The puppies are well-developed, and now begin attaining size in preparation for birth. Often times, we can see and feel the puppies' movements inside of Mitten. This week the first hairs appear of the pups and their skeleton ossifies. Their coat is one of the last organs to develop, as is the skeleton which only begins to ossify in the final third of gestation.
Lawrence & I now need to play as "cops" and stop all rough play and jumping around. Mitten is moving much slower and walks about a ¼ mile an hour. All in all, she is a very happy Airedale.
Maple enjoys spending most of her days with her beautiful daughter, Mugo. Nine times out of ten, we find Mugo resting her head on her mama's belly.
This week, Maple will become reacquainted with her green whelping box. She is very excited, Mom, on the other-hand, not so much. It is a heavy one and hard to move around.
"Training Your Superdog" - Author; Gwen Bailey
Fun Games to Teach Dogs
Bringing a Second Dog into the House
Natural Approach to Fleas
Essential Oil Use for Dogs
Dog Food Advisor
How to Deal with Puppy Crying and Separation Anxiety
Dog Nail Trimming the Right Way
Trimming Your Dog's Nails
Crate Training: The Benefits for You and Your Dog
To Crate or Not to Crate?
Using Temperament Testing to Choose the Right Dog for your Family
How to Socialize Your Puppy
AVSAB Position Statement On Puppy Socialization
"The implication of this is that it is the human who must be trained
The dog simply needs to be effectively communicated to;
Self-awareness and self-control, self-discipline must come from the human first and only then can such control be expected of the dog;
Too many people blame their dog, when in-fact it is the human that has created the seed of the behavior, then enables and maintains the overall environment (physical, mental) that perpetuates the situation;
Want your dog to be better behaved? You have to learn to be better behaved first – this is an example of the importance of following true and pure logic – dogs love logic much and hypocrisy not at all;"