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Are we going to raise puppies to be well-behaved, good-natured, friendly and confident adult dogs, or are we going to continue to manufacture large numbers of shelter dogs ? dogs that soil the house, chew, bark excessively, become anxious when left at home alone and are wary, fearful, snappy, or aggressive towards people? Many behavior, temperament and training problems are caused primarily in puppyhood yet are seldom manifested until adolescence and adulthood, namely ? housesoiling, destructive chewing, excessive barking, separation anxiety, hyperactivity, lack of attention, fearfulness and dog-human and dog-dog aggression. These problems are predictable and preventable but we are simply not doing one tenth of the training, one hundredth of the socialization, or one thousandth of the classical conditioning. We are not socializing puppies sufficiently and so, many become fearful, scared, anxious and snappy around people. We are wasting a golden opportunity by missing the socialization and impressionable training window. Puppies need to be safely (at home) socialized and handled when very young (starting with neonatal handling) and require housetraining, chewtoy-training and basic manners programs to be up and running from the outset. Many prospective puppy owners would much rather pay premium prices for housetrained, chewtoy-trained, well-socialized and well-mannered puppies, rather than paying bargain prices for peeing-pooping, chewing, barking, shy/fearful and unruly puppies. We must teach people how to prevent behavior problems otherwise we'll be out of a job. Common and predictable behavior problems are the most common reason why people become dissatisfied with and eventually get rid of their dogs. Sadly, preventable behavior problems are the #1 terminal illness for domestic dogs. Dogs will still develop behavior problems, but the earlier we act, the easier they are to resolve. Or, to put it another way, the longer the dog has a bad habit, the harder it beco
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