so·cial·ize so·cial·ized, so·cial·iz·ing.
verb (used with object)
1. to make social; make fit for life in companionship with others.
One of the most important things that you can do to ensure you have a happy, healthy life together is to SOCIALIZE YOUR DOG.
Most all dog behavior problems are caused by poor social skills, and can be prevented, if we understand the importance of early socialization.
There are millions of dogs relinquished to shelters and rescue groups every year. Statistics show that 60% will be euthanized.
Most all of these dogs would be living out their lives as a treasured companion in someone's home, if they had been properly socialized from the beginning.
There are no "bad dogs." There are only dogs that were never shown how to be social.