Good Pets Behavior Tips and Tricks Issue 4 of 12: Importance Of Socialization Training.
Welcome back dear pet owner and lover to the fourth issue of 12 days to a better, happier and healthier pets life captioned importance of socialization training.
In the last issue, we talked about the importance of being the boss (alpha) during your behavioral training sessions. In this issue, we are going to talk about the importance of socialization and how it will affect your behavioral
Having a pet around the house can be very fun. After all, they bring joy, laughter, and companionship without even trying. However, pet ownership comes with responsibilities and you should be well aware of these responsibilities before you introduce a new pet (cat and dog) into your home.
These responsibilities include vet checks, immunization, food, training and more. Along with these basic necessities, you will also be responsible for the health and welfare of your pets. This includes behavioral training and socialization.
Pets (dogs) learn how to behave properly through socialization. When you subject them to new situations they quickly learn how to respond and behave properly. When your pet is well socialized they will be less likely to be aggressive and be well behaved when meeting new people, animals or in unfamiliar situations.
Socialization is simply the act of introducing your canine or feline companion to new experiences so that they can become comfortable and confident in almost any situation. These experiences can be environmental, meeting new people, as well as introducing them to other pets and animals.
It is an extremely important part of the behavioral training process because it helps your pet become more confident and relaxed, which leads to a happy, healthy and content canine or feline companion.
As I mentioned above, socialization training can help ensure that your pet will react in a positive, well-behaved manner when presented with new people, places and things. The best time to start socializing your pet (especially dogs) is around 8 to 12 weeks of age.
However it’s never too late to start, so even if you own an older pet you can still use simple socialization techniques to help build their confidence. With older pets, the process will often take longer and can be more difficult but it can still be accomplished with time and patience.
The key to successful socialization is that it is completely voluntary on your pets part. You should never force your pet to socialize with other pets or people when they aren’t ready because it can have a negative impact on their behavior. It can instill fear, make them aggressive and even lead to biting in stressful and unfamiliar situations.
When bringing home a new pet, it’s best to let them become familiar with their surroundings a little at a time, as we discussed in a previous issue. Give them time to get used to one or two specific areas inside of your home and then gradually introduce them to other areas.
The same holds true with introducing them to family and friends as well. While everyone is excited to meet the new addition to the family it’s important not to overwhelm your new canine or feline companion with too much attention right away. Try to keep the situation calm and introduce each individual separately. Allowing them to spend a few minutes getting to know each other.
When introducing your pet to a new person or experience it’s important that you remain in control of the situation. Keep in mind that they look to you for cues and commands. By maintaining a calm, authoritative posture you can help them feel more confident and comfortable during the process.
It’s a good idea to engage your dog to socializing activities on a regular basis. Try simple things like taking a walk, playing in the yard or going to the park at specific times or on certain days of the week. Your dog will get used to these scheduled social activities and look forward to them eagerly.
During your training sessions always remain calm in unfamiliar situations. Your pet can read your body language and will quickly react to your cues. When it comes to proper socialization consistency is key, so it’s important to be patient and kind.
Make sure you watch out for the next issue coming to your inbox soon. We will be talking about hand signals and teaching your dog how to interpret them properly. Also, make sure that you join our priority list if you have not done that already because we send out regular exclusive training titbits that makes you a better pet owner/lover. Join our VIP list here.
Thank you again for joining us on this journey so far.
Happy Cute Pets family.
PS. Would you like a more advanced training that will fast track the behaviour and intelligence of your pets? Check out our topmost recommendation that has yielded faster and greater results for our inner circle members.
PPS. If you need any product for your pets, we have partnered with several manufacturers around the globe to provide the highest quality pet products on the internet with 365 days money back guarantee and free shipping. As one of our special readers, you can use this special code FT60OFF for a 60% off any of your orders without any minimum order requirement. Start shopping now.