It's hard to believe that this time next week, we will be beginning our goodbyes! The days are zooming by and we are soaking in all the fun, cuddles, and chaos we can.
All things considered (cold weather and a large litter) house training went pretty well this week. The pups typically go super quickly when we take them out and they LOVE the potty praise they receive after they go! So, we are definitely building that positive association with outdoors equaling going potty.
Teething is in full force! We are hearing lots of noise from the puppy pen as they learn how to use their mouths nicely with Mom and each other. They all love the chew toys they have experienced so far (cow ears and bully sticks) and have put those new chompers to great use as we made the transition from softened food to dry kibble!
This week we will begin crate training! I will be honest, this is my least favorite task. Keep your fingers crossed for us that the pups accept the crate as a nice and cozy resting spot from the start! Ha! Ha! Everything else with this litter has gone SO smooth, can we get lucky enough for this to be just as easy?? We'll see...
Six weeks Young!
Teething is in full swing, we can tell time with our bellies (they definitely know when it's time for some food) and they adore playing with their mama and humans!
Six weeks is when we start working on house training.
The days here are about to get really hectic as we juggle lots and lots of trips in and out, but we're excited for this adventure.
This little turkey isn't feeling well today. So, weekly puppy pictures have been pushed back a day. I promise to make them happen tomorrow! I appreciate your understanding.
If you didn't catch the leaf pictures from mid-week yet, check them out! :)
We had our first adventure outside today! It was so nice out, I couldn't wait until Friday to get some pictures of these little babies in the natural light! Not a single puppy acted scared or nervous about being outside. Lots of sniffing, leaf tasting, and chasing the people around.
Five Weeks Old!
It's been a busy week of teething, experimenting with puppy food, playing, and most of all.... NAPPING!
In true water dog style, the water bowl has been a great source of entertainment this week as well.
We were really hoping to get outside today for our first outdoor photo shoot, but Oklahoma decided to throw a curve ball at us and we went from 60 degrees yesterday to 30 and SNOW today! Brrrr!
(Today's order is reversed! Puppies listed backwards from 9-1.)
Four Weeks Old
It's been a fun week with the pups. Over the last few days, we have noticed they are really starting to play with each other and show interest in interacting with the humans in the house. Being greeted by a whole litter of happy, tail wagging puppies truly never gets old!
Look at all these pretty eyes!
Now that their eyes and ears are open, all the babies are doing a great job of "toddling" around the whelping box.
They are getting stronger and faster every day. It is so fun watching them explore.
This week we are looking forward to watching them become even more mobile and begin playing with each other.
Sweet Pile Of Puppies!
It's been another quiet week here.
The puppies are all growing daily and getting cuter by the minute.
This week we are looking forward to eyes and ears opening up! Their whole world is about to change and we can't wait to see them tackle their little spot in the universe with all their senses working!
Happy One Week Birthday to Stella's NINE!
It has been an easy first week. So far, this is a really quiet, easy-going litter. We handle them daily to change the blankets, file nails, weigh them, and make sure everyone is clean and healthy. Everyone is doing great! They are all gaining weight daily and never make a fuss when being taken care of by Mom or the humans in the house!
At birth, they all weighed in between 7.9 ounces and 10.1 ounces. Today they weighed in between 11.9 ounces and 19.1 ounces. Healthy, happy, growing babies! We are so excited for all the puppy cuddles and adventures to come over the next 8 weeks.