American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior- Position Statement on Puppy Socialization

My grandma always said, “Show me your friends, and I’ll show you your future.”  The same is true for your beloved pup!  What dogs your pup meets- matters.  How your pup meets dogs- matters.  When your pup meets dogs -matters.  We have a small window, from 8-12 weeks, to set the emotional stage for the future of your pup.   Aly’s Puppy Boot Camp offers the unique setting for healthy, balanced socialization for pups.


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Alyson Rodges is a dog trainer specializing in puppies. She loves people as much as their pooches and teaches the necessary skills for them both to enjoy a balanced life with each other. Aly’s approach is rooted in relationship, not commands alone. Aly trains multiple dogs at once in her own home, complete with teenagers, a bit of chaos, and a lot of real life. Aly’s Puppy Boot Camp is located on the gorgeous central coast of California in the small town of Santa Maria. You can find out more about her boot camps at and find out about Aly at or email her at