Socialization is an important step in helping your dog grow up to be strong and confident. Socialization is a common term used when giving your dog careful, positive exposure to people, other dogs and everyday situations that he may encounter. Special attention should be given during the early stages. If a puppy isn’t given exposure to a variety of stimulus including people and dogs when young he may not develop into a confident adult. There are many steps that need to be taken for proper socialization. Done incorrectly it could do more damage than good.