Friday, October 16, 2020

The Jack x Edie Puppies: Week Four


The puppies are growing up! 
What a fun week we've had with the puppies in their new space.  Located right next to the kitchen they have gotten to hear lots of new sounds, including all the preparations for our family Thanksgiving Dinner pots and pans clanging, timers going off, exhaust fans running and even the smoke detector (oops).

We also play music and different sounds for the puppies moving the speaker around the room so the sounds come from different areas. The puppies are becoming great explorers and every day interacting more and more with their mother (playing with her beard and tail) each other (bitey face is always a popular game) and the objects in their pen.  Towards the end of this week they even started picking lighter weight toys up and carrying them around.

Their inner pen is kept small to facility potty training but they have lots of time outside that space in a larger area where they can play and explore and interact with Edie.It's incredible how their coordination has improved from the beginning of the week to the end of the week.  At first they are still fairly unsteady on their legs but at the end, they are quite sure of themselves and their footing, running and turning easily and even backing up.  We keep several blankets and mats down for them at this age because without them the floor is just a little bit too slick for them to be walking on right now. 

Another big milestone happened this week when we introduced solid food to the puppies.  Although their first few meals were rather messy they sure did enjoy them! They still nurse several times a day but now they are also enjoying the more filling solid food. 

They spend a lot of time sleeping but their stamina has increased and they are now awake and playing for longer periods of time each day.  Next week will be another exciting week of growth and development for the puppies. Check back here to see what new experiences they have.

These puppies have all been spoken for. If you would like to follow the litter's progress please join us on Facebook and like our Northrock Barbets page to see frequent updates and photos.  

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