Socialization is a fine art.
Done well, socialization of a puppy or a new dog (whatever their age!) results in positive and informative experiences that build the dog’s understanding of the world.
Socialization checklists are everywhere! But when we follow a checklist instead of listening to what our specific dog needs, we can end up doing more harm than good. Each socialization outing can be successful when we use the individual dog’s temperament, sensory perception of the world, age, skills and experience to guide us.