Socialization…It’s so much more than just exposing us to other dogs. Sure that’s a piece of the puzzle, but it’s a very small piece. We also need exposed to a variety of people, places and things.
If you’ve read The Puppy Puzzle by Pat Hastings, you’re familiar with THE RULE OF SEVENS.
By the time you bring us home, we’ve been exposed to a minimum of the following:
Been on 7 different surfaces,
Played with 7 different types of objects,
Been in 7 different locations,
Exposed to 7 different challenges,
Eaten from 7 different containers
Eaten in 7 different locations
Interacted with 7 new people, including children and elderly.
This is a great start to being well socialized.
📸 photo credit: Jayda’s puppies.