Bringing home a fresh puppy is a bundle of fun. Puppy socialization is the most important thing you will need to concentrate on before your puppy reaches age 12 weeks. This puppy socialization period is known as the 'windowpane of opportunity' since it is the period of time when pet dogs learn best how to cope with the undiscovered. Therefore, the more people, puppies, objects, noises and environments the dog can be exposed to during this time period, the better. Puppy socialization to these new activities helps the puppy to be much more confident as a mature dog when put through unfamiliar events.
A whole lot of puppy socialization can occur in the house environment - contact with loud banging sounds, such as clanging pans and pots, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, backyard mowers, etc.