A Social Schedule
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A Social Schedule is a comprehensive socialization list. The list is broken down into categories to ensure that you cover everything. Your puppy needs to be exposed to a wide variety of people, places, and things. Your objective is to successfully expose your pup to as many of the things on this list as possible.

People
Adults
Babies
Toddlers
Children
Teenagers
Seniors
Both genders
Different ethnicities
Animals
Friendly, healthy dogs
Puppies
Small pets (hamsters)
Large birds (geese)
Cats
Livestock (goats)
People with
Canes
Crutches
Legs in cast
Metal frame walkers
Wheelchairs
Guide dogs
Baby carriages
Baby carriers
Back packs
Luggage
Wagons
Shopping carts
Limps or odd gaits
Erratic body moves
Different Environments
Car rides
Socialization class
Vet clinic
Boarding kennel
Groomers
The bank
Video store
Gas station
Toll booth
Shopping mall
Friend’s homes
Public transit
Outdoor café
Country versus city
Elevators/escalators
Automatic doors
People in Uniform
Police
Firefighters
Postal workers
Vet clinic staff
Ambulance attendants
Crossing guards
Meter readers
Telephone worker
Couriers
People Wearing
Raincoats
Umbrellas
Sunglasses
Hats
Beards
Helmets
Costumes
Punk hairdos
Shaved heads
Athletic Folk
Joggers
Skate boarders
Cyclists
Roller bladers
Cross country skiers
Toboggans and sleds
Snow boarders
Surfers
Wind surfers
Speed walkers
Spectator at 10k run
Kayakers/canoeing
Hang gliders
People swimming
Water skiing
Hackysack
Martial arts
Bike couriers
Motor Vehicles
Motorcycles
Skidoos
Seadoos
Trucks backing up
Screeching brakes
Cars backfiring
Airplanes
Helicopters
Street cleaners
Snow plows
Garbage trucks
Construction Sites & Gardeners
Jackhammers
Cranes
Front-end loaders
Bulldozers
Sledgehammers
Power tools
Fork lifts
Carrying shovels
Wheelbarrows
Lawn mowers
Ride on mowers
Leaf blowers
Weed whippers
Electric hedge shears
Sweeping with broom
Garden hose
Sprinkler system
What to do if your puppy is frightened:

If at any time during Socialization your puppy is frightened — trying to run away, tail tucked, or attempts to bite:

Home Environment
Phone ringing
Doorbell
Loud TV
Loud music
Hair dryer
Vacuum cleaner
Kettle
Dish washer
Washer/dryer
Electrical appliances
Dog in bath/shower
Domestic staff
Home office
Sweeping/mopping
Guests
Repair people
Delivery people
Different Surfaces
Stairs (up and down)
Sand
Wood
Ceramic tiles
Carpet
Slippery surfaces
Manholes and grates
Watery or wet
Grass
Gravel
Cement
Swinging bridge
Wooden dock
Tarmac (not hot days)
Astroturf
Mud
Ice
A Social Schedule
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Different Environments Cont'd
Pet supply store
Downtown
Boat rides
School grounds
Petting zoo
Car wash
Walk after dark
A tunnel
A bridge
Busy intersection
Outside day care
Active railway
Crowd of people
Drive-thru
Drive-in-movie
Sporting facilities
The beach
Hiking trails
The office
Anything Else
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Environmental Hazards & Noise Pollution
Sirens
Thunder & lightning
Snow blowers
Fireworks
Snow
Rain
Wind
Airport
Loud speakers
Building demolition
People yelling
Loud speakers
Anything Else
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Outdoor Events
Parade
Hot air balloon
People singing
Live music band
Farmers market
Beach party/bonfires
Santa Claus
Rodeo
Fairs
Sporting events
Clowns
Mimes
People dancing
Rush hour
A rally/protest
Street vendors
Anything Else
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Strange Sights & Smells
Drunk people
Ice cream truck
Strong perfume
Strong cooking smells
Hammocks
Swings
Scooters
Tricycles
Hula hoop
Kites
Model airplanes
Remote control toys
Low flying airplanes
Skipping rope
Flags/banners
Anything Else
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