We know that socializing puppies is incredibly important if we want them to grow up friendly to everyone they meet and relaxed in unfamiliar surroundings. High quality early socialization provides a lifelong solid behavioral foundation to help a dog deal with whatever life might throw at him. But could it last longer than a lifetime? Could socialization actually extend to the behavior of a dog’s puppies?
Hi – I’m Dr Edward, a Holistic Home Visit veterinarian in Australia. I kicked off my career as a home visit vet some ten years ago. I was living in Townsville (in the tropical north of Australia) and had recently split up with my wife. I was sick to the back teeth of working in hospitals, always seeing scared, stressed out pets (not to mention being bossed around by bosses!). I was also slowly recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, so I didn’t have the energy budget to take on a full time, high-pressure hospital position.