Socializing your puppy is all about helping him learn to be comfortable as a pet within the human society so that they can create a bond. They will need to adjust to the different types of people, the environment which comprises of other pets and animals, surrounding structures and the various scents.
Socializing is better done at the tender age of just a few weeks so that the puppy can get acquainted with the surroundings naturally rather than at an older age where the dog must be tamed the hard way. The following are tips for socializing your puppy.
Go places with your puppy
It is essential that you visit lots of places with your puppy so that they do not just get used to the same environment all the time. This is also important so that they do not get to go wild in the event that they see something that is not familiar. Venturing to places helps jog not only their memory but also their sight.
Do not always lock him away from people
Your puppy needs to meet people from all walks of life. He needs to know that people do not always look the same and that it is okay to be different. This will reduce the chances of your puppy being hostile or being too shy every time someone different whether by style of dressing or any other differentiating factor comes around.
Let him mingle with other animals
Puppies being social is not just with people and places. They also need to be aware of other animals around them. You do not want your dog feeding on all the chicken you are rearing with the thought that it is the birds that just fly around. Expose your puppy to the different animals and let him understand the relationship between them.
Expose him to a variety of sounds
Puppies can alert you of any intruder anytime without seeing what it is. You do not want a puppy all over you for the slightest sound that is not even a threat like the sound of a shoe drop. While it is important that they remain alert, it is necessary that they can relate to what is normal like the car engine in a different way as opposed to a threatening sound like that of a gun shot.
Do not push your puppy
The last thing you want is to push your puppy into doing anything. It is better that you give him time to adjust than trying to force him. It only a matter of time before they can learn what is required. Pushing your puppy will only make him more shy or hostile in an attempt to protect himself.