These images are from one of our early sound introductions, I call it "makin' pancakes" since we use a mixing bowl and hand whisk. Here's a peek at what Vivi's litter did this morning . . .
We spend some time introducing new things in what the puppies have identified as their safe space - inside their play 'n sleep area. Then, we move out in the main play area, which we started doing late last week, and they eat gruel (which they began last week), practice using a potty box (which they started this morning), and then meet all sorts of new things and challenges (which we will start tomorrow). The puppies just enjoyed their 3-week birthday yesterday, so we are really doing a lot of work each day. Meanwhile, our Bonnie Sue and Charlie litters are just sleeping and eating, getting weighed, having nails clipped, and being held in and outside of their whelping area.
You'll find we use many everyday items in our imprinting process - that's because many of us have these items in our homes, and puppies will be see these things with their new families. (Now, we know that the typical puppy does not roll around in a mixing bowl with a whisk! but none-the-less, it is a clanging sound they will encounter, and the metal surface and tipsy-topsy movement of the bowl is a good introduction to something new . . . not all new things will be soft and chewy like their toys!)
Right now, while I'm creating this puppy update for you, puppies are playing quietly to the sound of our sound socialization CD. This CD creates many sounds that we cannot recreate here in the puppy barn, and allows our puppies to become familiar with those sounds they may encounter in their new homes (airport, puppy day-care, crying children. . . .WAIT! they hear THIS sound FIRST HAND in the puppy barn, courtesy of our grandchildren! - Thanks, Stephanie!!) ahahahahaaa! :D
Until next time! ~ rhonda
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