Starting at 3-4 weeks old, the puppies have been learning
the essential skill of what is good to chew.
They have a wide variety of rubber chew toys, kong toys, rubber dumbbell
toys, mini tennis balls, bouncy balls, mini floppy Frisbee, and bones in their
play area. When I see them chewing something
they shouldn’t I just say no and give them one of their toys. They quickly strut off with their new toy and
chew that instead. Good puppies! I have also started them on treat stuffed
kong toys so that they will be able to entertain themselves later when we start
crate training. Stuffed kong toys are a
great way to entertain puppies when you are away or busy. You can also freeze a treat mush in kong toys
for longer lasting entertainment. The
puppies all willingly carry toys in their mouths and I am exposing them to
these toys so that they are familiar with the behaviors and items found in
doggie sports such as frisbee and flyball.
We are also working on retrieving behaviors so that they will want to
fetch and bring toys back, also essential for frisbee and flyball.
a small starter agility course in a box that includes a tunnel, weave poles,
jump, hoop, and pause box. I will expose
the puppies to some or all of these agility items to get them familiar with
agility equipment. I will also start
shaping desired agility behaviors with the puppies. I plan to create a tiny puppy sized teeter
totter, dog walk, and A-walk to get them familiar with walking on and over
these types of obstacles. If you want a
head start in doggie sports, these puppies are going to be amazing performance
competitors!! I would love to see them get titles in dog
sports! Email me at AllStarAussies@gmail.com to reserve your future star!