Puppy Socialization - Public access; safety considerations during socialization; puppy jacket guidelines.
General tips for socializing and teaching the puppy to be comfortable on surfaces, confident around traffic and to ride calmly in vehicles. Tips for introduction to public transportation and the policy regarding puppies in strollers, shopping carts and other carriers.
Chart: Steps to a Well Socialized Puppy
Blank Puppy Sitting Form - Open and fill out the form using Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download)
Travel Guidelines - General rules for travel; Career Change dogs; transporting GDB puppies in vehicles; airline travel.
Dog-to-Dog Interaction - In the home; at puppy meetings; in public; what to do around loose dogs.
Building a Confident Puppy with R+ - Behaviors indicating fear; explanation of desensitization and counter-conditioning; the three “D’s” as applied to these procedures.
Puppies with Sensitive Temperaments