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The most common role of a domestic dog in the developed world currently is that of companion. Puppy socialization practices play a large role in the development of well-adjusted adult dogs that display few undesirable behaviors, and which can establish a positive, lifelong relationship with their...

Author(s)
Howell, T. J.; King, T.; Bennett, P. C.
Publisher
Dove Medical Press Ltd, Macclesfield, UK
Citation
Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports, 2015, 6, pp 143-153
Abstract

International research on puppy development indicates that proper early socialization is crucial for appropriate emotional development of a Dog. In Croatia, the importance of such socialization has not been given enough importance. Therefore, one of the aims of the campaign The first four are the...

Author(s)
Jambrovic, M.
Publisher
Veterinarski fakultet Sveucilišta u Zagrebu, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Veterinar, 2019, 57, 3, pp 20-24
Abstract

Puppies are often purpose-bred and carefully selected to be future assistance dog candidates. Early experiences during their stay with volunteer puppy raisers help shape their behaviour as young adults, which is an important determinant of whether they are selected for further training. Exactly how ...

Author(s)
Mai, D. L.; Howell, T.; Benton, P.; Bennett, P. C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2021, 236,
Abstract

Studies identifying the underlying determinants of adult dog behavior and highlighting successful methods of early intervention are essential to reduce and ultimately prevent problem behaviors developing. The aim of this research was to create and assess the impact of a new nest socialization...

Author(s)
Vaterlaws-Whiteside, H.; Hartmann, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2017, 197, pp 55-61
Abstract

Socialization is one method of preventing behavior problems in dogs; however, some oppose socialization before 16 wk of age due to the risk of contracting infectious diseases. The objectives of this study were to determine if puppies that attended puppy socialization classes and were vaccinated by...

Author(s)
Stepita, M. E.; Bain, M. J.; Kass, P. H.
Publisher
American Animal Hospital Association, Denver, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 2013, 49, 2, pp 95-100
Abstract

Appropriate socialisation and environmental referencing are learning processes that are an essential part of the emotional development required to produce a dog that can offer behaviours complying with human social expectations. For more than 20 years, a growing number of veterinary practices have...

Author(s)
Hargrave, C.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
Companion Animal, 2017, 22, 5, pp 276-283
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To identify actions taken by owners to socialize puppies <20 weeks of age, to determine factors affecting attendance of structured puppy classes, and to examine associations between class attendance and owner response to various undesirable puppy behaviors. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SAMPLE: 296 puppy owners (each with 1 puppy). PROCEDURES: Participants...

Author(s)
Cutler, J. H.; Coe, J. B.; Niel, L.
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2017, 251, 12, pp 1415-1423
Abstract

A lack of socialisation is often referred to as a predisposing factor for the problem behaviours that companion animal owners report in their cats and dogs. Yet, many of the kittens and puppies that found new homes during 2020 will have experienced limitations in, or disruptions to, their...

Author(s)
Hargrave Claire
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
The Veterinary Nurse, 2021, 12, 1, pp 8-14
CABI Book Info
Cover for Practical canine behaviour: for veterinary nurses and technicians.

The second edition of this book is divided into 5 parts that describe the natural behaviour of dogs, understanding behaviour problems, low-stress handling of dogs in the practice, preventing unwanted behaviour and addressing problem behaviour. The 19 illustrated chapters discuss dog domestication;...

Author(s)
Hedges, S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246810)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Running puppy socialization classes.

This chapter describes the aims, costs, equipment, management and other characteristics of socialization classes for puppies that are offered by veterinary practices.

Author(s)
Hedges, S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246810)
Type
Book chapter

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