, and feet,
Communicates how much we love and appreciate them, and
Trains them to anticipate a pleasurable outcome in a variety of encounters.
Socialization is preparation for the senses. We could potentially explore the details extensively as daily life provides a vast number of potential encounters. The basic list of socialization categories include:
As a pet parent you will benefit from looking ahead as much as possible and strategically prepare your pet to have a confident and pleasurable experience with each new element in his/her environment. Introduce your dog to new experiences gradually so each of you will learn together about any potential misunderstanding.