As a new puppy owner, you have a lot to think about: training, nutrition, exercise, and more. But there's one crucial aspect of puppy care that many owners overlook: socialization. Socialization is the process of introducing your puppy to new people, animals, and environments in a positive, controlled way. And it's one of the most important things you can do to ensure your puppy grows up happy, healthy, and well-adjusted.
Why is socialization so important, and why should you start early? Let's take a closer look.