Handout: Safe places to socialize puppies

2016-02-12

Socialization is an important part of a puppy's early life, and you want to make sure pet owners are choosing safe spaces for socialization that will not prematurely expose puppies to other pets or diseases.

While the temptation to take that new, not fully vaccinated puppy to places like pet supply stores is strong, remind pet owners that there are better, safer places to shop with their pooch and get some early socialization. Use this handout to help them choose places to practice the socialization exercises you recommend.

One note: Remind your clients to plan socialization with other dogs strategically and with advice from a veterinarian or the preferred veterinary behavior expert.