Early puppy socialisation tip

Early puppy socialisation tip

Postby BlaiddBach » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:21 am

I don't know if anyone else does this but I thought I'd put it out there for people as I think this works fantastically:


Before your pup is vaccinated it can be hard work getting your them socialized.

Get a bag/sling/baby carrier... use this to strap your puppy to your chest so you can take them places without your arms dropping off with the weight...!

If you're not having to carry the weight on your arms the whole time it makes it so much easier to take them places than if your arms are constantly aching!

My mum and I have used this method with various pups (including some that have gone on to be guide dogs) and it really seems to us that the more they get to experience the sights, smells and sounds of the outside world from this secure vantage point the better they get on when they finally get to go down on the ground.

It will also get them a good deal of people contact too which is great, you just have to not to let any other dogs get too close to puppy :)

There is also the added bonus that it tires them out with all the processing they're having to do ;)


For me this has meant that, although I have only had Dusan for a week, he's already been all over the place... visited the vets, two pet shops, dog training class, an auction house, two supermarket car parks, the market and been on walking routes along the river, up to the castle and to the local shops.

I don't think I could have managed all of that without having the sling to take his weight... and he's only going to get heavier the next three weeks before he can go down lol!
There's a wiggy one, and a waggy one, and a woofy one, and a whiney one...
And they're all made out of wiggy-waggy and they all woo just the same!
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Re: Early puppy socialisation tip

Postby Blustag » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:59 pm

Great tip thanks for posting :D :D
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Re: Early puppy socialisation tip

Postby Sabrina » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:54 pm

This was freki the morning ofnhis second set of jabs in January :lol: we also used to carry him around in a scarf sling :) he's now 35kg haha
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Re: Early puppy socialisation tip

Postby Blustag » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:04 pm

Great shot :D
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Re: Early puppy socialisation tip

Postby BlaiddBach » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:59 pm

Aww so sweet :)
There's a wiggy one, and a waggy one, and a woofy one, and a whiney one...
And they're all made out of wiggy-waggy and they all woo just the same!
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Re: Early puppy socialisation tip

Postby julia.lovell » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:53 am

Thank you for the tip. That’s both adorable and functional. Given the lockdown our friends had to do this with their pup as vets were shut. My main concern is socialisation so this is definitely a great tip, thanks for posting!
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