Another first tonight with a video of Dolly's Cavapoo pups at 31 days old taking their first steps outdoors early this morning. Listen out for Superman arriving for breakfast and by the sounds of it he had a fly around before settling down to eat his breakfast. also listen for the sound of my brain ticking as it finds Pippa's name when asked which puppy Dex is fighting with.
When a new pup enters the pack it has to find its place in the pack and learn what it can get away with, much like humans do. This video demonstrates that Henry has learnt already that Millie is to be respected as she is our highest ranking bitch in the pack. In the first part of the video Millie engages Henry to play and see how submissive he is to her, she wants to play and he knows he must let her take the lead but in the second part he is playing with Belle our Cavapoo who is around 20 months old and a lower ranking bitch, he plays with her no holds barred, until she puts him in his place for getting to rough. See how once he crys out she releases him and there is a time out. This is very normal robust play with young dogs, as they learn about each other and note the flirty moment between Henry and Belle. Henry gets a little amorous and is not back ward going forward. Belle then has a little flirt, even though she is not on heat but no doubt is noting Henry's strength and social skills.
“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!