Make your own free website on Tripod.com

ARPEGGIO POODLES

DESENSITIZATION

AKC COLOR CODES FOR POODLES
BREED STANDARD FOR POODLES
COLOR BREEDING IN POODLES
GENERAL POODLE CARE
HEALTH CONCERNS IN MINIATURE POODLES
HEALTH CONCERNS IN STANDARD POODLES
HEALTH CONCERNS IN TOY POODLES
HISTORY OF THE POODLE
POODLE PUPPY GROWTH CHARTS
PUTTING WEIGHT ON POODLES
TEARING IN POODLES
POODLE COAT COLORS: SILVER & SILVER BEIGE
POODLE COAT COLORS: BROWN & CAFE AU LAIT
POODLE COAT COLORS: BLUE & BLACK
POODLE COAT COLORS: RED, APRICOT & CREAM
POODLE COAT COLORS: WHITE & CREAM
POODLE COAT COLORS: BRINDLE & SABLE
GROOMING THE POODLE
GROOMING YOUR OWN POODLE
GROWING HAIR ON A DOORKNOB (HAIR GROWTH FORMULA)
LOOKING FOR A NEW GROOMER
POODLE HAIR CUTS A-D
POODLE HAIR CUTS E-J
POODLE HAIR CUTS L-M
POODLE HAIR CUTS N-R
POODLE HAIR CUTS S-Z
POODLE HAIR CUTS EARS
POODLE HAIR CUTS FACES
POODLE SHOW COAT BANDING
ANAL GLANDS
WORLDS BEST EAR CLEANER
AVOIDING HEAT INJURY IN DOGS
BLOAT (GDV)
CANINE CPR
COPROPHAGY (FECES EATING)
CRYPTORCHIDISM (RETAINED TESTICLES)
DANGERS OF SWIMMING-BLUE-GREEN ALGAE TOXICITY
DOG BREEDS FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERS
DOG FIRST AID KIT
FINDING A GOOD BREEDER
HYPOGLYCEMIA
INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN DOGS
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL PARASITES
IS YOUR DOG THE RIGHT WEIGHT
LEAVING PUPPY HOME ALONE
LICKING,CHEWING AND SCRATCHING BEHAVIOR
NEW PUPPY CARE
OTC MEDICINES SAFE FOR DOGS
PANOSTEITIS (LIMPING)
PATELLAR LUXATION (POPPING/SLIPPING KNEECAPS)
POISONOUS FOOD, PLANTS AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
CARPAL SUBLUXATION SYNDROME (CSS OR DOWN PASTERNS)
TAIL DOCKING
URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS IN DOGS
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A HEALTHY PUPPY
BARKING TRAINING
BEHAVIORAL ISSUES
CRATE TRAINING
DESENSITIZATION
POTTY TRAINING
SOCIALIZATION
TO BREED OR NOT TO BREED
BREEDING/WHELPING INFORMATION
BREEDING CHART
HAND FEEDING PUPPIES
SWIMMER PUPPIES
OTHER LINKS

Desensitization is very important for your prospective Service dog. Without this important step you might find yourself in a situation you did not prepare or train for and the reaction of your service dog may not be positive. Its true that it is almost impossible to train for every situation you might encounter, but if the proper socialization and desensitization has been done in the past it will make your Service dog more confident and adaptable to new situations.

I wanted to create this list to help people create a good foundation in their Service dogs. The list contains not only sounds you want to desensitize too, but also physical stimuli (Sights and smells). Remember that when desensitizing your dog that you want to give your dog as much of the experience as possible. For example when desensitizing to fireworks, not only do you want to work with your dog on the sounds produced but you also want your dog to experience the visual part of the bright flashing lights and the smell of the cinder and smoke. Otherwise your dog may have no reaction to the sound but might startle at the light effects of the fire works. You will want to be able to get as close to these things as you possibly can for proper desensitization. I realize that sometimes its not always possible to be able to get out to a place where you can expose your dog to these things. In this case use of recorded sounds is an acceptable substitute.

When using recorded sound it is best listened too through a stereo system or surround sound system. Remember though that recorded sound is always a little bit distorted.

