During the day puppies are separated into two packs of 7 as they are much easier to handle this way. We have tried to sort them out according to their temperaments, energy level and dominant/submissive tendencies. If you watched the video clip from yesterday, you probably noticed that Ruger was picking on Quentin several times. They do not need to be in the same pen. Low key pups that are more submissive stay together and pups on a more dominant side are in a different play pen. Of course, the division is not so clear cut. During the night all pups are together, and they sleep through the night pretty well. Last night Geiko slept in a crate by himself all night, and he was very good about it.
|Ruger is trying to get dry after a swim.|
|A walk to our 11-acre enclosure|
|Helping John in the garden|
|Ruger is sharing his opinions with others|
|Swimming is a good form of exercise|