Now that you have a new puppy it is important to socialize them properly. Learning to properly socialize your new puppy will help you avoid social problems around new people as well as dogs. This chapter can also help your puppy build confidence.
The consequences of not socializing can be very reactive and hard to handle. So being proactive and bringing them on car rides to clean, safe places allowing them to mix with other people, dogs, or puppies without reaction, is the reason why correct socialization is essential.