Puppy introductions: Other dogs



Keeping your puppy socialised with other well-mannered dogs is very important, as it means that your puppy will learn all the correct social behaviours from the other dogs. 

Socialisation is not about surrounding your puppy with other dogs, but instead ensuring every greeting with another dog is as stress free as possible for your puppy and is a non-scary experience. 

Puppies might be overwhelmed with overly playful dogs at first, so if puppy is meeting up with an excitable dog for a play session, keep the dog on lead at first to allow your puppy to distance itself if the play becomes too much. 

Taking puppy to a positive reinforcement-based puppy class run by a qualified trainer will help set them up for success with interactions with other dogs in adult life. 

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