Category Archives: enrichment

Keep the teenagers busy!

I know I shouldn’t even be mentioning this after the polar vortex that covered half the country, but it was extra chilly this morning (compared to how it’s been here). Even though we live in NE Washington, we are huddled … Continue reading

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Learning

If you’ve been following us a while, have read our website or keep up with our Facebook page, you know that we try to give each puppy a good start in life and a base for each puppy’s new family … Continue reading

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I got it at Ross!

On my last trip to Spokane, I needed to pick up a gift for a friend’s baby shower. My friend that was with me suggested checking at Ross. So as we ran around town doing errands we made a stop … Continue reading

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New stuff

Lucy’s pups played and investigated some new things; an Iris panel laid down flat, some different surfaces, a crinkly bag, and a little set of stairs.   Fun times!

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Three to four weeks

So what happens between three and four weeks you might wonder? This is the beginning of the true socialization period and where the real “work” (fun) begins! It can vary with litters and even individual puppies, but we are starting … Continue reading

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Socialization

The prime socialization period for puppies is between three and twelve weeks of age. This is when they are little sponges and can easily learn and absorb so much. It’s also a time when a bad experience can affect a … Continue reading

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Always learning

I love going to my favorite second hand store and looking for possible puppy toys and things to use for enrichment and training. Along with smaller toys for the puppies to play with, I love exposing them to larger items … Continue reading

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