This was a huge growth spurt week for these little nuggets — weight gains and now all three have their eyes are open! They are just starting to try to stand up and wobbling around on all four legs instead of schooching on their stomachs. This litter is very quiet so far, and I’m just starting to hear little noises come from their box everty once in a whil
Below are updated photos and weights at 14 days old. I’ve added color and health genetic codes below for those interested in breeding rights. This information won’t affect pet-homes.
Curriculum: This coming week we will finish up ENS and ESI (see explanations below) and move into daily gentle and safe handling exercises. We’ll also start very brief loud noise exposure exercises. My goal is to condition them to human touch in a positive way and begin to desensitize them to sudden loud noises. This coming week I’ll also bring our Amazon Alexa into the nursery to start playing soft classical music to signify quiet time overnight.e
Early Neurological Stimulation
ENS is a process that introduces short, m.ild, and gentle stresses to very young puppies in a controlled way.
Benefits of ENS:
- improved cardiovascular performance (heart rate)
- stronger heart beats
- stronger adrenal glands
- more tolerance to stress
- greater resistance to disease
Early Scent Introduction
ESI is a process of introducing puppies to a different, pungent smell each day during the first 16 days of life. Their reaction (positive, neutral, or negative) is charted.
Benefits of ESI:
- increased nose awareness
- increased confidence
- great for hunting, tracking, and diabetic alert dogs
Born: May 8, 2023
Go-Home Date: July 3, 2023
1 female | 2 males
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male, tri-colored parti, 2.5 lbs, blue ribbon
at/a KyKy B/B D/D E/e Sp/Sp, clear of CDDY/CDPA
female, Tri-colored merle parti, 2.36 lbs, pink ribbon
at/a Ky/Ky B/b D/D E/e S/Sp M/m, clear of CDDY/CDPA
male, Tri-colored merle, 2.88 lbs, green ribbon
at/at Ky/Ky B/B D/D EM/e S/Sp M/m, 1 copy of CDDY/ clear of CDPA