Happy Timing with Pup
We took a little time yesterday to just go romp in the fields and let the puppies explore. My friend brought his french brittany puppy and I brought my little female german shorthair Abby. It was fun to just let the pups run and chase each other in a non-threatening outdoor environment. In a book by Bill Tarrant he claims that this “happy timing” is crucial to the dog’s development. The focus is to make sure that pup learns to love the outdoors and becomes street-wise to things like cow manure, crossing streams, avoiding cactus, traversing fences and learning the difference between a bird and a butterfly. We came across a dead sheep which was quite a different smell for the puppies and Abby surprised a couple of mule deer that were drinking in the stream. Experiences like this are logged in the pups memory banks and make pup all the smarter.