A Social Schedule

puppy socialization checklist
The Puppy Socialization Checklist is a comprehensive socialization list. The past two decades have seen an incredible revolution in dog rearing. Considerable change has taken place and it is an exciting time to raise a dog. There is now concrete evidence that investing the right kind of input and guidance in a dog during the first half year of his life has a significant positive impact on the future livelihood of that dog.

Our Puppy Socialization Checklist is broken down into categories to ensure your range is extensive. Your puppy should experience a wide variety of people, places, sights, sounds and surfaces. Your efforts help ensure that he is curious, confident and resilient throughout his life. As always, your puppy decides who and what he wants to meet. Your job is to ensure that he is comfortable and that the world is a fun and safe place to be.

Use this complimenting worksheet

Adding the Puppy SocializationField Trip worksheet can improve the success of a socialization plan. It pormotes focus on the specific puppy needs. The length of the outing, what are the planned encounters, how did the puppy react, what was the puppy’s body posture, and what still needs work. Also included in the Puppy Socialization Field Trip worksheet are reminders of what to take along and see things from a puppy’s point of view.
These days we all know that a puppy needs to be socialized early. The impact of missing this early opportunity can be detrimental to a dog. However, most people still think that taking their dog down to the coffee shop is enough socialization. It is not. A puppy needs to experience a wide variety of people, places, sights, sounds, and surfaces. Your efforts help ensure that he is curious, confident, and resilient throughout his life. As always, your puppy decides who and what he wants to meet. Your job is to ensure that he is comfortable and that the world is a fun and safe place. Our Puppy Socialization Field Trip worksheet helps you do that.