The Perfectly Poised Pup: Learn the secrets at LVH’s puppy socialization classes.

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Leesburg Vet Blog

This blog article was originally posted last spring.  Our Licensed Veterinary Technician, Sue Perkins is taking over the class as Dr. Willkom prepares to move back to her hometown in Wisconsin.  We are so going to miss Dr. Willkom but excited (and a little jealous) for Sue as she takes over puppy-duties!

Early socialization helps young pups develop into happy, confident, dogs. Image source: Ellen Zangla Photography Early socialization helps young pups develop into happy, confident, dogs.
Image source: Ellen Zangla Photography

Ok, ok, so maybe we’re going out on a limb here by saying our lovable but rambunctious young friends will be prim and proper at all times, but early socialization is crucial in developing happy, confident pups.  According to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, the most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of life.  As the AVSAB explains (and goes into more depth here), “The first three months are a time when sociability outweighs fear and…

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