Bringing home a new puppy is a lot of money of fun. Puppy socialization is the main thing you need to concentrate on before your puppy reaches the age of 12 weeks. This doggy socialization period is known as the 'home window of opportunity' because it is the period of time when young dogs learn best how to cope with the unidentified. Therefore, the more people, puppies, objects, noises and surroundings the puppy dog can be exposed to during this time period, the better. Puppy socialization to these new activities helps the pup to be much more confident as a mature dog when subjected to unfamiliar events.
A whole lot of puppy socialization can occur in the home environment - exposure to loud banging noises, such as clanging pots and pans, vacuum cleaners, washers, lawn mowers, etc.