Dog socialisation provides opportunities to help your dog develop good, new habits and behaviours. This includes helping build confidence which in turn will help ease any anxiety your dog may have in new situations.
Dogs who may not have had the right socialisation can often be fearful when it comes to new experiences like meeting new people or travelling somewhere new. This unwanted behaviour in your dog can be avoided.
Try and think of new places to take your dog to expose them to as many new sights, smells and sounds as you can. Maybe take them on the bus to town or for a walk in the country and show them the horses and sheep. The more situations they encounter the more confident they will become.
Check your local area as you may be able to find local dog groups that meet up for regular dog walks. The perfect way for your dog to meet a variety of dog breeds and hopefully make new friends.
Day care environments like Bruce’s, where your dog can be exposed to other dogs and people are also great ways to show you dog positive experiences in a safe and controlled way. Knowing an expert is on hand to help your dog if needed can help take the strain when training your dog in new situations.