Response to Garbage Bag

New Sights and Sounds

In this test, a garbage bag is used to create a new sight and sound stimulus.  Stand in the middle of the pen while pups are all awake and looking at it, shake garbage bag as if to open it.  Continue shaking for a total of 15 seconds.

  • Which pups first run away during this time?
  • Which pups first approach you during the noise?

Hold the bag still at cheek level so the pups can’t bite it for another 10 seconds.

  • Which pups come to within 3 feet of you during this period?
  • Which pups showed no response?

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