Socialization is a vital part of your puppy’s existence. Some puppies that are not socialized may have a hard time with strangers, new experiences, house guests or family members. Some do end up in shelters after dealing with a variety of behavior problems.
I have met many owners who chose not to socialize in the effect that they plan to have a dog as a protector. A social dog can do the same when he senses fear or danger but also be gentle enough with a new experience of a newborn or someone watching your dog when you are out of town.
Puppy classes are a great way to help with these important beginnings in a dogs life. I highly recommend a puppy class for your new little friend.