Bringing home a new puppy is a bundle of fun. Puppy socialization is the most crucial thing you need to give attention to before your pup reaches the age of 12 weeks. This pup socialization period is known as the 'windowpane of opportunity' since it is the time period when pet dogs learn best how to cope with the unfamiliar. Therefore, the more people, puppies, objects, sounds and surroundings the dog can come in contact with during this period, the better. Puppy socialization to these new experience helps the doggie to be far more confident as a mature dog when put through unfamiliar events.
A whole lot of puppy socialization may appear in the home environment - exposure to loud banging sounds, such as clanging pans and pots, vacuum cleaners, washers, yard mowers, etc.