Here is a link to a site that has prerecorded sounds for you to use.

SOUNDDOGS.COM

If you think of anything that is not on this list please do not hesitate to email me with the information.

DESENSITIZATION LIST

Air conditioner

Air horn

Airport - The whole experience is important. Especially if you ever plan to fly

Ambulance - light and sirens on and off

Applause

Automatic Doors

Balloons - All types

Banging pots and pans

Bed side commode

Bicycles

Boats

Broom

Buses

Canes

Carnival Rides and Atmosphere

Car washes - both self serve and drive though

Casino

Cats

Chair - sliding in and out of a spot

Costumes - Especially clowns

Diesel trucks

Dogs

Door Bell

Drill

Earth quake siren

Elevators

Facial hair on men

Fans

Farm animals

Fax machine

Fire hydrant

Fire Trucks - siren and lights on and off

Floor polisher

Flushing Toilet

Fork lift

Grocery Store

Gun fire

Hair clippers

Hammer

Hats - all different types

Horns

Hose

Hospitals - The whole experience is important. You never know when you will have to be in the hospital.

Hotel

Ice Cream Truck

Kids - Screaming, Crying, Playing, Running, Jumping

Kiddie Rides at the front of stores

Ladders

Lawn mower

Leaf Blower

Life size dolls

Lightening

Mop

Motorcycle

Movie theater

Older people - Smells, noises they make

Paramedics

People of other races

People walking by in close proximity

Play ground equipment

Police Car

Power chairs

Printer

Rake

Resturant - Fast food and sit down

Ringing bells - School bells

Road working equipment - jack hammers, rollers, cutters

Roller blades

Roller Skates

Rotating Doors

Saws

Scooters

Shopping basket

Shopping carts

Shopping malls

Shovels

Skateboards

Slamming Doors

Sprinklers

Sporting events

Stairs

Street Vendors

Swimming pools

Tap shoes

Taxi

Telephone

Thunder storms

Tillers

Traffic

Trains

Walkers

Weed eaters

Wheel chairs

Wild animals

Wigs

Work place - The whole experience is important. Especially if you plan to have your Service dog at work.

Vacuum cleaner

 

ccline.jpg

bguest.jpg

I am happy to have you sign my guestbook, but if you are doing it just to be rude, please dont bother.  It just wastes my time and yours.  As Thumper says "If you can't say 'nuffin nice, don't say 'nuffin at all!" 
Thank you.

1186322_10151857497753278_1376965981_n.jpg

PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT I NO LONGER BREED POODLES! I do not have any puppies or adults for sale.

All articles on this site unless otherwise states are written by me, Keisha of Arpeggio Poodles.  Articles by other people have been given their due credit.  PLEASE DO NOT STEAL MY ARTICLES AND CLAIM OR PORTRAY THEM AS YOUR OWN.    Rights to post my articles on other sites MUST be expressly given and they MUST be credited to me along with a link to my site.  I am sorry I have to post this but I am finding my articles being stolen and being placed on other peoples sites.

All photos are sole property of Arpeggio Poodles unless otherwise noted.  Reproduction of photos without express written permission is prohibited!

Site designed and maintained by Keisha of ARPEGGIO Poodles.

All pictures and graphics (unless otherwise stated) are of my own design.  Please do not take them.

Most of the information on my site is from my own views, opinions, or research that I have done.  Where appropriate I have sited my sources and links to their sites.  Do not take my opinions as that of a licensed vet.   Any person  that relies solely on my information does so at their own risk. 

Thanks for all the support!   We have reached so many visits that our counter that only goes to 1,000,000,000  has started over for the 6th time now.  Thanks everyone for making this site such a success!

This site is dedicated to my Mother and Father.  Afton Jeannette Huff Davis (10/22/1920 - 2/27-2008) and Robert Glen Davis Jr (9/16/24 - 2/3/2012).   Bless you both.  I know you are happy once again being reunited.  Thank you for being my friends, my teachers, my heros and my parents.  I miss you both greatly.  Your loving daughter.

momdadpicicon.jpg