Written in 1989 or 1990 by Pat Schaap, Shenanigan Shetlands, USA
submitted by Marj Brooks, Manorie Dobermans, USA
By the time a puppy is seven weeks old, he/she should have:
1.Been on 7 different types of surfaces: carpet, concrete, wood, vinyl, grass, dirt, gravel, wood chips, etc….
2.Played with 7 different types of objects: big balls, small balls, soft fabric toys, fuzzy toys, squeaky toys, paper or cardboard items, metal items, sticks, hose pieces, etc….
3.Been in 7 different locations: front yard, back yard, basement, kitchen, car, garage, laundry room, bathroom, crate, etc…..
4.Met and played with 7 new people: include children and older adults…
5.Been exposed to 7 challenges: climb on a box, go through a tunnel, climb steps, go down steps, climb over obstacles, play hide and seek, go in and out of a doorway with a step up or down, run around a fence, etc….
6.Eaten from 7 different containers: metal, plastic, cardboard, paper, china, pie plate, frying pan, etc….
7.Eaten in 7 different locations: crate, yard, basement, laundry room, living room, bathroom, etc…..