Lesson 6: (Social Skills) Socialization With People

Social Skills

Before now and the next Practice lesson, we will cover the following topics:

  • People
  • Other Dogs
  • Other species
  • Play, conflict resolution, and social consequences
  • BAT leash skills
  • Training: Touch (nose to hand)
  • Training: Name

Socialization is a critical part of raising a puppy. Be sure to read my short post, A Note on Socialization, in the lectures. Let’s extend that information by focusing on typical trouble-spots for adult dogs. If your dog hasn’t had a neutral to good experience with something as a young puppy (under 12-16 weeks), he’s likely to have issues if he encounters it for the first time when he’s older.

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