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Q. At what age should a Schutzhund puppy be introduced to burlap?
Greetings,

Most of the puppy toys are not made out of burlap, I assume not to associate possible tooth pain with the texture of jute. At what age should a Schutzhund puppy be introduced to burlap?

Thank you much for all the great work you do!!!


A. I introduce puppies to a wide variety of textures (linen, jute, rubber, leather, etc) from an early age to prevent equipment bias. That doesn't mean I do a ton of play with all of those materials, I just make sure my puppy is comfortable with a lot of different materials and textures. Jute and firehose material can be hard for puppies to grip so I typically don't do a lot of play with those materials until teething is complete.


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It makes sense. Thank you so much, You are the very best!
  
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