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Introductions & Activities

We wanted to keep our new puppy owners up to date with all the activities and introductions we do throughout the first 8 weeks of life. Each one of our family members spends time with the litter and with each puppy one-on-one. We want to get to know each puppy while they are in a group setting, but also allow them to be away from their litter mates to boost their confidence as an individual. We are constantly watching behavior cues, interactions, and responses to our introductions. You will be able to take a look at our puppy notes page and get an update on each puppy's personality as it unfolds. 

Introduction | Activities
November 29, 2023
Start of ENS (Early Neurological Stimulation) Continues thru Day 16 of life.
November 29, 2023
Start of ESI (Early Scent Introduction) Continues through day 16 of life.
December 10, 2023
One on One time away from litter with gentle stroking, ear tugging, handling of feet.
December 11, 2023
Introduction to time away from whelping box as a group.
December 15, 2023
Introduction to Clipper sounds and vibrations along their bodies, continues every few days until first grooming.
December 19, 2023
Introduction to thunder and loud rain sounds
December 20, 2023
Introduction to brushing and the sound of fireworks.
December 21, 2023
Introduction to dog bed, ball, and rope toy.
December 22, 2023
Introduction to puppy mush.
December 23, 2023
Added a litter tray with pellet livestock bedding for potty training.
December 27, 2023
Introduction to larger area
December 27, 2023
Added gravity bed, Kennel, and Tunnel play
December 28, 2023
Shaved face and sanitary areas
January 2, 2024
First bath and blow dry
January 3, 2024
Green, Purple, and Black collar first car ride.
January 3, 2024
First time outside
January 5, 2024
Fecal sample ran at vet and it was NEGATIVE!
January 5, 2024
Dry Kibble
January 6, 2024
Introduced outside family, Toddlers
January 6, 2024
popped open umbrella
January 7, 2024
Introduced New play tunnel
January 7, 2024
Introduced slow feeder with kibble
January 8, 2024
Outside during a Thunder and lightening storm.
January 9, 2024
Outside play time around 9pm in the dark before bed.
January 9, 2024
Slept in kennel overnight, away from puppy area.
January 10, 2024
Enjoyed playing in the water bowl outside.
January 14, 2024
Temperament Tested by stranger
January 15, 2024
Played in ice outside on the ground.
January 16, 2024
Introduction to lick mat
January 16, 2024
Introduced to a fire inside Fireplace.
January 18, 2024
1st Veterinarian Exam and Vaccines.
January 18, 2024
Fecal - Negative
January 19, 2024
Introduced to snuffle rope with treats.
January 21, 2024
Got to explore entire backyard and see chickens.
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