“Socializing” your puppy is very important to the overall development of the dog. The proper way to socialize the pup is to take him to new places daily or weekly. It’s important that everything is positive. A positive first experience in new places will establish a good expectation in the dog that new places and new people are good. Make sure you carry treats, using them to keep the experiences fun and exciting for him. Lowes, Home Depot, Tractor Supply, PetCo and PetSmart all allow dogs on leash in the buildings. These are ideal places to socialize your pup. Make sure he gets time to play with new dogs on a weekly basis too.
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