Puppies critical period is from 6 to 16 weeks. During this time it is critical that you habituate your puppy to as many experiences as positively as you can. We have put together a small check list of things to expose your puppy to.
- Cars driving
- Heavy Traffic
- Rabbits/ Pocket pets
- Adults Male and Female
- Pots and pans banging together
To successfully habituate and socialize your puppy, every experience of the above needs to be a positive one. If your puppy is struggling to cope, take it back a step. Move them away from the stimulus until they stop feeling stressed and then reward and slowly decrease the distance.
To decrease your puppy to a number of sounds, download Soundproof Puppy Training. Available on both the App Store and Google Play.