As any responsible Dad or Mom knows, it is incredibly important to socialize your pups at a young age. This is because in early puppyhood, the brain is still developing. Any parent can then take advantage of this window of opportunity and use it to teach pups what the appropriate responses are to certain situations.
The parents of this German Shepherd named Taro are a little late to the party, but that is alright. This pup can still be socialized! To do this, they brought him along regularly to a nearby dog park, where they got him to interact with other pups and slowly built up his confidence.
Their hard work has paid off – Taro is now a lot more sociable! However, he still prefers his ball to playing with his pup peers, to the point that he will focus on his ball even if other humans and pups are around!. The next step then for these ambitious parents is to teach him some commands!
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