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This website publishes administrative rules on their effective dates, as designated by the adopting state agencies, colleges, and universities.

Rule 901:1-6-03 | Socialization.


Unless otherwise specified, this rule applies to all adult dogs and puppies kept by high volume breeders.

(A) Puppies shall have human physical contact during the first sixteen weeks of life to facilitate their social development.

(B) All adult dogs or puppies shall be provided with daily positive human contact and socialization beyond that which occurs during feeding and cleaning time.

(C) All adult dogs or puppies housed singly shall be provided daily with visual contact with other adult dogs, puppies, or humans; unless prohibited by the attending veterinarian.

(D) All adult dogs and puppies shall be provided some form of effective enrichment daily.

(E) Adult dogs or puppies shall not be segregated for extended periods of time in a manner devoid of any visual contact with other adult dogs or puppies.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 956.03
Amplifies: 956.03
Five Year Review Date: 10/5/2019