Four Weeks Old!

This weekend was very busy!  All of the puppies had their faces, feet, and tail bases shaved.  They were bathed and fluff dried.  They also got to go outside for the first time to begin to learn about the exciting world they live in.  In following Jane Killion's Puppy Culture, the puppies were introduced to step 1 of the Communication Trinity.  This is being conditioned to a training marker - a clicker.  A clicker is an incredibly useful training tool for marking desired behavior in puppies and dogs. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtube_gdata_player&v=2SWCWd2RoF8

The next two steps are teaching the puppy to offer behaviors, and teaching the puppy to "mand".  More on the next two steps later this week.

Enjoy some photos from their first jaunt outside!  This was before their first bath/fluffy dry.  :)



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