Puppy socialisation is one of the dog's most important life processes for his intellectual development. Through socialisation, the dog learns to relate to the world around him: people, dogs, objects, noises ... If it is well done and strengthens over time, the puppy will be able to live with the rest of its life with all kinds of situations.
Socialisation is vital since the puppy will react to the world in one way or another depending on how this process has been. When a dog has had significant deficiencies in its socialisation, it will feel insecure in contexts that it does not know, which will translate into fear or aggressiveness. On a day-to-day basis, poor socialisation can lead to problems when visiting home, bad reactions at the vet or groomer, erratic behavior on the walk... To avoid this, you must start working with the puppy as soon as possible and very progressively.
During the socialisation period it is very important that proprioception also develops. It is a sense that the dog can develop to a greater or lesser extent according to his own experiences and allows him to be fully aware of his own body and what it can do with it. The coordination between the different parts of his body and the ability to perform difficult movements, calculate distance or measure the force exerted on something, among others, depends on this sense. Puppies are usually very clumsy because they just need to develop their own perception.
Although proprioception and socialisation is something that can naturally be learned, if it is enhanced when the dog is still young, optimal results can be obtained and its mind develops much more. Through different exercises, our Australian Cobberdog can learn to solve situations and find alternatives, to pay attention to us, to improve the skills of their breed, etc.