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08-30-2014 05:27 PM
onyx'girl Nail trims...
I don't worry about the vetting, most often we will use a muzzle for everyones comfort level. But I wish I could do dremel or nail trims without the drama. Kacie is the only one of my dogs that is great getting her mani-pedi. Clover was fine with it too. But Karlo and Onyx....major workout
08-30-2014 05:07 PM
Chicagocanine That's a good point! I've had some dogs who were really difficult to medicate things like taking temp, ear cleaning etc because they had never been properly introduced to those things.
08-25-2014 10:00 AM
owlshead My Raven is pretty well socialized, having gone as a puppy to Star Puppy classes, obedience classes, stores like Tractor Supply, Petsmart, etc. and dog shows as soon as she had her shots. I made sure she got lots attention and handling (ears, feet, tail...) but I wished I had tried taking her temperature regularly at an early age. She's very good at the Vet's but freaks out when a rectal thermometer is inserted-not aggressive, but needs to be very firmly held or we'll be chasing her around the room.
08-23-2014 08:33 PM
Chicagocanine
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Originally Posted by llombardo View Post
I can't find any stores like Lowes or Home Depot that allows dogs. I ask and they say not unless it's a service dog.
Yeah, it depends on the individual stores. The Home Depot closest to me does not allow dogs, but there is one further in the city that does. I haven't tried Lowes yet. I only included Michaels because they let me bring a puppy in before when I asked. The others I listed are mostly those places people (or websites) have told me are pet friendly, but haven't tried going to myself yet.
08-23-2014 08:14 PM
llombardo
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Stairs!!!! He recovers so quickly with new things that I don't get to worried about anything but he has issues with stairs.
I realized when my older golden was 7 months that he never had experienced stairs. So we took him in the hallway and told him to practice, he got so excited when we told him to go practice and would run up and down about five times then go back in the house. I'm sure my neighbors thought I was crazy.
08-23-2014 08:11 PM
llombardo
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Originally Posted by Chicagocanine View Post
Oh actually let me just give a link to the "in progress" list, in case it might help anyone think of things I should add:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...it?usp=sharing
I can't find any stores like Lowes or Home Depot that allows dogs. I ask and they say not unless it's a service dog.
08-23-2014 07:51 PM
Jax08 Stairs!!!! He recovers so quickly with new things that I don't get to worried about anything but he has issues with stairs.
08-23-2014 07:34 PM
SuperG An astronaut....

SuperG
08-23-2014 07:28 PM
Chicagocanine Oh actually let me just give a link to the "in progress" list, in case it might help anyone think of things I should add:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...it?usp=sharing
08-23-2014 06:07 PM
llombardo
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Originally Posted by annap24 View Post
I have a list of things that the service dog organization I volunteer (puppy raise) for uses for socializing our puppies. It's probably a little more extensive than what would be needed for a pet, but it's very in depth! Here it is if anyone is interested:
Balloons
Mannequins, statues, animal shapes
Elevators
Escalators (view only)
varied floor surfaces (shiny floors, etc.)
Revolving doors (view only)
automatic door
wheelchairs
crutches
person using walker
person with altered gait (limp, etc.)
Speech impediment, slurred, or gravelly voice
children of all ages
walking in familiar areas at night
walking in unfamiliar areas at night
walking through water puddles
Big, looming people
uniformed people
people in hats, with beards, glasses, helmets, umbrellas, winter coats
people playing sports
people in groups
people carrying things
babies
all races of people
parties indoor/outdoor
vet's office
grooming parlor
sports games
swimming pools
noisy summer camps
boardwalk
city streets
friends' homes
obedience classes
bicycles
motorcycles
trucks
buses
airplanes
shopping carts
garage doors
vacuum cleaners
walking over grates
hair dryer
cellar doors
manhole covers
lightning
stairs: carpeted, not carpeted, closed backed, open backed
enclosed stairwells
pots and pans
garbage truck
fire truck
ambulance
doorbell
door knocker
leaf/snow blower
people arguing
crowds clapping
perfume
gasoline
barking dogs: on leash, in homes, behind fence
cats: in home, running
birds
squirrels
horses
cows, sheep, chickens
butterflies, lizards, frogs
wigs
flags

This isn't the whole list (I took out the different store types, buildings, etc. we take them in because most of these places don't allow pets, just SDIT's)
But I hope this helps someone!
This is a pretty good list. I actually covered most of it without trying to. I just got to the horse part with one of my dogs, I would like to get a couple more of mine by the horses. The only thing left would be a cow and lizard, but they did experience a nice size turtle
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