Today I am going to discuss socialization for your new German Shepherd Dog puppy. Socialize and do it often. Once your puppy is over 16 weeks-old and has completed the majority of their immunization program, start taking them to public places as often as possible, Dog parks are good, but to acclimate them to strangers and even stranger situations, I prefer Home Depot or Lowes, which both are dog friendly. Also Bass Pro shops allow dogs into their stores. In addition, well used walking and jogging trails are an excellent choice because these often allow interactions with people and their dogs while enjoying a bonding experience by walking your puppy.
While German Shepherd Dogs’ temperament and personalities are as diverse as are the varied breeders across the country, socialization is beneficial and is often necessary to ensure your German shepherd Dog is balanced and well adjusted. If you love the breed, and want to promote them, then it is your responsibility to ensure a good German shepherd Dog citizen.
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