Shaped by Dog with Susan Garrett

Susan Garrett, world-renowned dog trainer, multi-time champion of dog agility, and leading educator on all things canine shares everything related to dogs! Susan understands dog behaviour and wants you and your dog to have the best life together possible.


episode 180: Taking Your Puppy To A Café Or Restaurant: Socialization Success #180

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When you have a new puppy, safe socializing is important. Something to consider is taking a pup to outdoor cafes or restaurants. When you do it right, there are many benefits. But if done badly, your puppy could end up overwhelmed or having a bad experience and becoming fearful. I’m covering all the steps to grow your puppy’s confidence when dining out at a pet-friendly venue so you can enjoy a coffee or meal with family and friends.


In the episode you'll hear:


• All the benefits of taking your puppy to an outdoor café, restaurant, or similar.
• That planning and preparing starts with knowing your puppy.
• How growing confidence in new environments is crucial.
• Why to have a backup plan and what that could be.
• The three games that prepare puppies to relax in new spaces.
• What to bring (and not bring) to the restaurant.
• Tips on what to practice at home before going to new locations.
• How to be intentional about picking the right table in the right location.
• The training plan I use when I have my puppies out at cafes or restaurants.
• All the steps to making dining out with you a positive experience for your puppy.


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 2022-09-23  18m