Benefits Of Early Scent Introduction (ESI)

Early Scent Introduction (ESI) involves exposing young puppies to a variety of different scents during their critical socialization period, which typically occurs between 3 and 16 weeks of age. Below are some potential benefits of Early Scent Introduction.

Increased Socialization

Early Scent Introduction (ESI) can help increase socialization in puppies in a few ways:

  1. Exposure to new scents: Puppies are naturally curious and explorative. Exposing them to a variety of different scents during their critical socialization period can help them become more comfortable and confident in new environments and around new people and animals. This can help them develop positive associations with new experiences, leading to better socialization.
  2. Positive reinforcement: When puppies are exposed to new scents and environments, it's important to pair those experiences with positive reinforcement, such as treats or praise. This can help them learn that new experiences are enjoyable and rewarding, further promoting socialization.  
  3. Building trust: Puppies that are exposed to a variety of scents and experiences early on may be more likely to develop a strong bond with their human caretakers. This can help them feel safe and secure in new situations, leading to better socialization.

Early Scent Introduction: Other Pages

What's Included
Early Puppy Socializing
Puppy Waiting List
Family-Reared Puppies
Rearing Methods
Upcoming Litters
Why Use A Holistic Vet
Breeding Approach