|Playpen... Temporary Housing|
|Our new house...|
|Breeze checking it out.|
|Milk bar is open...|
|Moving is hard work... time for a nap|
Tomorrow we will have a big day... food, new sights and sounds. We will begin playing a puppy sounds DVD which has trains, horns, vacuum cleaner... all types of sounds.
|We will begin working on "The
Rules of 7"... Fun to watch them do the different things. They are like little
sponges taking on all the play and socializing. They are loving all the
attention they get. Attached is a copy of the Rules of 7.|
THE RULE OF SEVENS ... TIPS ON PUPPY SOCIALIZATION
Pat Hastings, AKC judge and author of The Puppy Puzzle offers these hints for socializing very young puppies.
By the time a puppy is 7 weeks old it should have:
Been on 7 different surfaces, such as: carpet, concrete, wood, vinyl, grass, dirt, gravel, wood chips, newspaper, etc.
Played with 7 different types of objects, such as: big balls, small balls, soft fabric toys, fuzzy balls, squeaky toys, metal items, wooden items, paper/cardboard items, milk/soda jugs, etc.
Been in 7 different locations, including: front yard, backyard, basement, kitchen, car, garage, laundry room, bathroom, crate, kennel, etc.
Been exposed to 7 challenges, such as: climbed a box, climbed off a box, gone through a tunnel, climbed up steps, climbed down steps, climbed over obstacles, played hide and seek, gone in and out of a doorway with a step, etc.
Eaten from 7 different containers: metal, plastic, cardboard, paper, china, pie plate, frying pan, etc.
Eaten in 7 different locations: crate, yard, kitchen, basement, laundry room, bedroom, x-pen, etc.
Met and played with 7 new people, including children and the elderly.