Just sharing a bit of my morning with the little ones. After all the dogs go outside in the morning, I usually head upstairs to the “puppy room” (the only room in the house big enough to set up the big puppy pens).
I set up some toys in the middle of the room (and since we don’t have a nice floor yet, just painted subfloor; the house is a work in progress 😉 ) I throw a big blanket down for the little guys.
Moms are outside having a potty/exercise time, so it’s perfect to do some things with the puppies. This morning we started with a small “challenge”. And I do mean small. Just open the puppy pen door and call the puppies out of the pen. Each pen has a small lip at the door that the pups have to crawl over to get outside. The pan of puppy gruel is on the blanket so the smell entices the pups to come out and get some.
The lip on the pen that Treasure’s pups are in is taller, which is okay since her pups are so much bigger. But it’s still tall, so I rolled up a bed and put it in front of the door to help them out a bit. The last thing we want to do is give them a challenge that discourages them and that they can’t conquer.
Hoover hopped right over it.
Oops! I hit the wrong button on my camera! But she got it too!
So the puppies came out to have some breakfast, play and explore while I clean out the puppy pens. I switched out the UGOdog litter boxes for the rubbermaid type boxes (with sides cut down for easy access with little legs) and wood pellets. A new bed/blanket is put in, along with new toys. And then it’s downstairs to wash moms’ dishes and refill with fresh water and food.
While the pups are playing I’m playing some nice classical music for them.
After playtime and the pups are finished eating, it was time to bring Flower and Treasure back in. Puppies are wanting mom at this point.
Once the moms are back in the puppy pens with the puppies, I continue to clean the rest of the room while I play page two of the Sound Proof Puppy Training app.
I ran downstairs for something (at least having the puppy room upstairs gets me lots of exercise. Who needs a Stairmaster with puppies upstairs?! 😛 ) and came back to find this!
Bhahahaha! Treasure, what in the world are you doing on top of the crates?! (That’s a double stack of wire crates that she’s on; where the Poodle pups sleep at night).
After the room was clean and we finished the sound app. I decided it was a good time to drag out the grooming dryer to get the pups acclimated to that noise. They were sleeping when I turned it on. Only a couple lifted their heads and looked up; no big deal. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed sharing our puppy morning routine!