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Puppy Socialization – Presented by Jane Russenberger

Critical periods of puppy socialization; progressive socialization and examples; and how to use the IWDR to aid in your puppy socialization methods and outcomes.

In collaboration with multiple specialists, Jane has studied and scored aspects of behavior on thousands of potential guide dogs during her 38 years of employment at two guide dog organizations.  Jane has recently retired from 34 years as Director of Canine Development, Breeding. and Genetics at Guiding Eyes for the Blind where she oversaw production and improving approaches for early socialization and puppy raising of about 450 Labrador Retriever and German Shepherd puppies each year.  Now, as a team member and co-founder of the International Working Dog Registry (IWDR), Jane continues her passion for helping working dog organizations produce healthier, more temperamentally suited dogs.   

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