Texture is so important. As a responsible breeder, I give them many different types of surfaces including turf, cement, wood planking, stones, sand, bark and pine needle areas. In season, pool water, snow and rain. Windows are kept open during storms as well as TV and radio noises. As young pups, they need to adjust to their 'natural' world early to adapt well.
The only situation I cannot duplicate is a city environment. Those pups that will live in a city need a slow but steady exposure over several days/weeks. They will adjust but you need to consider they came from a rural setting and need time to absorb the smells, sounds and sights of a big city.
|A small gathering on the turf.|
|Curiosity over the 'toss ball'.|
|The Tugboat gets a once over. Can't wait to get it down and filled with some water.|
|Look at how small they are going under the slide.|
|Brown Boy really likes the Sand Coupe.|
|Too cute to not share. :+)|