Every day there's lotsa learning! Elise's pups are outgrowing their space, and soon their "home" will be enlarged a final time and they'll be introduced to the doggie door and an outside space! For now though, we're working on playtime on lotsa surfaces, which means lots of mess! But we don't mind, we're all washable! That's really what I love about the puppy barn space, it transitions to every stage of development - and in this stage with Elise's puppies, it's a messy and loud time! Here, take a peek when I greeted the pups for breakfast. . . (and yes, that's my bronchitis-ridden voice! lol.)
All sorts of "everyday" things are added to help puppies explore now. Cardboard boxes, empty plastic bottles, ropes, containers with coins in . . . you name it. . . puppies are checkin' it all out, which is great for them! Soon they'll get an puppy crate with a soft bed to get used to the den space for sleeping. We're really workin' on skills now, and puppies are gaining confidence!
Things can get pretty messy with practicing with a potty box of chips . . . and that's just fine, because all sweeps up in a jiff! But the idea at this stage is to keep the puppies consistent with potty skills during playtime and different surfaces. There are very few mistakes outside of the box, and puppies all go after breakfast and then truck-on-over when they've been playing a while, just to do their jobs in the space provided. After while, we'll start going outside to do out duty. All good for prepping for future house-training! If you'll notice, there are lots of different things on the floor to let little feet feel the change beneath the toes. . . . as we gain confidence this week (there was still a lot of crying when this video was shot days ago), we'll add things like snow saucers and bubble wrap, just to name a few. . . . It may look "everyday" but we are very intentional about what puppies have a chance to learn! Here's another peek from earlier this week . . .
Here's where all that investigating and crying ended up . .
And then back "home" where things are really safe and sound. . puppies were awakened, and played just a bit, but it won't take long and puppies will be back to snoozin'! Growin' sure takes energy!
That's all for now! The pups' environment will be changing a lot these last few weeks. . . stay tuned for more updates!
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