Knowledge and Skills
Divided between several lessons including:
- An Overview of Socialization - What it is & the rules for helping ensure it is a positive experience!
- Dogs & Their Language - Learn to 'speak dog'!
- Dogs & People - Promote positive associations!
- Situations, Surfaces, & Objects - From wobble boards, agility tunnels, & paddling pools to muzzles & Elizabethan collars!
- Interactive Activities - Feeding toys & fun box searches!
- Other Dogs & Play - Are you and other dogs a source of fun?
- Other Species - Promote a positive response to other animals
- Dogs & Their Bodies - The importance of collaborative care
- Dogs & Their Senses - Pre-empting noise phobias
Positive Handling and Care:
7 Supplementary Collaborative Care Videos
- Engender Positive Responses
- Establish a Dialogue
- Emotional Responses
- Happy Compliance
- Hands Mean Treats
- Ouchy - a Positive Response to Wound Care
- Name it
Your Socialization Toolbox:
8 Essential Handouts
- Dogs Sensitive Period's for Development & Socialization
- Puppy Socialization & Vaccinations Go Together
- Puppy Socialization by AVSAB
- How to Socialize Your Puppy
- Understand Signs of Fear, Anxiety, and Stress
- Canine Communication Pictures
- Consent Tests – The Three Second Rule
- 3-Second Rule for Introducing Dogs
6 Considerate Handling Demonstration Videos – Teach Your Pet to Love Being Touched!
- The Approach
- Where to Touch
- Systematic Touch
- Chin Rest
- Verbal Communication & Praise
- Recommended Additional Resources
- The Environment
Recommended Homework Activities
Written and contributed to by qualified canine training and behavior specialists.