Rule of 8's
Starting at about 3 weeks old, I start to begin what some breeders call the Rule Of Eight. The Rule of eight is a proposal to expose the puppies to eight different "articles" across several categories by the time they are eight weeks old.
They should experience eight different ground textures (a blanket, cement floor, grass, gravel, linoleum, carpeting, shavings, dirt, etc)
They should eat out of different texture bowls (glass, plastic, metal, ceramic, etc.)
They should experience eight different toys (plush, rubber, ball, rope, rawhide, etc.)
They should experience eight different sounds (hair dryer, vacuum cleaner, radio, fans, whistles, clapping, etc)
We also try to place our pups in several different places and situations (tunnels, ladders, steps, ramps, etc.)
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