Being a pup may seem like a happy-go-lucky gig, but for some of our furry friends, it can be a bit stressful. Learning and seeing new things each day can be quite the adventure; socializing your pet further helps teach them how to respond with less fear and stress to new experiences throughout their life.
Here’s how to give your pet skills to cope with new situations:
Not only do treats reinforce good behavior to our pets, they also serve as a form of comfort, and assurance. When socializing your pet in the future, be sure to grab a handful of treats to carry along your journey. To your pet, being rewarded with a treat will signify that they are acting appropriately, and the situation is positive. Might we recommend our Healthy Habit Treats?
Take them around town:
Adults aren’t the only ones who can have downtown fun. If your hometown or neighboring city is pet friendly, get your pup in on the action! Not only is the exercise worth the trip, your pet will be exposed to a variety of experiences and events while getting lots of love and attention from pets and people alike!
Dog parks and neighborhood barks:
Like humans, pets need friends too. What better place to find a playmate than at your local dog park, or even in your neighborhood?! When setting up play dates for your furry friend, be sure to stay with them. Sometimes the fun can get a bit rowdy, and both pets need a bit of relaxation and water when the fun is done!
Remember, puppyhood is not the end of socialization. Be sure to keep your pet happy and healthy through adulthood by continuing to find new adventures to embark on together!
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