Socialising your puppy means helping him develop social skills, such as being
unafraid of new people, pets and surroundings, and being friendly and calm. It’s
a good idea to help socialise him in a calm, safe environment that he feels
comfortable with before taking him anywhere too busy or unfamiliar.
Introducing your puppy to other family members or visitors is vital for
socialisation. It lessens fear of strangers, helping make for a friendlier adult
dog. Initially, introduce your puppy to people when he is wearing a collar and
lead so you can keep him from jumping. Give your dog the “sit” command and help
them stay sitting. This will help your dog stay calm. Learning commands, and
other puppy training, can help with your interactions with other people hugely.
When you have spent a while socialising your puppy inside the home, take him for
walks in lots of different places, like shopping centres, dog-friendly cafes,
and different parks. He’ll get used to walking over different surfaces, being in
new and interesting places, and learn that the unfamiliar is nothing to worry