Teaching Socialization 101
Simple, effective techniques of introducing your puppy to new environments, smells, people, and other stimuli can prove to calm your puppy’s fears and anxieties of the unknown. When encountering something new, you yourself need to remain calm, talk through the situation, and reward his calm behavior with a treat.
To give an example of this method, I will describe a hypothetical situation to demonstrate this simple technique in motion.
Ashford Manor’s Australian Labradoodle puppies at only 3 days old start with “Super Puppy Exercises” this helps them prepare for many things in the future: kids pulling on them, standing on a grooming table, getting their teeth looked at, having their paws shaved, just to name a few. These exercises can be found at: Breeding Better Dogs and Ashford Manor’s Blog.