6 weeks old

The puppies are 6 weeks old today and about 9-10 lbs. The puppies are curious about everything at the stage so it can be a challenge to keep them out of trouble, especially with the rain we’ve been getting. (When it rains they’re confined to indoors or the small covered portion of our deck.)

This group of pups have been doing great with the mats and trays we use for a potty area. This makes me so happy because it makes my life so much easier.

The fun thing about this stage is that we can start rewarding them with treats, and thus shape their behavior. I reinforce good behavior and manners, and ignore things we don’t like to see.

The’ve started getting car rides, and exposure to all kinds of random objects, experiences and sounds. The more things they experience over the coming weeks, the better. Two more weeks until they start going home and I feel like I have so much to do. I know it’s all going to be over before I know it.

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