And they’re off! Finally we have some nicer weather and they can play in the garden. Mind you, they need strict supervision, if I want any of my new shrubs to remain in one piece 😉 They are helpful if you need any holes dug for planting, or really any tidying up done.
Last weekend all their owners visited again. They are getting really excited about bringing their new family member home and most of them had been shopping for toys and other equipment.
It’s been fantastic having so many visitors to see these puppies – I reckon around a hundred people have been into the puppy palace over the past six weeks and most of those have been more than once! I believe that this makes sure that these puppies will grow up to be people loving, friendly, confident and outgoing dogs.
Those of you following me on Facebook (Pen Dent) will know that the puppies love sleeping under our kitchen unit and one day last week I had one pup in the run and six under the unit – I thought I’d lost them! I leave them safely in the run when I’m out, but they love to come out and roar around the kitchen.
So we have two weeks left. This is the time for them to play with each other and with the older dogs, understanding what makes a good game and when to respect the other dog. We also start to teach them that their teeth are sharp and can be painful.
They also start to learn that there are preferred places for toileting, so hopefully that process is easier when they get to their new homes. During the next couple of weeks they will be microchipped and have their hearing and sight tests at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket.