'A' Litter Weekly Updates
In the first week our focus has been on making sure every pup is gaining weight, being toiletted regularly and they get rest in between feeds. You will find some headshots on our Gallery Page.
We are also clipping and filing their tiny nails every other day as they have a habit of scratching one another when they fight for milk. This is a natural behaviour and not one we discourage as it is part of the normal development of strong and healthy puppies. We just have to limit any scratches they can make on each other.
We have just completed our second week with our pups and the first thing I can think is that we've already spent 25% of the time we will get to enjoy with most of our pups. Their eyes are finally open and some of them can respond to sounds too! We have introduced toys and we switch these every day to give them new experiences.
DNA swabs were taken this week to test our pups for the LUA gene. This is the first piece of information which will help us to match them to their new homes.
The pups have also begun their toilet training and are learning to get off their bed to wee and poo. At this stage they can only hold it for a few seconds but by giving them a smooth and absorbent surface to toilet on, we are giving them the opportunity to engage with this natural instinct and begin training.