Puppy Socialisation Sounds Programme

puppy parties

Helping Puppies Become Familiar with Everyday Sounds

Dog behaviourists recommend that puppies get accustomed to other dogs and people, new situations and a wide range of sounds from an early age.  You can do this with a youong puppy by taking them out in the car driving past schools, playgrounds and roadworks.  If they can see out of the car they car they can also get accustomed to seeing different things too.  Taking puppies to socilaisation classes helps too, but you can also get them accustomed to a variety of sights and sounds at home.

This sound programme courtesy of Dogs Trust includes a selection of sounds that every puppy should become familiar with including traffic, domestic noises, children and fireworks.

The accompanying manual explains how to settle a pup into its new home and how to deal with problems such as house training, play biting and settling a puppy at night.



    The sound tracks 31 - 34 are ones that some dogs will react to. They are also sounds that have the potential to alarm a puppy. If the puppy’s mother, or another dog in the household, already reacts to any of these sounds, then these tracks should not be played when that dog is present. When playing them to the puppy for the first time, start with a lower sound volume to avoid causing a fearful reaction.

    Booking Puppy Socialisation Classes

    You can book your course of 2 Puppy Socialisation Classes  starting on the Wednesday following their Second Vaccination.  If you haven't already booked a place simply call the surgery on 01620 822262 to confirm a place for you and your puppy.  We recommend that you book a place early as the younger the puppy the more they benefit. 


    It is important that puppies feel safe and confident at these sessions.  Therefore, a maximum of 2 people are invited to attend per puppy so that they don't feel overwhelmed.

    Class Times

    Puppy Parties are held every Wednesday at 7.15pm at our Haddington Surgery in the Lothian Canine Rehabilitation Centre building at our Haddington surgery.  There’s plenty of free parking.