Socialisation: The activity of mixing socially with others and the process of learning to behave in a way that is acceptable to society.
So what's puppy enrichment?
This goes some way toward improving their lives and replacing activities they might do in the wild, such as foraging for food. Its purpose is to maintain physical and mental health. It helps prevent boredom and behavioural problems which often stem from a lack of mental stimulation
Enrichment: The action of improving or enhancing the quality or value of something.
This form of stimulation should help prevent developmental issues, resulting in a happy dog and owners. This investment of effort should support keeping dogs out of rescue or being returned to breeders.
So it's vital that breeders not only understand and participate in socialisation and enrichment practices but also educate their puppy owners as they need to continue this development as the puppy grows and as an adult in their care.
This is where Sara Lamont the Canine Family Planner founder of HomeScan & Pet Mate Services will be sharing her observations in the world of canine breeding accrued from three decades in the field.