Dogs that have never socialized are at a disadvantage from
the start and are more likely to have temperament problems.
Dogs go through a specific fear period when new sights and
sounds can unnerve them. They usually start to become fearful
at about seven to eight weeks of age. Testing earlier, at
six weeks, is ideal, although of course not always practical.
We also socialize them and expose them under controlled circumstances
to a variety of sites and sounds. We keep the pups and dogs
in a busy, lively environment where they are carefully handled
each day by trained handler. They are allowed to play with
visitors and meet other dogs.