Monday, November 23, 2020

The Oscar x Gracie Puppies: Week Four

The puppies have made the big move downstairs into their new space.  They handled the transition really well and now they are living next to our kitchen and living room in the area.  They are now exposed to all the sights, sounds and smells that come with household living.  Kitchen smells of cooking foods, the clanging of pots and pans, the noise from timers and exhaust fans.  The sounds of the t.v. and radio are all par for the course as well.  

In the beginning we have blankets draped over the sides of their pen to reduce the chance of drafts and to ease the transition to the new space but soon those are taken down and the puppies can look out and take in what's going on around them.  

November 20th - Gracie, Summer and the pups.

We've got potty boxes in their pen and that's where they will learn to go to the bathroom when indoors over the next several weeks.  The space they are in is quite small in the beginning to facilitate potty training but they come outside of their smaller pen to interact with the humans and the big dogs in the house and to play and explore.

We introduced the puppies to solid food this week and they dove into it with great gusto.  It's a messy process at the beginning but it won't be long until they get the hang of it.

The puppies were introduced to several new objects this week. One of our favourites is the storytime dragon.  Enjoy this video when after an evening feed the puppies settled in for some snuggles with their momma Gracie and some stories.  

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