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.
Thank you to Dr. Jacob Mathias!! Every visit is exceptional and makes us and our fur babies feel like family. He even takes the time to warm up to our dog who is very nervous around men. Thank you to the support staff as well! I will always refer Tipp City Veterinary Hospital!! You guys are outstanding!!
We've never felt less than welcome here and have always left feeling confident in what was explained to us and any procedure that has been done. We are never rushed and it's easy to tell that everyone here truly does care for your pets and their best interest. I highly reccomend visiting Tipp Vet Hospital for all of your pet's needs.
I revisited Tipp Vet after a long stint with my previous vet that ended in me just not feeling comfortable with the level of care my two small breeds were receiving. I definitely don’t feel this way here. They are exceptionally understanding and helpful with all of my concerns, and Dr. Ken even provided me with his email once so that he could help me further understand some test results he had given me. They are very understanding with my small adopted dog that needs to be muzzled when I bring him to them. They work very slowly with him during his visits and keep me updated on his progress there. I can’t recommend them enough!
The staff were very helpful in getting our girl Precious in after extreme vomiting and diarrhea. And also, they have been FANTASTIC on following up on checking to see how she is doing. Thank you so much. It means a lot when you LOVE our baby as much as we do🧡🐕