have been a member for years but mainly lurked from the background, first i'd like thank everyone for all the help with my dogs over the years even though you didn't know you were helping with advice and problem solving.
lost my lab over the holidays and have decided on a chesapeake this time around. was fortunate to find an available pup from a highly respected breeder and we will be picking him up next weekend. my question revolves around socialization, i know the breed requires special care and attention regarding socialization in order to prevent developing bad habits regarding protective/possesive instincts. what do you do with your pups regarding socialization? for me its always been introducing pups to new people and situations. so advice on getting started right would be greatly appreciated.
we've got the hillman dvds and will be using it for our puppy method if that makes a difference.
thanks for any help.