Eevee's Fall Pups
Have you heard of Manding?, November 24
"Manding: giving your puppy a voice by teaching him/her to ask for things." (Jane Lindquist Killion, Puppy Culture)
Manding (think puppy sign language), is one part of the "Communication Trinity" as taught in the Puppy Culture curriculum. Providing pups with the ability to communicate can reduce frustration, aggression and improve mental function. It's a first step in giving our pups a voice and showing them they can "talk". It's adorable to see their brains working to figure it out, and it's absolutely amazing to watch how quickly they "get it".
This is life and we love it, November 12-16
During their time with us, we work to show our pups that the world is fun and exciting - that they've got the skills to take it on and that people are kind. We encourage their moments of confidence, reassure them (cheer them on - "yes, you can do it") when they are unsure and provide loads of love and physical touch.
WHAT A BIG DAY, November 11
Continuing in week 2 of their Socialization Period, Eevee's puppies are fed outside of their weaning pen and we practice using our Puppy Call whenever putting down their food dish. Looks (and sounds) like they are getting the hang of it.
Introducing our pups to new experiences - Hermine got to meet and play with her "big sister" Shelby. Happy tail wags, and even a paw tap (oh my heart). Such a great job. Of course I stick close and we watch for possible signs of stress. Our goal is new and positive experieces. Hermine did amazing with Shelby's big girl energy and playfulness! Yeah!
Learning about the world can be exhasuting.
Neville had us cracking up at his sleepy head bob.
Outdoor Time, November 9
Eevee's Cockapoo puppies are in week two of their Socialization Period (period approx. 4-5 weeks old). We are continuing our work with socialization - to include, introducing something new each day. Tuesday was a beautiful day - with no rain and mild temps so we opted to take a trip outside to let them sniff, feel and see "new". Unsure when first set down, but quickly recovered and began to enjoy themselves.
Harry and Hermine giving the lawn a good sniff.
Ron was a bit slower to warm up, but eventually warmed up to things and began venturing out (he's the cutie in front of Ty, that Tyler is talking to).
Hermine found Devin quite tasty - lots of licks and nibbles.
After venturing out for a bit, Ron went back to the blanket for warmth and security. Harry was very interested in Drew and Reid who were riding their skateboards down the driveway.
Harry was very comfortable exploring! Harry, Neville and Hermine thought I was great climbing equipment.
Bounding Harry - and Ron, coming to me. 🐾💙
Belly rubs for one silly girl (Hermine).
More climbing - Neville, Hermine and Harry. Ron is out of the picture as he was snuggled up to me and out of view of the camera.
Four weeks today, November 3
Eyes are open and tails are wagging. Momma is still their #1 interest, though they are enjoying loads of cuddles and exploratory play. Work has begun to introduce them to their pellets (beginning step to house training) and learning to keep their space clean.