The Rule of 7’s
By Pat Schaap

We Practice this here !!!

By the time a puppy is seven weeks
old he/she should have:
• Been on 7 different types of
surfaces: carpet, concrete, wood,
vinyl, grass, dirt, gravel, wood
chips, sand
• Played with 7 different types of
objects: big balls, small balls, soft
fabric toys, fuzzy toys, squeaky
toys, paper of cardboard items,
metal items, sticks or hose pieces
• Been in 7 different locations:
front yard, back yard, basement,
kitchen, car, garage, laundry room,
• Met and played with 7 new
people: include children and older
adults, someone walking with a
cane or stick, someone in a wheel
chair or walker
• Been exposed to 7 challenges:
climb on a box, climb off a box, go
through a tunnel, climb steps, go
down steps, climb over obstacles,
play hide and seek, in and out of
a doorway with a step up or down,
run around a fence
• Eaten from 7 different contain
ers: metal, plastic, cardboard,
paper, china, pie plate, frying pan
• Eaten in 7 different locations:
crate, yard, kitchen, basement,
laundry room, living room, bathroom

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