Puppy Socialization During Covid
Whilst it might not be possible to socialize up close and personal for a little while yet, there’s still a lot on the below checklist that puppies can engage with, even during a pandemic.
For example, they can still be exposed to new smells, new surfaces, new sounds, new visual stimuli - all of which are just as important as meeting people and puppies.
Looking at the checklist below, pick the items that you can still practice, and perfect them while whilst we all wait to be able to do more.
The Puppy Socialization Checklist
Here is a comprehensive list of the kind of things you will want your puppy to be exposed to.
Introduce as many of these as you can at home, and then get going on the others as soon as you can.
Score each item every time your puppy encounters it, and keep track of your puppy’s improving reactions.