Socialization MAP (Mindful and Planned)

Socialization is how your pup learns about the world - and he needs to know a lot! The experiences you provide for him will shape his understanding of life and Socialization MAP (Mindful and Planned) helps you build a customized plan for your dog.

  • Provides an introduction to puppy development, and the science behind socialization.

  • Helps you design a custom socialization plan using five categories of experience.

  • Teaches you how to S.E.E. the P.U.P. and assess your dog's state of mind and support them in any situation.

  • Includes written lessons, embedded video, and worksheets for you to download and customize according to your dog's needs.

  • Includes BONUS MATERIALS, including free e-book, "It Takes A Pack to Raise A Puppy"

What are people saying?

5 star rating

Great name. Very appropriate

Donna Russell

Plenty of sound information in short chapters. Very readable. a few videos were great addition.

Plenty of sound information in short chapters. Very readable. a few videos were great addition.

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5 star rating

Awesome Course

Michele Khol

Great information. Easy steps to apply it into daily life with a puppy and older dogs.

Great information. Easy steps to apply it into daily life with a puppy and older dogs.

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5 star rating

Thank you for lots of very useful information, which I will put to good use in my dogs school, and when I hopefully get my new puppy next year :)

Renate Gregersen

5 star rating

Be gentle as you guide the dog through new things

Melinda Wines

You can tell by dog's posture, eyes, and position how he feels about a situation. Never push a dog toward something he doesn't want to do. Instead be there with a kind hand to comfort him if he's worried, just as you would do with another person.

You can tell by dog's posture, eyes, and position how he feels about a situation. Never push a dog toward something he doesn't want to do. Instead be there with a kind hand to comfort him if he's worried, just as you would do with another person.

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5 star rating

Great program

Marjorie Trebino

I thought I had a good knowledge base but this course filled in many gaps

I thought I had a good knowledge base but this course filled in many gaps

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5 star rating

Things all new puppy owners should know and practice

Pam Belcher

Great explanations, nice to have video to back up a concept, dispels a lot of well-meaning myths about “puppies must meet 100 people and dogs a week!” Or whatever it is people think is right. Also dispels “a tired dog is a good dog!” Something peo...

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Great explanations, nice to have video to back up a concept, dispels a lot of well-meaning myths about “puppies must meet 100 people and dogs a week!” Or whatever it is people think is right. Also dispels “a tired dog is a good dog!” Something people say but make it sound like you need to do more and more and more exercise, potentially damaging the puppy, teaching him to be overaroused, not giving him enough sleep, not giving him calm, thoughtful experiences. Great tips for what a puppy actually needs in his development, rather than just “exercise” and potty training. I wish all new puppy owners could see this!

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5 star rating

The title is pertinent to the material presented.

Diane Lynch

I have a lot of experience with dogs, my own and having managed a breed rescue program for 12 years. We recently acquired a 10 1/2 month old pup from the breeder, which is quite bit different than purchasing a 10 week old pup! I found the informat...

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I have a lot of experience with dogs, my own and having managed a breed rescue program for 12 years. We recently acquired a 10 1/2 month old pup from the breeder, which is quite bit different than purchasing a 10 week old pup! I found the information helpful to review, as a reminder for myself, on how to best help this pup along in her new life and world. I will go on to study the From Maddening to Maturity webinar.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from the instructor

    • How to use this course

  • 2

    Developmental Stages

  • 3

    Socialization

  • 4

    The Whole Pup

  • 5

    S.E.E. the P.U.P.

    • S.E.E. the P.U.P.

    • DOWNLOAD - S.E.E. the P.U.P. Chart

    • DOWNLOAD - Supporting Your Puppy

    • Supporting Your Puppy

    • Comforting the Fearful Pup

    • Being Your Dog's Best Guide to Life

    • Time to Grow Up

  • 6

    Your Customized Socialization Plan

    • Customizing Your Pup's Socialization Experiences

    • Experience In Your Home & Daily LIfe

    • Belle's Customized Socialization Plan

    • Socialization MAP Worksheets

    • Your Socialization MAP Personalized Plan

    • Before you go . . .

  • 7

    BONUS Materials

    • Puppy Playgroups

    • Trouble in Puppy Playgroups

    • Your Puppy - Spay & Neuter Considerations

    • More resources for you

    • FREE E-book!

FAQ

  • When does this course start?

    Socialization MAP is a self-paced course you can start at any time.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is for all dog owners and can help customize a socialization plan for a new puppy or an adult dog who missed out on early socialization. It can also help trainers work with their clients.

  • How long is the course and how long does it take to finish?

    This course is self-paced and can be done in a few days or a few weeks. You will have access to the materials for a full year.

Instructor(s)

Suzanne Clothier

Senior Instructor

Suzanne Clothier has been working with animals professionally since 1977, with a deep, broadly varied background of experience including obedience training, agility, Search & Rescue, kennel management, and program development. She is well respected for her humane, effective Relationship Centered Training (RCT™) approach to dogs and the people that love them. She has taught on a broad range of topics throughout the world. Her tools and materials have been put to use in guide & service dog organizations, in animal assisted therapy, for every day pet owners, and by trainers, breeders, veterinarians, academics and in research. Her work has been presented in multiple international conferences. Her book, Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships With Dogs (Warner, 2002) has received wide spread praise from every corner of the dog world. A German Shepherd breeder, her 11 generations of Hawks Hunt German Shepherds have been successful as competitive performance sports, as well as in Search & Rescue, herding, therapy work and of course as beloved companions. Suzanne lives on an upstate New York with her incredibly tolerant husband John Rice.