I am a first-time Doberman owner and I am curious to know if it's important to socialize my puppy. My puppy is currently 3 months old and I want to ensure that I am doing everything I can to raise a happy and well-adjusted dog. I've heard mixed opinions from friends and family regarding socialization, so I wanted to ask the experts for their insight.
What are the benefits of socializing a Doberman puppy? How do I go about socializing my puppy? Should I be taking my puppy to socialization classes or is there anything I can do at home? I am also wondering if there are any specific breeds or types of dogs that Dobermans tend to get along with better than others.
Thank you all in advance for your help and expertise!