In order to prepare your puppy to become a therapy dog later on, you should socialize it with outdoor noises, indoor sounds, people, children, household appliances, animals, leaves, cars, trucks, strangers and anything that moves. You have a window of opportunity until he is 4 months old to jam everything in. You can also begin teaching your dog basic skills such as “Sit,” Down,” and “Stay” using positive training techniques. We recommend enrolling your dog in a group obedience training class that utilizes positive training techniques.