The weather hasn’t been great lately but we got a break today and the pups had a nice romp in the yard. Here’s a little video of the festivities.
Blaze’s pups are doing great and growing fast. Plenty of milk available in this litter. Here’s some video from this afternoon.
It has been kind of hectic here lately but we managed to shoot some video of Candy’s pups this evening. They’re doing great and enjoying the summer weather while exploring the yard.
Here’s a bit of video of Candy’s litter. There are four males and three females.
Finally had a chance to shoot some more video of Brook’s litter. We caught them when they were tired but they woke up for Mom. All are doing great. Enjoy.
We finally had a chance to shoot some video of Brook’s litter this evening. She has nine pups, two males and seven females. Brook and the pups are all doing great.
The pups have moved outside and settled in to their new home. We’ve had them out exploring the yard but they aren’t enjoying our spring weather – cold with mixed rain and snow. Here’s a video we shot this afternoon.
The pups are doing great, growing fast. They’re coming up on four weeks old and starting to interact and play with us. Getting fun now…
We have four new pups to work with this summer so we thought it would be good to share what we’re doing with them. They’re all coming up on six months old. In addition to the basic commands we use around the kennel (come, kennel, etc) they’ve had a few play retrieving lessons – less than 10 sessions. Three are from our Iris x Mac litter – Lock, Blue and Thistle. Here are videos of their first retrieve lesson and one from this afternoon for comparison:
This is Misty from Firelight Setters.
They’re all enthusiastic about bringing the glove and obviously very excited about the game. Keeping it to a minimum prevents having them get bored. This game will give us something to fall back on if they hesitate to pick up shot birds later and is well worth the effort.
We also take them for occasional short walks in the forest near the house so they learn to stay with us and keep track of where we’re going. Everything is an adventure at this point and it’s fun to watch them explore the world. Here are a few photos from this morning’s outing:
We took advantage of the nice morning to grab a quick video of breakfast.