With the end of August, another season of running dogs is just about upon us. Soon the air will be filled with the howls & barks of excited dogs getting ready to run.
The excitement & anticipation is infectious!
As you can see from the photos, the puppies are growing and exploring all the new things life has to offer. They now have their teeth & are experimenting with solid food while Tanya is having her supper. By feeding & watering Tanya in the whelping house, the puppies learn to eat & drink from their Mother. My adult dogs are good eaters & drinkers. So, the puppies learn quickly if they want any of the food they have be quick. Of course, their main diet is still their mothers milk. When I go to the pen with the food, I call out "PUPPY, PUPPY, PUPPY" , this way they associate the words with food and come running to the door to greet me. This helps when they are adults and you want them to come to you when they are loose.
As you can see, the puppies education starts when they are very young.
I was able to complete another two dog houses this week.
The weather this week was mixed with rain and hot/humid conditions.
Until next week.......