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Puppy Socialization Training: 100+ Things to Include

Not all things will be appropriate for all dogs! City/Rural settings will dictate what is available. Repeat as many items as possible each month for a full year! It's not as hard as it seems. As many items will be part of your weekly routine- especially appliances, hygiene, cooking, and the flooring in your home.. So you can cross all those "normal" things off the list and focus on exposing them to the not so common items!


Surfaces

  • Dirt

  • Grass

  • Gravel, Loose and Packed Sand

  • Tile

  • Concrete

  • Granite/Marble

  • Slippery Surfaces

  • Puddles/Water/Fountains

  • Carpet

  • Metal

  • Crates (where the dog can see through wire floor and may be fearful of falling)

  • Manhole

  • Grates

  • Children's playground equipment

Animals

Small animals

  • mice,

  • guinea pigs

  • Birds

  • Cats

  • Reptiles

  • Toads

  • Fish

Farm animals

  • Cows

  • Horses

  • Goats

  • Sheep

  • Pigs

  • Chickens

  • Geese

dogs

  • Massive dogs (st. Bernard. Great Dane.)

  • Large dogs (golden retrievers labradors)

  • Little dogs (cocker spaniels, beagles,)

  • Mini dogs (Chihuahuas, teacup, poodles,)

Equipment

  • Collar

  • Leash

  • Life Jacket

  • Crate (Wire. Metal, Plastic)

  • Vest

  • Doggy Boots

  • Cooling Coat sweater

  • Head Halter

  • Basket Muzzle

Smells

  • Pizza

  • BBQ/Grilling

  • Food Courts

  • Spices

  • Body sprays

  • Old cologne

  • Nail polish / remover

  • Lotion

  • Tooth paste

  • Your deodorant

  • Your shampoo

  • Exhaust (Bus/Truck/Car)

  • Cas Fumes

  • Antiseptics

  • Disinfectants

  • Wood fire/smoke

  • Wet Paint

  • Rubbing Alcohol

  • Fresh cut grass

  • Warm wet concrete

  • Dog Foods (Besides Your Own)

  • Something Rotting (food /roadkill)

  • Scents Encountored at Job (cooking grease, toner, cleaners, auto grease oil

  • Sweaty gym clothes

Things

  • Bouncy Housos/Blow-Up

  • Full-Wall Mirrors.

  • Nerf/Water Guns

  • Vacuum/

  • Balloons

  • Umbrellas

  • Hula Hoops

  • PT/Cym Equipment

  • • Soda/Vending Machino (money in, heavy can falls)

  • Shopping cart

  • Large barrels

  • Yard decorations

People

  • Babies

  • Toddlers

  • Pre-Teens

  • Teens

  • Young Adults

  • Men of All Sizes

  • Women of all sizes

  • Peoplo of all Races

  • People wearing hats

  • police officers,

  • EMS

  • Firemen

  • People with Odd Gait(limp shuffle)

  • Peoplo in wheelchair

  • People with Medical equipment (oxygen walker, cane)

  • People in big boots

  • People in a rain jacket

  • People with a helmet on

  • Peoplo with Varying

  • People of Varying Age

  • Peoplo with Varying Hair lengths

  • People with Head Scarfs/Facecovering

  • People in ball caps

  • People with sunglasses

  • People with beards/mustaches

  • People in costume

  • People on skates/skateboards

  • People on bikes/with strollers

Events

  • Sporting Events

  • Birthday Parties

  • Holiday Celebrations

  • Church Get•Togethers

  • Seminars

  • Concert

  • School Events

  • Street Fairs

  • County Falis/Rodeo

  • Grooming

  • Physical exam

  • car rides

  • Mopping floor

  • Washing windows

Places

  • dog show

  • Vets office

  • The zoo

  • Lowe's

  • Car wash

  • Tractor supply company

  • outdoor movie theater

  • Drive-through restaurant

  • A farm

  • Woods/forest

  • Lake/beach

  • City park/ playground

  • On a boat

  • Campgrounds

  • walk on a busy city sidewalk (traffic rushing about)

Sounds

  • Thunder

  • fireworks

  • Gun shot

  • Barking dogs

  • Sirens

  • Lawnmower

  • Diesel engine

  • Motorcycle

  • Chainsaw

  • Blender

  • Blow dryer

  • Smoke alarm

  • Crying babies

  • Dropping 2 baking sheets

  • Banging pots & pans

  • Loud TV (surround sound)

  • Blaring Music

  • Dishwasher

  • Washing machine off balanced

  • Doorbell/knocking on door

  • cheering /clapping

Weather - GO OUT IN IT WITH YOUR DOG

  • Sunshine

  • breezy,

  • hot,

  • cold,

  • rain,

  • snow

  • hail

Print this if possible and put it in a binder. Add some loose leaf paper or a calendar/planner. And keep track of all the items your pup has encountered and when. Even better idea is a Photo album!! Or ScrapBook!! Digital photos are very reasonable to print now so have fun and make memories!!!

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