Socialization in Dogs

Two small dogs playing together

Did you know that dogs can and should be socialized at any point in their life? From puppies to senior dogs, socialization is important to help dogs manage their stress levels around a variety of people, different environments, and other dogs.

Adequate socialization can go a long way to preventing behavior problems and improving bonding between humans and dogs. Doggy daycare is a great option for socializing dogs. Daycare provides dogs with a safe space to play with staff that is trained to interpret dog body language. As daycare becomes a part of your pup’s routine, it will help to strengthen their social skills and interactions with other dogs.

Socializing Young

We all love puppies and their puppy energy. The first three months of a puppy’s life is the primary and most important time for them to be socialized according to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. During this time, sociability outweighs fear, and it is the best window for introducing puppies to new people, animals, and experiences that they will experience throughout their life.

Bringing a puppy to daycare, not only helps them to burn off their puppy energy but can also help them learn social cues from other dogs while at daycare. This helps puppies learn how other dogs establish boundaries and do the same for themselves.

Continued Socialization

Even after the puppy phase, continued and routine socialization in adult dogs is strongly encouraged. Dogs should still be exposed to dogs, people, and environments to help maintain lower stress levels, burn off energy, prevent boredom, and more.

Doggy Daycare Benefits

Bringing you pup(s) to a doggy daycare has a pawful of benefits (see what we did there?).

  • Daycares have experienced staff who are trained on dog body behavior to help ensure the play yard is a safe space for all.
  • While you’re at work, your dog can play, and you can take one less worry away.
  • Daycare is a great source of exercise for your dogs.

Our dogs need fresh air, exercise, and socialization, just like us. Schedule your daycare visits today!