Start them when they are young! Puppies should be with their natural litter for a minimum of eight weeks, ideally 12 weeks because there are some dog to dog socialization skills that can only be taught by the litter mates. Once you bring your puppy home and he’s had all the appropriate vaccinations, help him experience the “world.” Get outside, daily! Take your dog on walks through your neighborhood, downtown, to the parks, lakes, trails, and anywhere where dogs are welcome to expose him to a variety of environments. If your dog is a little older and hasn’t yet had these experiences dog day care and socialization classes are another great option.