Thanks to free classes provided by The DogSmith of North Tarrant County, Colleyville has fewer ‘anti-social’ puppies.

Haltom City, Texas, June 28, 2010 – Animal experts agree, properly socializing your puppy during the critical developmental stage (for puppies that takes place between 3 and 12 weeks old) provides the foundation on which all future training is based. Not only is this period critical to a puppy’s development but poorly socialized dogs may develop behaviors of fear, aggression, or other problems.  A good puppy program can head off these potential issues.

Though socializing your new dog will require your commitment it can be a lot of fun for both you and your dog if done properly and incorporated into your daily routine.  To make the process easier for you, The DogSmith of North Tarrant County offers a regular series of puppy socialization classes that are free to the public.

According to Virginia Kamper, the local DogSmith owner, “our corporate mission is to help minimize the number of stray and unwanted dogs and we believe the best way to do this, in addition to the work we do with rescue groups and shelters, is by helping families get off on the right paw, showing them how easy, fun and effective training their puppy can be.”  The DogSmith even provides a handy guide to puppy socialization which can be downloaded for free from their website.

Kamper says, “The three most important factors of any socialization program is exposure, exposure, exposure. Puppies need to be exposed to as many different people, places, noises, smells and environments as possible in a safe and controlled manner and the best way to socialize your puppy is to enroll in a puppy class.”

Since Dogs learn self control, restraint and bite inhibition through play, a puppy that can play well is a puppy that can learn.  To enroll your puppy in a free socialization class simply visit and find your local DogSmith Professional Dog Trainer using your zip code.

About The DogSmith - The DogSmith Franchise Services Inc. is a Florida based company whose mission is to enhance the lives of pets and their owners by improving their relationship, and the quality of the life they share, through providing professional support and training to pet dog owners, supporting and assisting animal shelters and rescue organizations to minimize the number of unwanted animals and offering affordable and professional care to family pets so that pet ownership is never a burden. To learn more about The DogSmith or to become a DogSmith Dog Trainer, visit or call 1-888-364-7648.