Puppies need the opportunity to interact with other dogs as part of their exposure to the world we live in. When puppies are socialized early they tend to be more relaxed around other dogs and people. The ideal age for dog to dog socialization is 12 to 18 weeks. However, the primary reason is for puppies to play with other puppies is to develop bite inhibition. Puppies learn how to use their mouths by playing with and “biting” other dogs. Good bite inhibition does not guarantee your dog will not bite, but it does mean the likelihood of a severe bite is minimal. Good bite inhibition is a crucial component to creating a trustworthy canine companion.
*Puppies must be between 11 to 15 weeks of age with at least 2 rounds of vaccinations.