I thought the best way to share the puppies’ growth over the next 8 weeks was by posting video clips regularly.  Click here to view the Puppy Week 1 Video.

Muse’s babies will be one week old tomorrow.  They are an active bunch, already using most of the space available to them in the whelping box.  This week I have started doing Early Neurological Stimulation with them, where each puppy is exposed to mild stressors on a daily basis between Days 3 and 16.  Studies have shown that this can result in dogs who cope better with stress as adults.  The puppies are also being exposed to Early Scent Introduction.  This week they have been exposed to lavender, rabbit fur (their favorite- as seen on the video), birch, a leather tracking glove, and an orange.