Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The first Big Move

This is the second litter we've raised in this home. We had one two years ago and as with that litter, the pups are raised in the house with us. For logistic purposes, the whelping nest gets set up in the Master bedroom and this is where the pups live the first four or so weeks.

Dogs from the household gradually get introduced and there's still a lot of comings and goings, though not the same rate as the kitchen.

At about 4 weeks, when the Dam begins weaning, we move the pups to the Kitchen and expand the setup with a Weaning box as well. It gives the pups a lot more room to roam and play and exposes them to all the sounds and smells of living with a family.

Having trouble uploading a video this morning - Hughesnet is practically worthlesss as a provider....grrrrrr.....

We're also taking pups out individually to prepare them for their next big transition, and it looks like the weather will cooperate this weekend for their first outdoor excursion! 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a fine hotel. I want to live there! Hate Hughesnet. Got rid of it in April! Could not be happier. I can't wait to meet the pups Sunday!