Socialize Your New Puppy (& Prevent Bad Behavior)

with Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. Melissa Bain

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Welcome back to Your Dog Wants You To Know This!

 

Do you have a new puppy or you're thinking about getting one but don't know how to train one? You've come to the right place. 

 

Today on the Your Dog Wants You To Know This! Podcast, we're talking all things puppies! 

 

In this episode we cover puppy socialization, how to decrease the chance of them developing bad behaviors, correcting bad behaviors if you notice them forming, and how to make them into good citizens that fit into your family.

 

There's been a huge puppy explosion over the last six months, so I think this is the perfect opportunity to have my special guest, Dr. Melissa Bain on the podcast to help you integrate your puppy into your life and your family.

 

Melissa is a professor of Clinical Animal Behavior at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and is board-certified in both veterinary behavior and veterinary welfare. She also has a Master's degree in advanced clinical research and is a past president of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.



In Today’s Episode, We Discuss: 

  • The challenges of socializing a puppy during the pandemic
  • Tips for introducing a puppy to new people and dogs
  • Going to Lowes or Home Depot to expose your puppy to new things 
  • Where you should or should not worry about taking your unvaccinated puppy 
  • The benefits of socialization classes 
  • How to stop nipping and biting
  • How to reduce barking
  • Respecting that not all dogs like to receive hugs 

 

Bringing a new puppy home is such an exciting event for the whole family. And if you want to establish good behaviors, now is the best time. Once they are older, it can be harder to reverse bad behavior. 

 

By the end of this episode, you should know everything you need to know to start socializing with your new puppy! 



Resources Mentioned:

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

UC Davis Veterinary Behavior Service

Find a Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist

Ultimate Puppy Website



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