So you got a puppy! Where to start first - Puppy Socialization!!
with Melissa Dallier of ACanineAffinity, Training Advocate

Congratulations on your new puppy! It's an exciting and exhausting time. Lots to do.

If your puppy is between 8-16 weeks old, your priorities should be on potty training and socialization first and foremost! In the video above I outline both.

Here are some additional references and helpful links:

Youtube videos for sound desensitization for puppies:

Play the sounds at a low volume, repeatedly, slowly lowering the volume during mealtimes, playtime, or other fun times!

Best Puppy Books (just a short list)

Before and After Getting your Puppy: Ian Dunbar

The Dog Training Revolution: Zak George

The Puppy Primer: Patricia McConnell

Don't Shoot the Dog: Karen Pryor

If you are struggling, please reach out to a trainer near you. Or join my One on One community for more help!

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Melissa Dallier of ACanineAffinity

Training Advocate
Dogly loves Melissa because of Melissa's "every dog is different" view on science-based positive training.

Melissa guides you

Separation Anxiety - Puppies - Enrichment - Reactivity - Manners - Walking

Melissa is certified

Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) - Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT)