The Puppy Socialization Rules of Seven

Adding a new puppy to your family can be both exciting and challenging. The first several weeks of your puppy’s life are extremely crucial to their growth and development. It is important to be patient and consistent with your growing puppy. By encouraging your puppy’s socialization skills, you can help develop your puppy’s behavior and personality traits. Poodles are an exceptionally intelligent breed. They will need stimulating activities and fun challenges to help them progress.   

When developing your puppy’s socialization skills be sure that the places you take them are safe for dogs. By the time your puppy reaches 12 weeks of age they should have been exposed to the following situations:

Visited 7 different homes– By taking your puppy to different homes they will learn how to behave in different social settings. Just like a young child, your puppy needs to learn how to act in public and how to react to strangers. Take note of how your poodle behaves around new people. Poodles are extremely social and love to please a crowd. This is why poodles are one of the most popular breeds in dog shows.

Interacted with 7 new people– Just like taking your puppy different homes, interacting with new people will teach them how to socialize with others. Observe how your puppy treats new people they encounter.

Played with 7 different toys– Toys are an important part of cognitive development in your puppy. You want your dog to learn how to play with different toys. Poodles are intelligent and energetic. To keep your poodle mentally stimulated, opt for an interactive toy like Babble Balls. It is important to let your puppy play with toys alone and with other puppies.

Encountered 7 different challenges- Challenges help developmental skills by encouraging your poodle pup to overcome difficulties. Going up and down the stairs, climbing on a box, and playing fetch are great challenges to encourage you poodle’s development.

Heard different noises– There are many different sounds that we hear throughout life. It is important to make sure your puppy is exposed to different noises so that they can get used to hearing things like blow dryers, car alarms, and babies crying. Be cautious when exposing your puppy to new sounds. Don’t go chasing your new puppy around with the vacuum cleaner! Make the experience natural and give them reassurance if they show signs of fear.

Some other things that will help your puppy develop are driving in the car, wearing a collar, and playing with other dogs.

When purchasing a puppy be sure to do your research. Read our blog on finding the right breeder to help with your search.

If you are interested in purchasing a poodle, Scarlet’s Fancy Poodles is an excellent breeder. With a history of over 60 years in breeding poodles, Scarlet’s Fancy Poodles is committed to providing well-bred puppies. We specialize in breeding toy, miniature, and Moyen poodle puppies. Visit our website and start your puppy application today!

Choosing a Poodle as Your Emotional Support Dog

Emotional support animals can provide comfort and companionship to their owner. According to Emotional Support Animal Doctors, people diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and PTSD qualify for emotional support animals. To obtain a support animal, first, you will need a letter written by a mental health professional.

There are many different dog breeds that can make a great emotional support animal. One of the most popular breeds is poodles! Poodles have been well known for being show dogs but this animal has much more to offer than fancy tricks! Here are some reasons why poodles make excellent emotional support animals:

  • Obedience and Loyalty– Poodles are very obedient which can make it easier during training for emotional support. They are also highly intelligent and have a great memory.
  • Hypoallergenic– Because poodles don’t shed, they are perfect for people with allergies.
  • Size– Most people choose smaller dog breeds because it is easier to travel with them. Toy poodles typically weigh between 5-8 lbs which makes them the perfect size to take to most places.
  • Life span– Toy poodles have an average life span of about 16 years. They are one of the dog breeds that live the longest which will give you the most time with your puppy.

Poodles enjoy lots of physical activity and mentally stimulating games. This is great for the health of both you and your dog.

It is important when looking for a dog to find reputable breeders or adoption agencies. Avoid puppy mills as they have been known for neglecting animals and raising them in unsafe conditions.

Scarlet’s Fancy Poodles breeds miniature poodles, toy poodles, and teacup poodles. As  licensed and experienced dog breeders our family has raised poodles for 60 years.

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Celebrating Your Poodle on Their Birthday

Our dogs love us unconditionally, every single day. They are most content simply being with us and bring immeasurable joy to our lives on a regular basis.

Celebrating your red poodle’s birthday can be a special way to show them how much you care for them.

Plus, celebrating your poodle’s birthday is the perfect excuse to spoil them so we are definitely in full support.

Celebrating Your Poodle on their Birthday

Consider Treats and Toys

Your red poodle probably has a lot of toys already, but how many of those toys do they actually play with? Consider getting them something new! Bark Box is made specifically for dogs so they receive unique gifts including toys, treats, and chews each month.

Looking to gift an extra special treat instead? Bake some homemade dog treats! Homemade dog treats are typically healthier compared to store bought treats, so you can feel good about what your poodle is snacking on.

Treat Them to a Spa Day

Continue spoiling your puppy with an extra special bubble bath! A bubble shampoo and conditioner will illuminate their inner royalty and keep them shining for days after.

Is your tub occupied?  Don’t worry! Doggie spas exist all over the United States. From spa baths, brush outs, ear cleaning, self-grooming and more, treat your red poodle to a pamper package you’ll envy!

Give Back to Other Dogs

While your own dog comes first, we can’t forget about the many dogs that likely won’t have their birthday celebrated any time soon.  Visit a local shelter and see how you might be able to donate to the shelter in your dog’s name. Most shelters need treats, toys, food, bath products, and more. Consider collecting donations and gifting them to a shelter in need.

Scarlet’s Fancy Poodles has the most adorable and loyal purebred red poodles.  Learn more about us and find your forever friend today.

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