Macey's puppies are just beginning their 6th week.
I cant believe how fast it is going by!!
Meeting all the puppy families over the past few days was such an awesome experience.
I am overwhelmed at the great people that these little guys are going to get to spend their lives with!!! I even had a few of the selections picked correctly!
One of the fun visits was when John totally surprised his wife on her Golden Birthday to pick out a Goldendoodle!.......He set some big expectations for the next milestone!
Kelsie was having a difficult time keeping the puppies from turning her hair into a Maypole on Friday night during her visit!!
Over the next couple of weeks there are some big training and experiences that I want to make sure that the puppies get.
Some of these include:
1- Crate training. They seem to really love the crate, until I put the door on! Tonight I had each puppy in a crate for just about 30 seconds. It went fairly smoothly. We'll continue to work on this daily.
2- Biting. These little dudes are teething. No way around it! I am continually adding new toys and changing their environment so that they stay interested in chewing on things they are SUPPOSED to and not my shoes, ankles and hair.
3- Beginning grooming. Most of the new owners and I discussed grooming during their selection visits last weekend. I have been trimming toenails since about their 3rd day of life and continue to do that. I also brush them and have a little trimmer. Once I get them used to the sound, Ill be trimming up the top of their muzzle.
4- Bravery. Now that the puppies are strong and can get in and out of the pen better, we're gong to start going on longer walks around the farm. This is a great confidence and bravery booster.
Well, speaking of these little guys, they are waiting for their bedtime snack and final playtime of the day!!
My farm is my favorite place to be. Cant wait to share what's happening here.