Friday, June 3, 2016

Week Three!

This is a transitional week for the puppies as they begin to wean from breast feeding to food.  Weaning is done very gradually from baby beef to soft puppy food to puppy kibble by about 6 weeks.  Maggie will continue to breast feed, in decreasing amounts and frequency, for another 3-5 weeks.

Clean up will be transitioning from Maggie to me this week also!

The whelping box and play pen areas expand today!  Dave and I set up the puppy pen so it has three distinct areas...sleeping area, food water and play area, and potty area.

Their teeth are coming in! They recognize Maggie and siblings and are now coming to me and wanting my attention!

Week three is a week to introduce many sounds and noises!  As the pups are located right by the kitchen, they hear many common household sounds! We have added a few toys and objects in their play area for them to manipulate.  The adult dogs' barking, front door knocking, television and music and (hopefully) a thunder storm will add to this weeks' socialization!

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