The importance of puppy socialization can not be understated. From birth through 16 weeks represents a critical socialization period for puppies. The more unique and positive experiences you expose your puppy to during this period, the better and more confident they will be later in life. This content is based on decades of experience raising puppies coupled with extensive study in canine behavior and dog training. With advice on when to start socializing your puppy, the dos and don’ts of puppy socialization, and many practical tips and tricks for making the absolute most of this exciting time in your puppy’s life!