Final update on pups is this video taken five minutes after their release. You will see them all asleep, as coming into a new enviroment, even just outside the whelping box would of put them under stress, so shut down and sleep. This is a coping mechanism in animals. Shut down under stress is a mechanism animals use to protect themselves. They are now confident in this area and the next big leap will be around six weeks, going outdoors. Around six weeks bravado sets in and pups will become very adventurous and from this time its good to start opening the bounderies each day for them, but being mindful not to push to quickly and give them overload.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
Hello, I am Jane!