This week the puppies have been more and more mobile. They are now in the larger pen so they have the ability to use the litter box. Potty training is a gradual process. Sometimes they don't make it out of their bed in time. But more and more the puppies are going potty further and further from their bed.
|The puppies are always eager to nurse whenever Mom steps into the puppy pen.|
The Puppies started eating solid food this week. This consists of their regular puppy food that is softened and blended into a gruel consistency. The process of weaning is a gradual one. They are still mostly nursing. As they eat more regular food, Misty's milk supply will decrease. By week 7 they will be almost weaned completely.
The puppies are noticeably more engaged with the other puppies this week. They play, growl and are acting much more like you'd expect from a puppy.
The puppies are much more interactive with us as well. We enjoy spending individual time with each puppy. Their time with their littermates is still of primary importance. But socialization with people is a very important part of each stage of development.