Tuesday, August 21, 2012
6 weeks old
The pups' activity level is increasing by the day. Lots of exploring, playing and cuddling going on. The weather has been marvelous for outdoor puppy playtime. Nancy has started doing a little bit of baby puppy training at midday. The pups gained a little over 1 1/2 lbs this week, and they were thrilled to have their rations increased this morning. London passed Olympia as the new big pup at 9 lbs 3 oz. Summer is the little girl at 8 lbs 12 oz. I am now feeding in the small crates, making lots of positive associations with crates at this impressionable age. A couple of days ago, I took pairs of pups out to a new part of the yard for a semi-solo field trip and everyone did great. This morning, was our first solo adventure. I took each pup to this same area and observed how they did by themselves in this barely familiar environment. The pups did amazingly well. Typically at this age, we have 1 or 2 pups who are hesitant. Not this gang.