Puppy Socialization List – Performance Puppy ABCs 

 September 5, 2018

By  Daisy Peel

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Umbrellas popping up!
Focus while kids are running around
Focus while dogs are running and barking
Lots of store environments

Outside and inside buildings where there are lots of people, not easy during Covid. Play and be comfortable around other dogs, bicycles, walks, agility environments.

other dogs
humans
children
cattle
sheep
horses
chickens
other farm animals
cats
restaurants
riding in the truck in back on the ranch
riding in the truck in cab
going to work with me at various ranches
riding in a golf cart
riding in a boat
riding on a paddleboard
going to outdoor malls
going on hiking trails
going to park events with large groups, music rides etc
agility trials
elevators
escalators
farm equipment like tractors

I want my puppy to eventually earn the Canine Good Citizen designation so that I can take him with me to visit nursing homes. It has been very difficult to socialize him during this pandemic, as I haven't been able to get out as much myself. But I have tried to introduce him to my family members, and we took him on an RV trip across several states. I think he's had some good experiences, and he seems friendly and interested in people on our walks (he was a cautious little pup).

Playing with other dogs
Playing with you
Toy Socialization
Socialization with other humans such as friends or family
Socialization with other animals

Stairs
Wobble boards
Doors
Grooming
Running children
Bicycles
Other species
Sounds
Surfaces
Heights
Light beams
Cracks
Riding in wagons

Puppy school
Go to beach
Go to skate park
Walk in crowds
See prams and strollers
Meet lots of people

Stores
Cars
Dog shows
Kids
Vets office
People
Hats
Crates
Floors
Grass
At least 10 new things a day

My puppy should be comfortable at an agility trial or class.
My puppy should be able to travel in the car in his crate.

Go in the City
go to the Busstation,
to meet Horses
to meet other Dogs,
to meet Children
go to the station
visit a Zoo.
go in the Restaurant.
A walk on a sidewalk on a busy street.

Puppy class room
Strollers
kids
other dogs
crowds
walkers
shopping carts
traffic

Bicycles
Children
Walk past other dogs being walked
Crowds
Running dogs

Men with hats
Men with facial hair
Small children
Honking horns
Bicycles going by
Walk past other dogs being walked
Cheering crowds

Comfortable around other people and dogs
Not afraid of noisy surroundings
Used to other farm animals
Comfortable in a loud trial setting

Riding in the car
Get along with other dogs and cats
Work outdoors as well as indoors
Work around other dogs, even while they are running, barking, doing agility
Greet people appropriately: adults and children, people with dog on leash
Walk in areas with car traffic, also buses and motorcycles
Work around strange noises: banging crates, fans, buzzers, speakers

comfortable around crowds
be able to relax at cafes
be able to relax in high stimulating environments (trialing grounds)
comfortable with cows, horses and chickens
comfortably walk with me in bushland, on hikes etc
interact with other dogs responsibly
happy to explore the beach, parklands, bushlands
Be able to stay at other peoples place for when I have to go away for work

-dog shows/training
-different surfaces (turf,dirt, foam)
- hotels
- kids (neighbors, playground, possibly preschool)
- airport (busy, noisy, luggage carts, luggage being pulled, being carried in pet carrier, escalator and elevator)
- nursing home (walkers, wheelchairs, canes)
- bus (not sure if he is allowed in bus here, need to find out)
- Downtown (busy, cars, people, horse carriages, bikes, motorcycles, stores,...)
- Stores that allow pets like some hardware stores and I believe some camping stores
- hiking in woods

Public address systems
Traveling by train and plane, and other modes of public transportation
Walking downtown
Kids playing soccer in an indoor arena
All kinds of people
All kinds of dogs

Dog events
Elderly people
Wheelchairs
Walkers
Plane rides
Bus rides
Crazy kids
All animals

Horses
Children
Traffic
Visitors

Take puppy to Saturday Market
Take puppy to city park
Take puppy to an agility show

Daisy Peel


Daisy has been on the forefront of the trend of online agility education, and her Online Classroom is one of the leading sources for those seeking to improve the quality of their participation in the sport from afar. Her instruction, whether online or in person, is widely sought after as some of the best instruction available for those at any level, with any type of dog.

Daisy Peel

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