Socialization

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Socialization

 

 

Some Lundehunds tend to be very sensitive or shy. We believe that a proper socialization will give the puppies a good start. Some breeders (whatever the breed) don't do any socialization, they think it's enough for the puppies to be in their own house and garden.

A good socialization makes puppies more stable, confident and happy. Of course there's also the danger of over-socialization.

When we go away for socialization (park, school with children, puppy playground, petting zoo, city market, woods), we use a puppy buggy. This way they can't be kicked by people. When there's no other people or dogs around, they can walk without a leash. After a busy socialization day (= maximum of 2 hours) we always take at least 2 days to rest.

Our puppy pen is an enrichment area, we put in new items every week, it's a variety of toys and surfaces and other stimuli. We have a balance board, a mirror, a brush, a dancing and singing puppet etc. We encourage the puppies to explore and investigate new items and areas, they can explore it at their own pace, because no puppy is the same.

As the Lundehund easily scared of loud noises, we also have items in the pen that makes a lot of noise, and we use music disc with thunder, fireworks and other noises.

 

In 2019 we're hoping to make our own outdoor puppy playground, where we will have even more opportunities for socialization.