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Old 01-18-2008, 05:20 PM   #1
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Well today my pups turn 6 weeks old and they are growing wounderfully.
Tommorow they go to the vet to get there first shots,wormed and check-up.
I am enjoying my last two weeks with them as by Feb 4 they will be all sold as they are all reserved to loving homes.







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Nice looking puppies, and I don't want to start anything, but I did notice in the first photo how messy the area is that they are kept in. They have feces and urine all over and they have been walking and sitting in it- not to mention they are being fed right there with it!

How often do you change the papers? Bathe them? This is going to make it harder for their future families to potty train them if they are used to walking and even eating in their own potties. Could also raise a health concern.

Otherwise they are great looking pups.

Edited to add: I also notice what looks to be like feces on the side of the dog that is in the second photo.. or lets just hope it is mud

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Old 01-18-2008, 05:27 PM   #3
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Please forgive my ignorance, but I thought black labs would always have black pups.
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Its all in the genetics , its alot to explain but when I first thought about breeding I agree I thought the same thing but after studying genectics it became much clearer.
Madisons(dam) mother was yellow,Madisons father was chocolate but Madison and all her littermates turned out black.
Brutus(sire) mother was yellow and father was yellow but one of his grandparents was chocolate so I was lucky to get chocolate.
But black is a very dominent gene that is why black labs are most common.
hope I explained good enough if you still have questions you can find quite a bit of info online
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Nice looking puppies, and I don't want to start anything, but I did notice in the first photo how messy the area is that they are kept in. They have feces and urine all over and they have been walking and sitting in it. How often do you change the papers? This may make it harder for their future families to potty train then if they are used to walking in their own potties. Could also raise a health concern. Otherwise they are great looking pups.
Thankyou for the compliment on the puppies.
yes there are poops and pees in there box and even though i would change it daily 9 puppies means lots of poops and pees and because I found i was fighting a loosing battle I moved them to a mucha larger area beside my living room so I could constantly keep and eye on the poop situation and so I could mop easily.
I took a few pictures so you can get a better idea of what im talking about, hope I answered your question to your liking.

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ALso in the first pic I had just filled the water bowl, most of the mousture on the paper is water , they love to play in there bowl
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I would still suggest removing a poop as soon as possible from the area, which does mean a lot more then once daily. My 11 week old pup gets brought outside once an HOUR. And he still has accidents- so having 9 puppies, that means 9 different little bodies that will be digesting at different speeds. I always thought that if you had pups that the area should be kept spotless- and have always been told so as well. It isn't going to help with their future needs of potty training if they are already used to cuddling next to their last doody. I am sure you try very hard to keep it clean, but even in the last picture you posted- there is a pretty big mess in the feeding/watering area. It should be cleaned up much more often than once a day. About once an hour, or every time you notice some.

When the new families try crate training (Where puppies are expected to sleep and eat in a small confined space to help with potty training) it make fall apart for them- as these pups are already used to eating in the same area that they are eliminating. Do you know what I mean?

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Ahh yes, I did notice the water bowl Lol, puppies do love to play in the water dish, but if there is feces and urine on their paws when they play in the water dish, and it sits there for a while, it may cause some issues.

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Well I changed the feeding area, you can see the big bowel, that is the water, thee are 2 food bowels that go beside it but they often get pushed around.
The floor is kept clean as it is easy to mop, but when the pups go on the paper in the box (where they no longer sleep, they sleep under the dresser) I will sometimes leaving it untilthere are at least 2 pees then i change it, I guess i would go through alot of paper if everytime one went on it I changed it.
I will try harder to keep area cleaner, thankyou for the advise.
Having it in my livingroom I clean it often because of the smell thats for sure.
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Oh I know what you mean. Just having one puppy sure ran our house of out paper towel. We used up one full roll of paper towel per day because at his age, he potties about 12 times daily. And when he was only 8 weeks, he went even MORE often. The smell if horrible, and getting him to stop with the paper training was very difficult. He sure took a long time to get him used to going out in the cold via leash to go potty each and every time (Times three times an hour depending on how much he drank and his exercise level).

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