|Barked: Thu Nov 1, '12 10:11am PST |
|Like Happy said, let him have all the interactions he can get..... It's so essential.
Let him play, put him in someone's arms, let people pick him up, kiss him, let kids gently interact with him, play with him, whatever you can think of.
This is the best time to do so.
Chief enjoyed it so much and he is such a friendly little pup, loves people, has no fear, is trusting.
over time I taught him to look at me when people called him.
He still likes to say hi, but is not craving for it anymore. He is happy and sits nicely when people greet. When people call, he looks at me.
I let children walk him, with me walking the other dogs, put him on people's laps when they sit in wheelchairs. Let elderly pet him..
When they are pups, you don't want to cut off interactions and socialization.
Over time you can transition into the ignoring. They only learn the "ignore" if they know what they are supposed to ignore..
Have fun letting him grow up and play attention games with him. Agility exercises as fun games, like weaving, up and down some ramps, walking on fallen trees, dancing moves, light stimulation and "watch me" games.
I am sure he and you will have a good time.
Also build up to the tasks. Chief knew his tasks when he was 6 months old and now he learned to use them consistently. It's fun seeing them grow......
Best, sonja and the crew
Edited by author Thu Nov 1, '12 10:12am PST
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