Puppy Socialisation Sounds Programme

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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.

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.


SOUND 1.     Ambient Environments 

SOUND 2.     Construction Noises

SOUND 3.     Engines

SOUND 4.     Animals

SOUND 5.     In the Car

SOUND 6.     Aircraft

SOUND 7.     Cooking

SOUND 8.     Doors

SOUND 9.     Footsteps

SOUND 10.   Bathroom

SOUND 11.   Domestic Sounds

SOUND 12.   Outdoor Sounds

SOUND 13.   Transport

SOUND 14.   Motorbikes

SOUND 15.   Office

SOUND 16.   Telephones

SOUND 17.   Traffic

SOUND 18.   Vacuum Cleaners

SOUND 19.   Vet Clinic

SOUND 20.   Train, tube, bus

SOUND 21.   Garden and DIY

SOUND 22.   Children

SOUND 23.   Baby

SOUND 24.   Water Noises

SOUND 25.   Washing and Cleaning

SOUND 26.   Hail

SOUND 27.   Applause

SOUND 28.   Bleeps

SOUND 29.   Letterboxes and knocking

SOUND 30.   Bells, buzzers, doorbells

SOUND 31.   Whistles and whooshes

SOUND 32.   Bangs

SOUND 33.   Fireworks

SOUND 34.   Guns

SOUND 35.   Thunder

SOUND 36.   Alarms

SOUND 37.   Growling and barking

The sound tracks 31 - 37 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.