How to Win Friends & Influence Puppies: Effective Socialization

Proper socialization is essential for a healthy, happy family dog, yet socialization is one of the most misunderstood and under-utilized concepts among American pet owners. Instead of solving problems, we could be preventing them. This Session will cover the science of socialization and the recommended techniques to use in puppy-socialization programs or with your own dog.

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Laura VanArendonk Baugh operates Canines in Action in Indianapolis. As a crossover trainer, Laura is particularly interested in the science of more efficient behavior change. She became a Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP) in 2008 and returned to the Academy as an instructor, teaching certification workshops around the country. She is also certified in TAGteach.

Laura blogs on clicker training and behavior frequently, writes articles on various behavior and training topics, and is the author of the bestselling Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out: Training Crazy Dogs from Over-the-Top to Under Control.