Behavior Guide for Your New Puppy

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Congratulations on your new puppy! We hope you are enjoying the recent addition to your family. Believe it or not, behavior problems are the number one reason owners give their dogs to animal shelters. Fortunately, most behavior problems can be prevented through proper training and socialization as a puppy. This guide is a brief overview of puppy behavior basics. For a more in-depth understanding of dog behavior, we recommend the readings on the list at the bottom of the page.

Herron, M. (n.d.). Behavior guide for your new puppy. Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center. Retrieved February 12, 2022, from


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Topic(s): Pet Families, Socialization