Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Puppies are starting to play more and discovering the world around them. They are sleeping in Audrey's crate for now- without the usual cushion because it is being washed. I needed a place to put them while I clean their playpen...a thorough cleaning. One or two complained for a few minutes and then all fell asleep. This is a good beginning to get them used to being in a crate as each of them will be crate trained in a few weeks. They settle themselves down quickly and do not appear to be demanding at all. Also, they are using their puppy pad (which has been placed in a specific part of their playpen) readily. I correct one or two if they are preparing to go outside of the pad by moving them over to the pad. One puppy was starting to shred but was gently told "no"...and puppy stopped. No more attempts. When they are older, I will start taking them outside to potty. It's usually predictable when they need to go out...first thing in the morning and 5 minutes after every meal. The are playing, going potty in the right place, taking to their new food. Smart with very nice temperaments.