Socializing, exposure, new experiences early on all lend to a stable, confident Boerboel. We live in a very rural area, which means taking dogs with us on every outing we can. Miss Tomi (12 months) and Miss Viper (4 months) accompanied us on our trip 'down the hill'. We went to Home Depot and then to a busy park on the lake. Viper's brother Goose, who lives nearby, joined us for a little playtime. I always take advantage of outings to practice obedience. You see Tomi on a long down stay in the park and Viper with her training vest on. The vest tends to keep people from running up to pet the puppy so I can work on sit/focus in a busy area.