When bringing home a new puppy, the critical socialization period is from 8-11 weeks of age.

Unfortunately missing this window can result in your puppy going through a “fear period”, or just being behaviorally damaged for most its life.

Most new puppy owners do not realize the damage not socializing a puppy during this period can do. One bad experience handled the wrong way can cause impression to last a lifetime and may resurface later in age.

What can you do to socialize?

• Expose your puppy to loud noises.
• Let them interact with other people.
• Take them different places so they can be environmentally sound.
• Start training as soon as 8 weeks or as soon as you get your puppy.

It can be difficult for working owners to dedicate the time it actually takes to raise a puppy. So we decided to help you and your fur baby out.

Set your dog up for success from Day 1 with a strong foundation in socialization, manners, and obedience. Your young pup will live comfortably in a home with one-on-one attention and 24/7 care; be exposed to a variety of experiences, people, children, and dogs; learn manners, obedience, and commands; and come home leash and potty trained!

This program is the best a busy owner can do for their puppy to ensure they are the best they can be. Puppies can begin to learn as early as a couple weeks old.

During this time period their puppy brains are like sponges and imprinting is one of the most crucial things they can go through.

Did you know that a puppy could learn more in the first 16 weeks of age than a whole lifetime?

Socializing a puppy is also a very important part of their development as it gives them the confidence and exposure they will need to succeed when they are older.

Raising a puppy can be tough, so what better way to ensure they learn what they need, by leaving them with one of our in home trainers gaining everything they need.

We train dogs and puppies of all ages, all breeds, and all behavior problems along with different classes and services that fit any budget to work on your generalization. Contact our certified, professional, award-winning team of dog trainers and behavior professionals located in Miami and Broward.

We are AKC evaluators and active dog sport enthusiasts with our own dogs! Call us today at 786-529-7833, find us on Facebook, or message us on Instagram @ApplauseYourPaws @AYPBroward.

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