The closing of this social window is explained through the growth of a puppy’s brain. A puppy’s brain grows like its legs grow. As Coppinger (p 113 2001) explains so well “Legs not only can walk but them must walk in order to grow properly” The brain responds in the same way.
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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 [...]
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