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Socializing your Puppy
"Did you know that your dog's puppyhood experiences shape most of his outlook on life? Take this quiz to learn about the importance of socializing your pup!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What does "socializing your puppy" mean?
Exposing your puppy to as many new people, animals and experiences as possible
Letting your puppy play with other dogs
Teaching your puppy to greet people nicely
Making sure your puppy can tolerate large groups of people
When do responsible breeders start socializing their puppies?
As soon as the puppies are weaned
As soon as the puppies' eyes open
As soon as the puppies start to walk
What is the primary reason that socialization is vitally important?
Making the adult dog more intelligent
Preventing a puppy from nipping and mouthing
Preventing fears in adult dogs
Teaching a puppy how to greet people nicely
What age do most dog experts believe is the optimal age for a socialization program?
Puppies that are to grow up to be guard dogs should not be socialized to strangers, so that they will be more wary of them as adults.
Which of the following should you NOT do if your puppy seems afraid of something?
Praise and reward any investigative behavior towards the object
Move away from the object to a distance where the pup is calm
Investigate and handle the object yourself
Reassure the puppy, using a high tone of voice to tell him "It's OK, that won't hurt you."
With which of the following groups of people is it most vital to socialize your puppy extensively?
Women and children
Men and children
Older people and people of different races
Teenagers and older people
When socializing your pup with people, which of the following is most important?
Make sure that strangers can handle the puppy
Make sure the experience is pleasant for the puppy
Discipline the puppy for any signs of aggression
Make sure that the puppy tolerates rough handling
According to dog behaviorist Dr. Ian Dunbar, how many different people should your puppy meet between the ages of 8 and 12 weeks?
At least 1000
At least 25
At least 50
At least 100
"Puppy kindergarten" classes are a good way to socialize your pup.
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Compiled Jul 17 14