Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California's Central Coast
I agree with Wild Wolf that it is life long. Just like humans go through developmental stages in their life, so do dogs. Yes, the more exposure the better, but many dog owners find their dog changes when it gets to the adolescent stage. Then you might wonder where your sweet puppy went. Our dog who is now 3.5 yrs, went from sweet puppy, to protector/ guard dog, to miss independent. She is very well socialized with dogs, she is learning to be nicer to people. This is difficult for her as we have many crazy people in our area that she should be wary of.