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08-28-2014 04:21 PM
08-28-2014 02:24 PM
DJEtzel I wanted to add in a bit about sound!

I have two out of three sound sensitive dogs... found info about this app last night and have heard great things. Would be great to have for new puppies, and I'll also be using it for training purposes with my adults. I've been told it's "completely worth" the $5... Thinking of using it in classes, too!
08-28-2014 01:44 PM
brightspot Wylie met the Chick-fil-A cow in full costume when he was 10 weeks old. He sniff the cow's "hoof" and didn't bat an eye.
08-28-2014 01:16 PM
LoveEcho Delta's never been in a wheelbarrow, but she did ride around in the bucket of the tractor... does that count? :-p
08-28-2014 01:12 PM
ChouMaKen I'm getting my pup tomorrow and this will surely help a lot.

Thanks for sharing
08-28-2014 12:54 PM
Originally Posted by Castlemaid View Post
Ha, after the first few items, I realized that the author was from Victoria. .
I love her blog. So MUCH common sense!
08-28-2014 12:17 PM
Msmaria I recently read another list also on the forum. Maybe someone can put them together and list as a sticky. These lists would have came in real handy when a newbie like me, was learning about raising a german shepherd puppy.
08-28-2014 12:16 PM
Originally Posted by Baillif View Post
Or just get a puppy with rock solid nerves and skip all that stuff.
Originally Posted by Baillif View Post
The cost benefit ratio changes for dogs like that vs ones that have a disposition for being a little nervy. An arguement can be made that it is better to wait with those more solid puppies.

What are you talking about? "dogs like that"?

Where are you seeing anything about "nervy" dogs in this post?'s just a list of ideas for socializing a puppy. Is there anything people WON'T argue about?

Here's the point to this post

Socialization means teaching life skills.
And by the way, I have a rock solid puppy and he still reacted to weird things in the world. It's about exposing them to new things, new animals, new surfaces, new smells. "rock solid" means they either didn't react or they recovered quickly.
08-28-2014 12:08 PM
DJEtzel Even dogs that appear to be solid puppies can change, go through fear periods, etc. or become completely different when they are home than when they were with their breeder.

You don't *know* that you have a solid nerved pup until you've exposed them to all these new things and watched them grow up a bit.

I thought I had a stable dog until he hit a year and a half and started growling at random people.
08-28-2014 12:00 PM
Castlemaid Ha, after the first few items, I realized that the author was from Victoria. Have been at many of those places listed with my first dog. I just enjoyed getting out and about and exploring, and having a dog just makes it that much more fun.
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