Socialization and enrichment begins the second the puppies are born. For the first three weeks of life, we do early neurological stimulation exercises with each pup every day. Read about the benefits of early neurological stimulation here. They are carefully handled several times per day, and their health is closely monitored. As the weeks go by, they are gradually exposed to age-appropriate situations to encourage them to build confidence, adaptability, and trust in humans.
All of our dogs live in the house with us, and the puppies are no exception! We have an enclosure in our living room where the puppies live. We put rubber flooring down and scrub it clean daily with nontoxic soap and hot water. At around 3 weeks old, the puppies begin to use a "potty box" to do their business. I also take them out to the yard for bathroom breaks throughout the day.
If you are on our waiting list, you are welcome to schedule a visit to meet the puppies as soon as they vaccinated. Please do not show up without an appointment. This is our home and we try to maintain strict biosecurity measures when we have puppies around. Thank you for understanding!