Archive for July, 2011

Annie x Vince Puppies ~ 5 Weeks

Our puppies are growing up fast!  We moved the crew into a larger area over the weekend.  We’re working on housetraining, training with Mary and all-round socialization and exposure to all kinds of sounds and situations.  Mary started classes last week with the pups and they all are “stars” already!  It’s amazing at this young age, how well they respond and how much their little minds soak up each training and tactile stim exercise done with them.  What smart little doodles we have!!!

Mama Annie’s nursing duties are slowly winding down.  The puppies love their kibble!!!   Meal time is pretty much a circus with pups stepping into their food and all the mess making, but the whole ordeal done three times a day is pretty fun to watch.  Annie even helps clean them up afterwards, so it’s like the old saying….”Mom’s work is never done!”

We hope you enjoy the pics this week!  Each week I have to get faster at trying to capture 6 little impatient puppers…..:)  Thanks for watching our pups grow up!

Pink Girl

 

Light Green Girl

 

Green Boy

 

Light Blue Boy

 

Yellow Boy

 

Black Ribbon Boy

 

Some pics with Mary working with the puppies ……

First we start with "love"

 

Luring into sit position with goat's milk, "yummy!"

 

Learning how to be calm in a different position

 

"Okay, now what do I do?" Problem Solving

 

"Okay, where's that tasty goat's milk???"

 

 

 

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Annie x Vince Puppies ~ 4 Weeks

Oh how we love this stage in our puppies!  Each one is developing their own little personalities now.  It’s so cute to hear them vocalizing with one another as they play fight, making little barking and yipping sounds.  We have a play gym in their area that has some interactive things on it for them to bat at and chew on.   We also rotate different toys for them to play with too.  This is such a happy-go-lucky group of pups…….. as soon as I come into the nursery, I have six little puppy tails all wagging for attention!  🙂

We have our professional dog trainer, Mary Smallwood, coming tomorrow to start working with our puppies so we’ll have more cute pictures to share of her with the pups.  She’ll be doing a couple of classes a week with them over the next several weeks working individually and as a group.   It’s amazing how smart they are at such a young age and how much they are capable of learning right now.

Hope everyone is staying cool this week.  It’ll be a hot one!  We’ll be getting the puppies out in their exercise pen in the shade for the morning hours very soon.  Thanks for taking a peek at our puppies!

Pink Girl

 

Light Green Girl

 

Light Blue Boy

 

Yellow Boy

 

Green Boy

 

Black Ribbon Boy

 

A Few More of the Week ……………….

"Standing Room Only at the Milk Bar"

 

"Puppy Dreamin'"

 

"Waking up ~ Ready for playtime at the gym"

Annie X Vince Puppies ~ 3 Week’s Old

We’re posting a day early as tomorrow is a very busy Monday.  I just love this stage of development in our puppies!  They’re getting the hang of walking better by the day and they also respond to my voice with a turn of their heads.  Now they’re listening to our CD of “everyday sounds” along with a CD of classical music.  It’s  interesting but the reason why we play classical is because there are alot of different instruments in that type music to give them the best variety of sounds.

Of course they’re getting lots of spoiling, cuddles and hugs all day!  You just can’t be close to them and not love up those little squishy faces!  🙂  Annie is starting to feel more comfortable getting away from her babies to join the rest of the family, but oh when she hears a whimper out of someone, she’s right back in the nursery to check out her babies.  It won’t be long before we’ll be starting them on puppy mush that they’ll enjoy lapping up and taking a “bath” in until they learn how to eat! 🙂

It looks like we had a “yawning” contest going on today with some of our babies during the photo session below.  Either they were very tired or completely bored with the whole thing!  🙂  It’s hard to believe their little mouths can open this wide!  Have a great week everyone and thanks for watching our puppies grow ~

Pink Girl

Blue Boy

Yellow Boy

Dark Green Boy

Light Green Girl

Black Ribbon Boy

Now for the “yawning” contest today …….

 

"I'm bored.....are we done yet?"

"Please excuse me, but I just woke up"

"This is my "girly" yawn"

"Okay, this HAS to be the winner!!"

Annie x Vince Puppies ~ 2 Weeks Old

Happy 4th of July!  Our sweet puppies are growing like weeds.  As you can see in most of the pictures this week, their eyes are starting to open.  Many are trying to scoot up on all fours doing their puppy wobble walk!  Early on here, I can see the coats of these puppies will be fabulous.  Many have gentle waving in them indicating very beautiful fleece coats with some having slight curl, simply awesome.  Our boys are little “brick houses” built very solid in conformation.  Our girls have more delicate features….they truly are our “girly girl puppies!!”  🙂

Mama Annie is constantly nursing her babies and it shows in their pudgy little tummies.  There’s lots of love, cuddles and kisses being given to this crew, no doubt the best part of my day!

Have a fun Holiday and thanks for looking at our puppies!

Pink Girl

Blue Boy

Yellow Boy

Dark Green Boy

Light Green Girl

Black Ribbon Boy

More cute pics……..

"A pair of cuddle bugs"

"A 6 doodle pile up"

"Okay, I'll take the 1st watch!"