socialization process includes:
Our 8 week socialization plan - why our
puppies stand above the rest.
socialization with Biosensor techniques, a process developed by vets and the
military to produce dogs more resistant to stress, and more adaptable to
changes in environment.
in our home ,they receive lots of people bonding with kids, and
folks of all ages on a restrictive basis . Pups live and interact with my adult
- The 7's:
7 types of floor, 7 new challenges, 7 types of food dishes, 7 different
locations, 7 different play objects, 7 different people
- Access to
their own puppy yard, as well as going in the BIG yard daily, as well as puppy
sounds, such as firecrackers and vacuums
shaving, and standing on the grooming table
- Pet DVD's
and radio by their play area with animal noises, sights and sounds
- Introduced to housetraining, litter box
individually and with littermates at least a few times before going
- Individual playtime and alone
- Trips to
the vet, agility classes(all that movement and noise!!)
with lead training
training introduction- learn to sit and come when called
different object in their play area at least every other day- boxes, play
structures, teeters, cans, carboard tubes, noisy toys, balance ball
Week 1: Puppies are handled during the birthing
process, weighed, and marked with a colored color. They are weighed and held
daily. At day 3, their tails are docked & dew clasw removed. On
day 3 we start the biosensor exercises. Otherwise they are kept with
mom in a quiet warm enviroment.
Week 2: Biosensor is continued daily. Weighed
daily and held gently. Still kept warm and with mom, as growth and food are most
important. Bedding is changed as often as needed for puppy and mom's comfort.
Puppies may start opening eyes during this week. Start worming.
Biosensor is continued until day 16. Weighing continues Pups have family
visitors holding them gently, Mom spends a bit more time away, and pups
are up toddling around with open ears and eyes. They get soft toys of multiple
sizes to play with. Soft food and goats milk is introduced. We move them out of
the whelping box at the end of this week.
Week 4: Puppies are in a small area with
fencing, walls, and windows. Eating, sleeping, and pottying areas are available
to them. Introduction to large litterboxes and paper show them the correct
area to eliminate. Music daily. Total darkness and silence at night. Soft, hard,
and chewy toys available. Toys available, as well as the mini tunnel. Hard food
and fresh water available as well as soft food, but mom still feeds and
stays with them day and night. Handled by many visitors and taken out for
their first outdoor time with mom. Allowed supervised play in other rooms in our
home. Usually wormed this week. First bath and dry Given NeoPar at 4 1/2 wks
& 6 1/2 wks
Week 5: Puppy area gets bigger, and
allows them a larger play space that is on the tile, allowing them the
opportunity to make better choices of going potty in their litterboxes. They are
getting very good at this by now! Larger play objects are added, like a small
pause table, tiny jump, cardboard boxes, teeter board,large stuffed toys. A new
toy is added daily, in a variety of textures and sizes. Pups play daily with
adult dogs that are not their mother. Pups go outside to play in our big yard
(in any season) twice daily for up to an hour. They start to learn the doggie
door. In summer, they get a baby pool to play in (supervised) Music and talk
radio stations change daily for different noises. Fan, vaccum, and loud bangs
are introduced. Of course lots of visitors including children and older
folks.Starting on weaning, hard kibble is available at all times, and soft food
is offered 3 times per day. Bathed and shaved on face, feet, and tail.
Week 6: More
cognatively able, the pups get the full puppy room, with no more papers, and
just two large litterboxes. Accidents outside the boxes are infrequent.
Morning and afternoon they are allowed to go into the full yard . Mom is
beginning to feed infrequently. New toys include a mini dog walk, tiny teeter
totter, cardboard tubes and more. Bird wings are used as fetch toys. All these
build on activities and challenges from past weeks.
Week 7: Car trip as a group. In
summer, go to the beach to feel sand and go in the water. Introduced to clicker
training, come, and sit. Lots of outdoor exploring, fetching toys, and learning
to interact with adult dogs who like, and dislike them (learning social cues).
Puppies get a full haircut and bath. By this time they have been in every room
in our home. One litterbox available with many trips outside to potty.
Firecrackers/gunshots are introduced in a safe way. Activities are continuing to
build on last weeks. Formal temperament testing is completed by a stranger to
the litter. They are also evaluated by us and other breeders for their physical
structure and our show picks are picked near 8 weeks. Shots and vet checks are
done at the vet at almost 8 weeks. Final worming is performed.
Week 8 &
9: Health certificate and microchip
issued by vet according to Florida State Law. Puppies start to go to
their new homes and begin their lives with their loving families!