Service Dog Desensitization List

  • Wet Grass

  • Snow

  • Gravel

  • Surfaces

  • Dirt

  • Surfaces

  • Rubber Mats

  • Vet Tables

  • Pavement

  • Metro Grates

  • Metal Surfaces

  • Wet Floors

  • Linoleum/Tile

  • Muddy Ground

  • Brush

  • Puddles

  • Wood

  • Cobble/Brick

  • Sand

  • Branches

  • Plastic

  • Uneven Terrain

  • Carpet

  • Teens

  • Tall People

  • Babies

  • Crowds

  • High-Pitched Voices

  • People

  • Children

  • Hoodies

  • Cement

  • Elderly

  • Beards

  • Deep Voices

  • Uniforms

  • Other Races

  • Hats

  • Seasoned Clothing (i.e winter gear)

  • Cyclists

  • Paramedics/EMS

  • Firemen

  • Objects

  • Kennel

  • Law Enforcement

  • Shopping Carts

  • Eyegear

  • Power Chairs

  • Wheelchairs

  • Vest

  • Fans (Overhead, Box, Standing...)

  • Headphones

  • Planes

  • Canes

  • Trucks

  • Halti

  • Fountains

  • Gates

  • Mirrors

  • Fire

  • Christmas Trees

  • Remote Controlled Toys

  • Skateboards

  • Walkers

  • Boots

  • Animals

  • Birds

  • Fish

  • Cats

  • Horses

  • Rodents

  • Bugs

  • Other Dogs (Calm/Excited)

  • Car

  • Reptiles

  • Places

  • Streets

  • Pet Friendly Stores

  • Class

  • Home

  • Parks

  • Office

  • Cafe

  • On a Boat

  • Large Bodies of Water

  • Beach

  • Woods

  • Mountain

  • Public Transport (Planes, Bus, Amtrak...)

  • Markets

  • River

  • Farm

  • Dog Park

  • Situations

  • Escalators

  • Elevators

  • Festival/Fair

  • Handling of Body & Paws

  • Vet

  • Nail Trimming

  • Grooming

  • Under Umbrella

  • Fabric Tunnel

  • Dark Tunnels w/o Visible Opening

  • Parade

  • Concert

  • Traffic

  • Confrontations

  • Swimming

  • Ambulances

  • Crowded Places

  • Sounds

  • Door Knocking

  • Doorbell

  • Vacuum 

  • Fireworks

  • Car Horns

  • Sirens

  • Children Laughing/Playing

  • Fire Alarms

  • Kitchen Appliances

  • Hair Dryer

  • Public Transport (airplane, bus...)

  • Doors Opening/Closing

  • Gunshots

  • Screams

  • Bells

  • Other Animal Sounds (Wolf Howl, Dog Bark...)

  • Smoke

  • BBQ

  • Helicopters

  • Woods

  • Smells

  • Running Water

  • Sweets

  • Fish

  • Other Animals

  • Rotten/Spoiled Foods

  • Body Odors

  • Cleaning solutions

This checklist was created by irenearlet

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