Checklist for your puppy’s socialization training

Human:

  • Adults
  • Disabled
  • Crawling baby
  • Courier
  • Crying and laughing baby
  • Man in black
  • Children Of All Ages
  • Man wearing Sunglasses
  • Elderly people
  • (Police firefighter guards, etc.)
  • People in uniforms
  • People in different shape
  • Strangers who come to the house
  • People of different ethnicities
  • People pushing strollers
  • People who run
  • People wearing hats
  • People riding a bike
  • People with big or small bags

Sounds:

  • Car/Bus/Motorcycle
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Loud appliances
  • Hair dryers
  • Loud TV
  • Musical instruments
  • Loud talking/arguing sounds
  • People crying
  • Basketball slapping
  • Vigorous slamming of a door
  • Sirens
  • Rolling objects
  • Heavy objects hitting the ground
  • Doorbell
  • Decorating sounds
  • Toys that make noise
  • Thunder

 

Dog Wash & Daily Life:

  • Wearing a Crested Collar
  • Wearing a Chest Harness
  • Sleeping in a Crate
  • Clothes & Shoes
  • Toiletries
  • Nail clipping
  • Grooming
  • Blowing
  • Bathing
  • Cleaning Ears
  • Cleaning teeth
  • Looking in the mirror
  • Swimming (depends on breed)

Interacting with people:

  • Being touched by a stranger
  • Being held by a stranger
  • Being held on a leash by a stranger
  • Having their ears touched
  • Being touched by teeth
  • Being touched by paw
  • Tummy touch
  • Touching hind legs
  • Hand-feeding food

Animals:

  • Puppies
  • Fully vaccinated and healthy adult dogs
  • Cats
  • Other animals in the house
  • Common farm animals
  • Birds (chasing discouraged)

Location:

  • Veterinary hospitals/pet stores
  • Crowded and noisy shopping malls
  • Friend's house
  • Stairs
  • Elevator
  • Riding in a car
  • Door that opens automatically
  • Countryside / Different footing
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