This past week, I introduced puppy “mush” to help Teddie Kate out with feeding, now that teeth have erupted with vengeance on these little guys. They love it! I’ve also been adding each day “novelty” items (unassuming and gentle) into their whelping box for exposure and awareness. They live in our front living room, so they also hear the daily sounds of a full and busy household.
Curriculum & Care: Today I began the 5 day process of deworming the pups (& mom!) to begin protection against potential parasites and I will continue daily exposure activities with different items such as bubble wrap, stuffed toys/ropes/etc., and even balance boards. I’ll also continue the 10 daily handling exercises and increase their “mush” feedings to 2-3 times a day.
- 10-step handling exercises include:
- 1. Rub ears
- 2. Cover eyes
- 3. Open mouth and run fingers on gums
- 4. Rub belly in circular motions
- 5. Run hand down back
- 6. Run hand and fingers along tail
- 7. Touch all paws
- 8. Tap nails
- 9. Run fingers around next & under collar/ribbon
- 10. Touch their nose
Attention Future Families!
I have updated puppy evaluation info on the SoFun Families page (you have the password to this page in your email!). You’ll find what I’ll evaluate the puppies on, as well as score interpretations.
- F1b standard bernedoodles
- Born: November 19, 2021 | 5 females | 2 males
female, sable parti, 7.68 lbs, purple collar
female, sable, 7.52 lbs, lilac collar
female, tri-colored, 7.52 lbs, white collar
female, dark sable, 8.2 lbs, light pink collar
male, black tri parti, 8.38 lbs, green collar
female, sable, 8.1 lbs, hot pink collar
male, dark sable, 7.94 lbs, blue collar
Interested in a future puppy? We have availability on the next bernedoodle and poodle litters! And waitlist members get first opportunity to bump up if a family passes on bringing home a puppy.