socialization checklist

OBEDIENCE TRAINING 101 GUIDE

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Handling

Opening mouth ❑      

Checking the ears ❑  

Opening eyelids ❑   

Handling or trimming the toenails ❑

Touching and holding the nose ❑ 

Holding them in your lap ❑

Give a belly rub with them on their back ❑

Holding legs and tail ❑

Hugging your puppy ❑

Touching the collar with a little tug ❑ 

Holding the feet ❑      

People

Men ❑    

Women ❑

Children ❑    

Elderly ❑

People of different ethnicities ❑

People jogging by ❑       

People wearing hats, hoodies, backpacks, sunglasses ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑

Other Animals

Older dogs ❑     

Other puppies ❑

Unfamiliar dogs ❑

Cats ❑

Any other pets in your house ❑

Sounds

Sirens ❑

Traffic ❑

Thunder ❑    

Doorbells ❑    

Alarms ❑      

Fireworks ❑   

Dogs barking ❑

Babies and kids ❑

Objects

Bikes ❑

Brooms ❑

Cars ❑  

Buses ❑  

Motorcycles ❑

Baby strollers ❑

Umbrellas ❑

Skateboards ❑  

Garbage cans ❑  

Pots and pans ❑  

Environments

Groomers ❑    

Vet Office ❑    

Inside a building or store ❑

Hardwood, tile, or marble ❑

Dog-friendly indoor & outdoor event ❑ 

Stairs ❑    

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