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BWild is currently planning an exciting litter for summer 2017! I will begin entertaining seriously interested parties soon, please email for more details. This litter should have plenty performance/working potential as well as sound structure that should do well in conformation.
Make sure all experiences are safe and positive for the puppy. Each encounter should include treats and lots of praise. Slow down and add distance if your puppy is scared!
By the time a puppy is 12 weeks old, it should have: (If over 12 wks start right away)
Experienced 12 different surface: wood, woodchips, carpet tile, cement, linoleum, grass, wet grass, dirt, mud, puddles grates, uneven surfaces, on a table, on a chair, etc...
Played with 12 different objects: fuzzy toys, big & small balls, hard toys, funny sounding toys, wooden items, paper or cartboard items, milk jugs, metal items, etc...
Experienced 12 different locations: front yard (daily), other people's homes, school yard, lake, pond, river, boat, basement, elevator, car, moving car, garage, laundry room, kennel, vet hospital (just to say hi and visit, lots of cookies, vaccinations) grooming salon (just to say hi) etc...
Met and played with 12 new people: (outside of family) include children, adults (male and female) elderly adults, people in wheelchairs, walkers people with canes, crutches, hats, sunglasses, etc...
Exposed to 12 different noises: (ALWAYS keep positive and watch puppy's comfort level-we don't want the puppy scared) garage door opening, doorbell, children playing, babies screaming, big trucks, Harley motorcycles, skateboards, washing machine, shopping carts, power bost, clapping, pan dropping, vacuums, lawnmowers, etc...
Exposed to 12 fast moving objects: (Don't allow to chase) skateboards, roller-blades, bikes, motorcycles, cars, people running, cats running, scooters, children running, squirrels, horses running, etc...
"The Puppy's Rule of Twelve" is something that I am very proud of, and would like to keep ownership of. Please give me full credit when using this on your website or any other form.
Positive Paws Dog Training ©2002 - Margaret Hughes
Adapted with permission from Pat Schaap's "RULE OF 7's" for 7 week old puppies
Margaret Hughes, owner of The Puppy's Rule of Twelve
As should be with all litters, serious consideration is given to health, temperament and structure, before a breeding takes place.
Puppies are placed in approved homes ONLY.
Puppies are NOT placed on a first come first serve basis, but rather, an evaluation of your goals for your new puppy and the individual puppy's temperament.
A puppy questionnaire is required. It is copied below the "Puppy Rules of 12". Don't be offended if I ask A LOT of seemingly random questions. I welcome your questions too!
I have a very limited number of litters, and because of that I screen my buyers very throughly.
I want a match that will last a lifetime!