Summit Tip - Puppy Socialization

By Brenda Crispin

Hi Everyone,

I have often mentioned the importance of socialization for the young puppies.  I came across this video a few weeks back and liked it so much I have added it to our orientations. It so clearly shows why socialization is important and it describes different types.  The Foster Home and Puppy Raising Manual has more information and has copies of The Puppy Rules of Twelve to help you keep track of what your dog has been exposed to. 

Please take a look at the video below.

We now have a detailed section in the Foster Home and Puppy Raising Manual that describes all the different developmental stages for dogs.  I would like to ask each of you to go to the manual and read the Understanding Dog Behavior section (Pgs 20-28).  The information there will hopefully provide you insight to how your Summit dog may be acting.

Foster manual link here.

I welcome question and feedback.

Brenda Crispin

Foster Home Coordinator

Summit Assistance Dogs