Building a Puppy Jungle Gym for Socialization
When it comes to training young puppies in my home, my primary goal is to expose them to a wide range of exciting experiences. That's why I've created a delightful puppy jungle gym that serves as a hub for exploration and socialization. My ultimate aim is to expose them to a wide array of novel stimuli such as sights, sounds, textures, experiences, surfaces, places, people, smells, and objects.
Once the jungle gym is ready, I encourage the puppies to discover its many features, rewarding their curiosity with treats. Through the use of free-shaping techniques, I guide them to interact with specific objects or experiment with different tasks. The process involves selecting a desired goal and supporting the puppy's progress until they successfully grasp it. These puppy jungle gyms have proven to be highly effective in achieving this purpose!
Additionally, we practice the "COME" command, motivating the puppies to navigate from one side of the gym, through the middle, and to the other side repeatedly. This exercise helps them become comfortable with unfamiliar sounds and objects, building their confidence along the way.
If you're interested and located locally, we offer the service of creating personalized puppy jungle gyms for you. These packages include all the necessary supplies, toys, and a combination of mental stimulation and physical activity. You can place an order at any time, and we can arrange for delivery or pickup at our home in North Scottsdale.
We're excited to bring hours of fun and enrichment to your home and your beloved puppy!