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Anyone post this yet??

http://www.avsabonline.org/avsabonline/images/stories/Position_Statements/puppy%20socialization.pdf

And this is why I HATE when vets tell people to isolate their puppies until the shots are done.... talk about setting us up for failure when we think we are doing it for the puppy's health:

Quote:The primary and most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of life. During this time puppies should be exposed to as many new people, animals, stimuli and environments as can be achieved safely and without causing overstimulation manifested as excessive fear, withdrawal or avoidance behavior. For this reason, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior believes that it should be the standard of care for puppies to receive such socialization before they are fully vaccinated.
 
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