Athena’s puppies are 3 weeks old. They’re still sleeping a lot, and nursing of course. But they are learning to eat solid food too.
We are introducing one new thing or new experience very day. Today, we put a corrugated piece of cardboard into their pen. Here’s Zeus exploring:
First, he looks at it, then he approaches. After looking away, he puts a paw on the new surface. Then another and then all 4. This happened quickly, with no encouragement from me. Simply exploring something new.
Puppies brains are always working. If we can keep them challenged at the right level, it will help them grow into balanced, great dogs!