Q. What is socialization?
A. Socialization is a process by which a puppy is encouraged to interact with other people (besides you and your housemates), animals and situations. While the puppy is still young, she is introduced to new experiences and surroundings, so that she is not fearful of change or of strange people or animals. It is not forced, and the puppy is removed from situations -not punished- if she becomes aggressive or fearful during this adjustment stage. Socializing a puppy successfully relies strongly on a patient, confident and encouraging owner.