Nursery and Neonates . . .
For about the first 3 weeks the puppies focus mainly on staying alive! They nurse (supervised) every 90 minutes, their eyes open around day 13, and ears shortly after, and they complete important neurological stimulation exercise, and just try to grow and develop.
Eventually, it's time to leave the puppy room and graduate to the puppy pen in the den!
Puppy Pen Scenes . . .
Puppies start to eat real food (gruel ... wanna be food!), learn to walk, and begin working on things like resource guarding, bite inhibition, clicker training, and how to learn. They play hard with their siblings and train hard with their humans. Socialization begins (always conducted safely) around week 4 with the first of the puppy parties and, later, outings in their stroller to safe environments like church, choir, work, home depot, and such.