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Is it safe to take a dog outside before third round-vaccines

Robert K. Anderson DVM Diplomate ACVB and ACVPM Professor and Director Emeritus, Animal Behavior Clinic and Center to Study Human/Animal Relationships and Environments University of Minnesota 1666 Coffman Street, Suite 128, Falcon Heights, MN 55108 Phone 612-644-7400 FAX 612-644-4262 Puppy Vaccination and Socialization Should Go Together TO: My Colleagues in Veterinary Medicine: Common questions I receive from puppy owners, dog trainers …

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Puppy Training | Socialization | Set your New Puppy Up for Success

 Puppy Social Development    Being a puppy is more than just play time, cuddles, and puppy breath. Every day your little one is learning and growing. What they experience in these formative years (Stages of Puppyhood) play an integral role in the personality they will develop as they turn into adult dogs. As you could guess, well-socialized puppies most often turn …

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Common Socialization Pitfalls and What to Do Instead

Common Socialization Pitfalls and What to Do Instead Many pet parents come to dog trainers with behaviors that stem from experiences during socialization. One example of how a single experience can affect an otherwise well socialized dog is Heidi, as shown in a story shared by Dr. Jen Summerfield on her blog1. Heidi was a typical, happy puppy who enjoyed playing …

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Realistic Expectations for Training Based on Age

 Realistic Expectations for Training Based on Age  For many new dog owners excited to bring their puppy home, the amount of contradictory advice for when to start training their new family member can be confusing. On one side, some dog trainers recommend avoiding training until the puppy is at least six months old, preferring to let the puppy experience the world …

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The Importance of Puppy Socialization

 The Importance of Puppy Socialization    The most common training problems in adult dogs are, surprisingly, the result of poor socialization during their puppy months.  Dogs that show aggression to other dogs, are afraid of wet grass, and those who don’t like nail clipping or baths, are all behaviors that could have been prevented with socialization. The question is, though, what …

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