Puppy Socialization: Interview with Dr. Ian Dunbar

June 22, 2021

by Diane Zahorodny

I interviewed world renowned dog training and behaviorist, Dr. Ian Dunbar, about puppy socialization. He shares his thoughts on Early Neurological Stimulation, his life growing up with animals on his grandfather's farm and he tells the beautiful story of how his dog spent his final moments at the vet's office happy and relaxed because he had been socialized to love that place and those people.


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