Puppies have a critical learning period and the most effective socialization is done by 12 to 14 weeks of age. Socialization is pretty simple – it only requires that you spend time with your puppy in various situations and expose them to new things, noises, and people during this time. It certainly takes time and patience on your part, but any dog, young or old, can do it! With socialization, you reduce the risk of dog bites and make your dog a happier and less anxious dog in every day situations.

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