ENVIRONMENTS:

Vet Clinic/Groomer

City Buildings

Farms

​Sidewalks

Elevator/Escalator

Car Rides

Beach

Gravel/Sand/Wood/Grass/Mud

Playground/School

Crowds

Stores

Puddles

Bridges

Stairs

Being Alone

Being Ignored  

Puppy Gate

Crate and Travel Crate 


HANDLING:

Ears

Tail

Paws

Brushing

Bathed

Clothes

Clipping Nails

Teeth

Legs

Wearing Collar

Dragging a Leash

Being bandaged

Being restrained

Ears cleaned

Held on back

Holding Tail Up 

Being Lifted into Car 

​Belly Rubs


PEOPLE:

Women

Men

Canes

Infants

Toddlers

Beards

Hats

Elderly

Bikes

Walkers/Wheelchairs

Hats/Sunglasses

Helmets

Teenagers

Joggers

Delivery People

Coughing and Sneezing

Hoods

Umbrellas

​Sports Gear


NOISES:

Trucks

Vacuum

Fan

Mops

Brooms

Plows

Trains

Car Horns

Crying Baby

Yelling and Clapping 

Screaming Child

Traffic

Airplanes

Sirens

Doorbell

Fireworks

Hair Dryer

Washer/Dryer

Music /TV 


Socialization 

The first 16 weeks of a puppy's life are the most critical time for socialization. During this time dogs are more accepting of new experiences. An adult dog's behavior is partly a result of his experiences, as well as his genetics. Puppy-hood is a time to be proactive and prevent problem behaviors from developing later. It is pivotal to MAKE all puppy's experiences positive. This means you will want to praise puppy with your voice, a petting, a treat, or a belly-rub.  Keeping yourself in a calm state of emotion, will also help the puppy to relate the new experiences as positive and "nothing to worry about".  If something goes wrong, and puppy reacts with a fear or nervous behavior, redirect the puppy to a different environment in a calm manner and try again later. At Chestnut Hill Labradoodles, your puppy will get a great head start with all the quality socialization we provide while your puppy is here with us. Here are some examples of experiences to enjoy with your puppy.