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Ok, everyone......

I want everyone to go thru their old and new photos AND videos of their puppies, and/or get out the camera. Because I want the talented and wonderful people on this site to post pictures and ideas of the places/things they've done with their pups during the first year to socialize them.

This should be a great way to give all the newbies ideas of what they can also do with their pups. I want that thinking outside of the box, as well as all the other ideas we've come up with. Let's see who's the most creative!

Why we do this? Check out the following sites!

http://susangarrettdogagility.com/2015/05/have-you-tried-a-puppy-adventure-trip/

https://www.total-german-shepherd.com/GSDSocialization.html

http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/8d4174_58683ff78034453a97331cb1b50bdf23.pdf

Dr. P's Dog Training Library: Puppies

Articles / Puppiest 1st Night, 1st Year

When and why you may NOT want to socialize ---> http://www.clickertraining.com/node/3953
 

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Oooo I got one!

I took my 11 week old GSD to the Salt Lake City Mormon temple grounds!

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Kids, seniors, police, people of diverse ethnicities, sunglasses and hats!

He even met a 3 month old baby!

At the end of the day he was full of confidence and thinks everyone is in love with him!


 

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No pictures from the first year, but this is at 2 and the new addition of the pack.

In front of my local library, which is within walking distance from my house. Dante
the Library. Not only does he get to train and meet new people but they have fountains that he gets to play in during the summer!!

 

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Keefer at 5-1/2 months old, meeting cows at a local Regional Park for the first time



Ho hum, more cows...



Dena & a new friend



At the brewpub



Going to the beach



Keefer plays in the ocean



Dena wades in the San Francisco Bay at 4-1/2 months old



Listening to music at a street party



And at a music festival in Golden Gate Park

 

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Jesse graduating Puppy Education started at 10 weeks old and 6 puppies in the class graduated at 20 week (due holidays)




Jesse in doggy daycare - started at 4 months and turning 7 months old June 7th



Also Jesse goes to peoples homes to play with their dogs, goes to football games, walks at a man made lake where a ton of people are, and going to Woofstock this Saturday in Toronto, socialized with kids of all ages in neighborhood, and at Petsmart weekly.
 

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ADDED: Also Jesse goes to the City of Brampton Park where there is a farm with all different kinds of animals there and meets and greets them, as well there is a skate board park we have sociliazed him to, we also socialized him to fireworks. He gets three walks a day, 2 around neighborhood and 3rd goes in vehicle to go somewhere new, been to conservation area, walks in woods, in city parks, on roadways, going camping for 3 weeks this summer in 3 different locations. Also once in a while we tie him out front of the house while we sit out there so he can watch the goings on in the neighborhood. We also take him in vehicle if we are going to pick up food or milk to get him use to sitting in the vehicle without us.
 

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Re: I want photos of puppies being socialized.....

some great shots and really thinking out of the box! Keep them coming! Here are a couple of my dog(s):

Taking my dogs WITH my nephews to a National Park!



Bretta at an indoor pet expo meeting a BIG cow:



Meeting my friend, her child in a stroller, their yellow Lab and heading off for an off leash hike in the woods...Bretta was only about 12 weeks old (sable puppy)



Just hiked 2 miles, and then the dogs were swimming. These are my friends, their 2 Labs plus my 3 dogs and the sable GSD Bretta is only 4 months old..

 

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This isn't being socialized in "public" but it is getting a puppy used to different footing. Does that count? (Or maybe I should say a puppy getting HERSELF used to different footing since she does it on her own.)













 

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Oh I found one thing today I never thought of until I was walking Jesse this morning and we came in view of a "two headed monster" Jesse was scared... I called over to the man who had his grandson 1 year old on his shoulders if he could help me get Jesse not to be afraid of him. The man and child were great and took Jesse a few minutes but eventually went up to the man very slowly to take a treat, then the man put the kid down and Jesse was like "wow people stack up" So find somone to put put a child or adult or both on their shoulders....
 

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BlackGSD and Sherush, those are exactly the type of photos I wish more people would post! Thinking outside the normal 'dog in the yard' to set up situation to challenge our pups and expose them to new things!

And it doesn't have to be in a crowd. Just not something normal in the house/yard. The footing stuff was great. And the football game was another great situation! Caras_GSD and BarbE are also on the right track with their dogs.

Hope people keep the photos coming!
 

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This is a great thread. I love to see the pups in all sorts of situations.

At the dog club...


Camping...


Playdates with friends...


Parks and zoos that allow dogs...




They have also gone with us to restaurants where we can eat outside with them.
 

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Here is Jesse again, as we continue to socialize him, he was taken to Gage Park for a Jazz Concert outside June 19th, 2008






Jesse is going next Sunday to the Blue Jay baseball game in Toronto and I will try to get photos of it as well as of the dog parade he will be part of before the game and also seating area in the skydome
 

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Here are more of Siren doing even more "different footing". The first ramp is VERY noisy metal, and the docks MOVE a LOT.




 

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Here is Jesse again taken today June 21st at a Parent and Pup meeting today June 21st. That is me playing with Jesse my 7 month old GSD and a 4 month old doberman puppy coming to join in and on other hand 2 year old doberman and 1 year old retriever.

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I am 42 and stronger than a shepherd and doberman pulling in opposite directions
 

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The first time Elle (GSD mix) met Emma (GSD pup 8 weeks)


Outside when they're were kids out (not in the photo) playing frisbee


Elle watching Miracle On 34th Street with my Dad on Christmas Eve.
 

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Here are some photos taken during 2008 Canada Day Celebrations that we took of Jesse at Burton Cummings concert and fireworks, he was a very good boy. A family (we have never met before) was sitting beside us and their young daughter kept aproaching Jesse to pet him and he would kiss her face and by the time the fireworks were going on she was lying on his back and cuddling him (no photo of that as was way too dark out and didn't want to get the crowd mad with a flash).






Yes I have made a lot of postings here because we take Jesse out all the time to new and different things - working on having a dog I can take anywhere and being bomb proof.
 
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