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Re: puppy

Postby starrlamia » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:51 pm

i would let them interact when supervised. You should also NOT keep your puppy away from people. This is prime socialization time, so expose her to as much as you can, while keeping in mind she isnt fully vaccinated.

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Re: puppy

Postby Stormi » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:52 pm

Kerneels wrote:I read one place I should keep the puppy away from alot of people for 2 weeks.

Absolutely NOT. The next few weeks are the most important of her life. This sticky explains the developmental stages, and there's also one as well with tips on how to socialize puppies:


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Re: puppy

Postby MarMar » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:07 pm

Puppy raising literature:

Before and after you get your Puppy by Ian Dunbar

Perfect Puppy in Seven Days by Sophia Yin

You can order both online. I really suggest reading as much as you can BEFORE the puppy arrives.

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Re: puppy

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Re: puppy

Postby tia_leigha » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:10 pm

Hey I just wanted to say you're doing a nice job by asking questions and taking the time to read )

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Re: puppy

Postby star_frances » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:19 pm


"Because the first three months are the period when sociability outweighs fear, this is the primary window of opportunity for puppies to adapt to new people, animals, and experiences. Incomplete or improper socialization during this important time can increase the risk of behavioral problems later in life including fear, avoidance, and/or aggression. Behavioral problems are the greatest threat to the owner-dog bond. In fact, behavioral problems are the number one cause of relinquishment to shelters. Behavioral issues, not infectious diseases, are the number one cause of death for dogs under three years of age."

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