Litter Social Development and Beyond
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The development of a balanced, well rounded, capable canine temperament begins in the whelping box on day ONE. Ample canine and human contact, with a knowledgeable focus that centres on the critical aspects of early learning and tempermental development can assist you as a breeder, to nurture the potential in your litter and provide your pups with the very best skills for entering a new home and the greater community.
Quick Tip - "Did you know" ......that most breeders initiate their puppies very first fear response and significant adrenaline/cortisol secretion?.....Metabolic responses to fear and stress. For this reason, one of the very first physical responses that puppies get to "practice" are fear responses! It is natural for pups to be grounded and predominantly have contact with their mother and littermates. It is commonly accepted that pups under the age of 6 weeks can be lifted from the ground and cuddled or held up to be viewed by people. Comparitively, this would be similar to dangling a small child out the window of a 8 story building! "Did you know" that many Service Dog Organisations do not lift or handle their puppies off the ground, but begin their one on one training when the pups are old enough to walk and physically interact? All other socialising, handling and interaction prior to this age is done while the pups are on the ground! Even the scales for weighing puppies are placed inside the whelping box so pups can be lifted quickly, no higher than 10cm or so, onto the scales.
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