Keeping Dogs Happy
Naturally, dogs are pack animals, that is why they would be happier if they are around with other humans and dogs once in a while. It is very important to keep them cheerful since it is also good for their health. Some of the benefits that dogs can have if they are kept happy at all times include having a better quality exercise when playing with other dogs, their immune system is improved, there is a lesser chance that they will suffer from anxiety and they are less likely to become obese. In order to get the best possible benefits from socialization, it should be started at a young age, this is the main reason why puppies should be separated from their moms for at least 8 weeks. Some tips that you might want to consider to ensure that your pups can socialize well are listed below.
Your Dog’s Health Should be Your Top Priority
Even though it is advisable to let your dogs socialize while they are still young, there are still some risks that are associated with this. To illustrate, if dogs have not completed their full course of vaccinations yet, they are more at risks of having parvovirus when they make contact with other dogs. Your dog should only be introduced to other dogs that you are familiar with and whose owners you can simply trust. Moreover, it is also very essential to keep your dogs away from mud and grass for the reason that there are certain diseases that they can obtain from it. It goes without saying, your dog is definitely at risk of catching some fleas if he or she comes in contact with other dogs. There are several flea and tick control products that are being sold in the market these days, however, you have to read the reviews about it to find out if it will work for your dog. Rather than being sorry, it is very essential to keep your dogs safe from pests and bugs while they are still young since it can cause them irritation and great discomfort, and they can even pass it to other dogs as well.
Watch them At All Times
Training dogs to socialize might sometimes put them in a situation that is out of their comfort zone. With that being said, you have to intervene for your dog’s safety and the other dogs or people around in the event that your dog acts in a weird way when it feels uncomfortable and scared. You should never left your dog alone in new situations with new people or other animals around, especially if your dog is still young.
Keep it Simple but Diverse
Most of your dog’s life lessons are acquired between the ages three to twelve weeks old.