Socialization with People

Meeting Strangers - SIRIUS Puppy Training Classic

Meeting new people is very exciting, so it can be a difficult time to control your dog.  If you want to train your dog to meet people in a calm manner you have to practice it.

Easy Handling - Training the Companion Dog 1 – Socialization & Training

A dog that enjoys being handled and examined by strangers will make your next trip to the vet a breeze.  Don’t wait until your dog is injured or sick before you teach them to enjoy handling.

Food Bowl Handling - SIRIUS Puppy Training Classic

Dogs may naturally becoming defensive around their food, so Gwen Bohnenkamp demonstrates how to condition your dog to enjoy your presence and handling during dinner time.

Children Around the Food Bowl - SIRIUS Puppy Training Classic

Suzie Bluford demonstrates how to condition your dog to enjoy having children around them while they’re eating their dinner.  Hand-feed your pup some extra tasty treats while they’re eating their normal dinner.

Pass the Puppy - SIRIUS Puppy Training Classic

It’s important that your puppy is handled by strangers as well.  The best part of puppy class is sitting in a circle passing them around and getting the chance to handle and praise each pup.

Don’t Forget the Handling - SIRIUS Puppy Training Classic

Handling is such a simple exercise that  people often neglect to do it often enough.  The only way your adult dog will be happy being handled is if you trained them to enjoy it as a puppy.

Greeting & Gentling

When you meet a new dog, give it the chance to come to you, and check to see if it will take a treat from you.  All puppies and dogs need to be actively handled and socialized so they are friendly with strangers and during vet exams

Pass the Puppy: Socializing Your Puppy to People

If you want to ensure that your puppy grows into a friendly adult dog, then organize some puppy parties, where they can meet lots of new people, and learn to like them.

 

Fear of People

Socializing a puppy to people is the easiest and most enjoyable aspect of raising a dog. On a regular and ongoing basis, puppies need to meet, play with, and be handled and trained by a wide variety of people, especially including strangers, men, and children.

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