February 12, 2012
After that there are two important responsibilities of a puppy raiser: teach the puppy respect through fair and consistent discipline; and prepare the puppy to be confident in social situations. It is important to start working on these at a young age, however the raiser needs to monitor the charge so as not to push too hard.
It is impossible to expose the puppy to every situation that he might encounter. We try to offer a wide variety of situations to build confidence because you never know what may be around the corner ... We did end up walking (with) a turtle yesterday.
Note: Keeping the prime directive in mind, never let your puppy go nose to nose with a tortoise.