What is socialization?
Socialization can be described as the process whereby an animal learns how to recognize and interact with its own species, other species such as cats and people. This interaction helps each learn the body language and communication skills of each other.
Owners who properly socialize their dogs from an early age reap the benefits during their dog’s lifetime. Socialization is crucial in order to prevent serious behavioral issues. Many dogs that are relinquished to shelters were not properly socialized. This is very tragic considering how easy it is to socialize a dog.