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Socialization does not end at puppyhood. While the foundation for good behavior is laid during the first few months, good owners encourage and reinforce social skills and responsiveness to commands throughout the dog's life.
What owners are often seeking is to have their dog be able to play and interact with other dogs, of different sizes and breeds, in a safe and fun way. They want to know that their dog can be safe around other dogs in different environments. Dogs that can achieve this level of “socialization” are typically happy and friendly dogs – which are what an owner desires for their pet.
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Dog socialization: the socialization period is important for a puppy to learn recognize its own species, to communicate successfully with other dogs, as well as to learn to live among people and other animals. Although the animal learns especially how to interact with other individuals, it will also habituate to stimuli it often encounters.These socialization efforts make the difference in the dog's outlook on life. Instead of reacting fearfully to new experiences, the dog is comfortable when encountering new things, animals and people. This helps the dog and everyone else, since the most common cause of unprovoked dog aggression is lack of proper socialization.Dog socialization period starts at around 3 weeks. At this age the senses will be developed to such an extend the puppy becomes capable of seeking social interaction with individuals other than its mother. However it is important for a puppy to remain with its mother and littermates for at least another 4 weeks so it can learn how to interact with other dogs. If a dog is removed from its mother before this time, it will not have the chance to learn the rules of social behaviour properly.The problem isn't with socialization itself, but with many people's understanding of socialization. Socialization is vital for proper mental and social development in dogs, and it needs to be offered properly. Mistakes in socialization, even if intentions are good, can backfire and may even produce an overly shy or overly aggressive dog.