Socialization is a key point in how your puppy will grow into a well-mannered adult. The first 4-12 weeks seem to be the most important time when the puppy starts to learn sounds, smells, sights, and even begins to make relationships with living beings in its environment. By proper socialization, you will reduce the possibility of fearful responses, timidness, aggression, and irreversible fears. Here are some tips:
Introduce puppy to as many new people and situations as possible
Enroll in puppy classes
Take to veterinary office multiple times, even if not getting anything done, just to visit and let the puppy become comfortable within the environment
Take lots of walks and have treats to give to strangers to give to your puppy
One of the healthiest things you can do for your puppy is give him lots of love and attention. Dogs are extremely loyal by nature and are happy when they please you. Puppies can get lonely if you do not spend enough time with them. Dogs benefit from being petted by humans as much as humans do from petting dogs. Spend time with your little companion. Play, talk, pet, and love your puppy. You will both be happier and healthier.
We took our German Shepherd, that is less than social, as a new patient. We have struggled trying to get an ear problem improved. Dr. Emily Benedict was awesome. She was patient and spent a lot of time with us explaining everything. We ended up having a minor surgery and it ended up being a little bit beyond closing time. We were never rushed by the staff. This was a much better experience for our pet and us than we were having at our last vet. This is a very nice large facility with drinks and snacks for us humans. I can highly recommend not only Dr. Benedict but the entire staff
I had a Bearded Dragon who was having trouble breathing and it was Saturday around 1:30 They were able to take my emergency in a half hour. Dr Joel sat with me and went over my Bearded Dragon's whole background and relayed new info I did not know. My dragon got oxygen and seems to be doing better. I feel if they didn't get me in that day my baby would not have made it. Thank You so much! Even tho it is 35 minutes away I may just switch to this vet because it is well worth the drive!
The employees are friendly and professional. My dogs are always well taken care of. When picking my dogs up I always receive a summary of their stay, and any problems if applicable. The facility is always clean. I am very happy with the services we have received over the years. Highly recommend.