You betcha. . . .there is waaaayy too much going on at this stage in the puppies' lives!! Here's where we are with each litter:
Vivi's puppies: We have removed the divider and puppies have access to a play/sleep space for 24 hours. This helps the pups practice potty training on hard surfaces, and it's going well so far. We added a den last week, and they snuggle in for naps and even playtime. The puppies have also moved OUTSIDE! They've figured out the puppy door and away they go! There's lots of chatterin' goin' on, as only young puppies can do. . . lol. And we'll be starting the quiet room with this group tomorrow. . . this means that one-by-one, puppies spend time alone in the room to begin to ready themselves to be separated from their siblings in the near future. There's a potty box, rug, and toys, and it's pretty comfortable. So their big day is tomorrow! The puppies will also be learning about "settle" this week, a hold we use to teach them to stay quietly with us, even while other siblings are playing. It's not too difficult for some puppies, but very challenging for others! They're also working on bite inhibition with us, as we redirect and use our "Uh-uh's". Mamma Vivi is starting to spend more time outside now, and puppies are on 3xd puppy food with just a little bit of water added. Powdered NuVet was also added last week.
Bonnie Sue puppies: We just enlarged their pen today - no more pads, but a soft bed of chips! They've graduated to wood chips and a larger space. There are lots of toys now, and puppies are often found lying in tubes, on their backs, and all stretched out! These pups are really growing! They came into the world large, and they are continuing to break all the charts in terms of size! Great eaters, they've just started the beginnings of gruel today. Yum! :) Lots of time is spent turning these pups over and talking to them. They have sweet little eyes and are all about what I've got to say. lol.
Charlie puppies: These pups just finished up their ENS exercises. They are a nice, uniform bunch, and look like our typical Silas puppies. Beautiful. We spend time holding these little ones, flipping them over, and trying to convince them that they are fine. lol. Emily and I (Emily is our employee, more on her in our next newsletter) spent some time doing just this today. I laughed, as Lil' Miss Blue preferred Emily over me today! Some days these pups can be fickle! :) These babes have their eyes open and they are tottling around now. Charlie is a great mother this first time around, and she is doing just fine with her ten little puppies!
Well that's all for now! While I'm attempting to take moments and catch them on video or in stills, it is increasingly evident as puppy season continues that I spend most of my time in action instead of recording it. Thank you to all of this season's families for your patience while we work to update you all on your puppys' stages! Stay tuned. . . . and happy dreams of puppies! :) ~ rhonda
Why Snitker Goldens
We begin with quality tested and approved breeding Goldens and build on that solid foundation with our puppies. Championship pedigrees in their lines are our way of remaining true to breed standard. We strive to personally imprint each pup with positive, rewarding experiences – to nurture each one with love and care, realizing that each day we have your puppy is one day closer to the day you will hold him or her. We use this time to make that permanent impression on your pup, one which he or she will carry for a lifetime.
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