Puppy Socialisation

Little puppies are naturally very inquisitive and greet new experiences and other creatures in an open, friendly way.  When a puppy reaches 16 weeks, however, it will greet new things much more cautiously, even fearfully. This means that you have a relatively small window of opportunity to introduce your puppy to his new world and you stand a much better chance of avoiding problems in the future if you have already exposed him, in a controlled way, to as many new situations and experiences in the early weeks as possible, while his curiosity is still strong.