Quick Tips for Success: Puppy Body Handling – CRONEY RESEARCH GROUP



Getting puppies used to handling when they are young will help them be more comfortable with handling as adults!

Here is our quick guide to making sure those early handling experiences are positive.

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Topic(s): Bare Bones Basics, Breeder Resource, Dog to People - Low Stress Handling, Social Interactions
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