Puppies of maltipoo, cavapoo, poodle

Basic socialization


Maltipoo, poodle and cavapoo need a 30-60 minute walk at least once a day, if you have more time, it is only a big plus.

It should be remembered that 3-5 months is the time of active socialization with the external world. Puppies often move to their new homes at the age of 3-5 months.
During this period, you should try to show different subjects in the world in which it will live.These are people of different ages and physiques, in different clothes, transport (cars, bicycles, scooters), dogs (large and small, with long and short hair etc).

It is also worth remembering that an important part of socialization is training in care procedures: veterinary examination, grooming, paw washing, blow drying. Try to introduce as many objects as possible to your puppy. So that your dog gets his versatile and positive experience precisely during the active period of socialization. In the future pups will be easier to meet with a new one.

These breeds are very active and like to play with other dogs. Gradually, they will have their friends in the yard. Do not limit the puppy in the game with other dogs, they need to communicate.

At first, you can introduce the dog to people you know (friends, relatives). If you have acquaintances who also have a friendly dog, you can arrange a joint walk and introduce them to each other. Puppies are naturally curious, so you need to  give them time to look around and sit a little. When the anxiety decreases, puppy will want to communicate.

At this age the puppy probably needs some obedience training. More specifically, a well-behaved puppy should respond to seven directions in order to become a good canine citizen: Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Heel, Off, and No.

After that you can continue with more complex ones. You should be clear in your teams and be consistent in your actions. The foundation of training should be based on positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement is the process of giving a dog (or a person!) a reward to encourage the behavior you want, like getting a paycheck for going to work. The idea is not to bribe with the behavior but to train it using something your dog values.

Socialization is about creating comfortable conditions for dogs so that you demonstrate all their best qualities. Remember that early socialization plays a big role in your pet's emotional state and your joint future.

With attention, supervision, rewards, and the time spending together, you’re creating a bond that lasts a lifetime.