There are a lot of things that new owners have to teach their puppies. They have to learn how to pee and poop, of course, and also how to do those things at appropriate times and in appropriate places. They need to learn when they are going to be able to eat and when they’ll have to wait. They have to learn about biting (and not biting) and about what’s permitted in their own homes (such as not getting on furniture). But there’s one thing that they must learn that can create a happier, healthier life for them, and an easier time for you as an owner, and that’s socialization.
Puppy socialization probably begins before you even get your dog, and it continues throughout their whole life in one form or another. How can you socialize your puppy so they become a well-behaved dog that’s a pleasure to be around? This graphic offers some ideas.