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If only I knew then what I knew now...

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If you've raised a dog from puppyhood:

What are the one or two things you most wish you'd have known before you even brought the pup home? (Useful tips, information about young dogs, must-have products, etc.)
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Letting a puppy meet every other dog possible on leash is not good socializing.

Unstructured puppy playdates with a lot of puppies in a relatively small pen without decent monitoring of behavior isn't good socializing.

It's more important that a young puppy learns how to learn, and that it's fun, and that you're fun, than they learn specific behaviors and manners to 100% reliability ASAP.

Try not to panic and stress and obsess over every little thing ("is it normal for puppies to hiccup?!!?!") so much that you can't enjoy the good parts.
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