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Puppy Socialization

Socialization and Environment


Some of the things we do to help the puppies in their growth and development are: We play with and cuddle them, have them walk on at least 4-5 different surfaces, expose them to different people of various ages, expose them to different environments, expose them to various sounds and voices, use various objects for them to climb in, on, and over providing challenges so that they can gain confidence. We also gently lay them on their backs as part of the process of natural dogmanship to teach them to submit to people. This process is calm and very gentle on the puppy. We highly recommend implementing natural dogmanship techniques for all of our puppy families, as this - along with obedience training, ensures the happiest, most balanced dog possible. Many of our puppies have gone on to be trained as excellent service and therapy dogs.

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