Boy oh boy have we ever seen a real change in the coordination and increased stamina of these five week old puppies. They race through the tunnel, climb over the makeshift bridge, go up and down the slide with ease and skill now. They are so much fun to watch!
In addition to all of the toys and equipment in their indoor and outdoor pens we also provide auditory enrichment for the puppies and play lots of different soundtracks which have recordings from fairs, thunderstorms, fireworks, trucks and cars on them. We back onto an elementary school and throughout the weekdays the puppies hear the sounds of children playing and screaming, the school bell and PA system. A radio that is rotated around the room is tuned to different stations and plays regularly.
|Nap time in their indoor space|Their indoor spaces is quite a bit larger now during the day and they are doing a great job with keeping it clean and using the potty boxes to eliminate in. We have a plastic crate set up in their pen and the puppies will sometimes choose to go in there for a little nap.
The pups are eating solid foods four times a day and we vary the dishes they eat from and where they have their meals. Although Edie is still nursing them we have to be sure to put her in with her puppies before she has eaten her own meal. If not she is very likely to regurgitate for her pups to help feed them herself. It's a perfectly natural instinct but one we can do without dealing with.
All in all it's been a wonderful week with these precious puppies and we look forward to our remaining time with these puppies as they continue to develop and grow ❤️
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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