Your Barrett Weimaraner puppy at seven weeks of age. During this time, puppies are curious about EVERYTHING – they want to climb, crawl, investigate and taste EVERYTHING. They have a very little sense of fear (which is also why socialization is good at this time!) and will approach and investigate anything and everything. Their increased motor skills and mobility helps. This is the week to introduce scarier things: strangers, tunnels, boxes,water, and other stuff puppies can climb over or crawl through.
This is usually a big week for the Barrett puppies. We continue/reinforce housebreaking, connection, isolation/alone time, getting out of the house, table stacking, and food motivation/rewards. Also, this is the week puppies get temperament-tested.
Barrett Weimaraners are temperament tested using the Volhard puppy aptitude test. There is no pass or fail; rather, information collected about each puppy provides me with a glimpse of who they may become. This also helps me determine which puppy gets placed in which home.
This is also the week that structure evaluations become more important. Barrett puppies are closely examined on a daily basis so that by the end of this week, I (ideally) have a pretty good grasp on the eventual conformation of every puppy.