Puppy Culture Enrichment Effect

Puppy Culture recommends adding a different toy, object, obstacle etc. to the puppy pen every day. Puppies That are stimulated in this way. Here is what they say, ”

“Puppies raised with lots of stimulation actually grow more brain than puppies raised in a boring environment. They demonstrate increased learning development. This is called the enrichment effect.

Also add the litter box filled with pine pellets. Negotiating the litter box builds muscles.”

They really love this new toy I got. So many nooks, crannies, obstacles and objects!

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Or, here is the You-tube version!

 

Hippity and Peeps can even navigate the slide!

And I introduced them to my little electric vacuum. Did not pose any issue to Peter C. or Daffodil. Will try again soon with the others!

Picnic in the play set! Hoppity is squeezing thru one of the openings!

New pix and a Video!

Ben loves to play with our puppies! So great for them all!

These kids mastered the balance board in two days! Now they line up for their turn!

Today’s video:

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And sorry about the background conversation! Jen was helping me put together the puppy’s new play set.

Note the new pen and the addition of litter boxes. It will take a couple days but they will start using them almost immediately!

One of their fav toys is my empty Metamucil bottle! LOL

Why Do Newborn Puppies Twitch?

I wanted to show you a video of our sleeping babies so you could enjoy their puppy sounds and watch them twitch!

Not only perfectly normal, but a sign of healthy puppies, twitching helps build their muscles when they are still unable to move around much. Not twitching is cause for concern. This is called “activated Sleep”. You can read about it on the Puppy Culture website. But basically it helps muscle and form the neurological connections that will allow them to develop motor coordination. Fascinating, right?

10 Days Old! And now we have names!

Puppy #1, a boy. Now Peter Cottontail!

Puppy #4, boy. Now Jelly Bean

Puppy #2, girl. Now Daffodil!

Puppy #3, girl. Now Hoppity

Puppy #5, girl. Now Peeps

Luna’s puppies are 10 days old! Noses are changing from pink to black. They are nursing well and gaining like crazy!

I decided it was time to assign their Easter names.

Sorry the photos are so scattered. I am clearly not a website techy!

 

Enjoy!

Puppy #6, girl. Now Hippity.