Introduce new experiences, people, and environments to your timid puppy slowly, allowing them to adjust at their own pace.
Use treats, praise, and affection to reward your puppy for calm and confident behavior during social interactions.
Arrange playdates with well-mannered, vaccinated dogs in a safe, controlled environment to help your puppy develop social skills.
Provide a variety of stimulating environments and toys to encourage your puppy to explore and build confidence.
Gradually introduce your puppy to different people, ensuring each interaction is positive and stress-free.
Basic obedience commands like sit, stay, and recall provide your puppy with a sense of security and confidence in various situations.
Consider enrolling your puppy in a reputable puppy socialization class led by a certified trainer for expert guidance and socialization opportunities.