PUPPY RULES OF  SEVEN

New: 9 April 2011
Recently I cam across the best description of how a Breeder should socialize their puppies. I will also furnish 
the link to the webpages as there is a lot of information which could be useful! 
Click here  for the ABC's of Irish Wolfhounds.

THE RULES OF SEVEN: 
By the time a puppy is seven (7) weeks old it should have , , ,

1. Been on 7 different surfaces
     ~ Carpet
     ~ Concrete
     ~ Wood
     ~ Vinyl
     ~ Grass
     ~ Dirt
     ~ Gravel
2. Played with
7 different types of objects
     ~ Balls
     ~ Soft Fabric Toys
     ~ Metal Items
     ~ Wooden Items
     ~ Paper/Cardboard Items
     ~ Plastic Milk/Soda Jugs
     ~ Rope
3. Been in
7 different locations
     ~ Front Yard
     ~ Back Yard
     ~ Basement
     ~ Garage
     ~ Crate
     ~ Kennel
     ~ Family Living Area.
4. Been exposed to
7 challenges
     ~ Climb up and down a few steps
     ~ Stand stacked for a minute
     ~ Enter through a dog door
     ~ Walk over obstacles
     ~ Play Hide & Seek
     ~ Get in and out of something (the car?)
     ~ Learned to back up
5. Eaten from
7 different containets
     ~ Metal
     ~ Plastic
     ~ Cardboard
     ~ Paper
     ~ Glass
     ~ Plate
     ~ Bowl

6. Eaten in 7 different locations
     ~ Crate
     ~ Yard
     ~ Kitchen
     ~ Basement
     ~ X-Pen
     ~ Garage
     ~ Kennel
7. Met with and played with
7 new people
     ~ Large Male
     ~ Baby
     ~ Child
     ~ Teenager
     ~ Grandperson
     ~ Someone dressed outlandishly
     ~ Someone disabled
8. Heard
7 different household noises
     ~ Vacuum
     ~ Hair dryer
     ~ Doorbell
     ~ Fly Swatter 
     ~ Telephone
     ~ Television
     ~ Alarm Clock
9. Heard
7 different outdoor noises
     ~ Car horn
     ~ Motorcycle
     ~ Garage Door Opener
     ~ Lawn Mower/Snow Blower
     ~ Vehicle starting
     ~ Neighbor shouting
     ~ Thunder
10. Smelled
7 different odors
     ~ Fire/Smoke
     ~ Perfume/Cologne
     ~ Hairspray
     ~ Construction Odors (asphalt, tar...)
     ~ Medicinal Odors 
     ~ Livestock
     ~ Cleaning Solutions

What an amazing adventure for you all!!

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