Debbie Martin - Reno 2016
Socialization is not just about exposure to novel stimuli. It is about providing positive experiences. Over the years, the importance of animals’ early experiences has been recognized by professionals. This is a huge first step.
It is perhaps even more vital, though, to recognize that socialization needs to be a pleasant experience for the dog. It’s also important to be able to coach others on how to achieve this positive state. Negative experiences can have a profound detrimental effect on the psychological well-being of the dog.
In this video presentation, you will learn how to interpret canine body language, how to make exposure fun and rewarding for puppies (as well as adult dogs), and how to avoid some common pitfalls of socialization.