this time they are just feeling around and
We give them stimuli about three times a
day, by picking them up, rubbing our face
on them, petting their backs, this help
associate human smells with positive stimuli.
We also are talking to them, so they know
human voices, this will help them pick up
commands when older.
far as development, they are scooting around
and beginning to build there muscles, they
lift the head and look towards a sound.
We are now putting them on different textured
blankets, this stimulates the nerves in
there feet and skin. To enhance balance,
and play. We also tickle them and scratch
there butts, to get a little more personal
with them, to enhance a bonding emotion
in them young.
are also altering the lights, we had a soft
light in the room, for the development of
the eyes, were now switching once a day
to an energy saver bulb, which isn't as
hard a common bulb, when there eyes open
we wont use ether for three days and just
let some natural light flow in, then we
will go to soft bulb for a day then the
energy saver bulb switch again for at least
a week. This well help them be able to focus
there eyes quicker. It also enhances night
vision, and makes the eyes with proper diet
very healthy, long term.
At this time we aren't focusing on the development,
we are only focusing on the socializing,
they have just opened there eyes, and we
want the eyes as there ajusting to see us,
we give them tons of petting, and rub our
fingers around the cheeks to get them to
play a bit with us, there ears are opening
too so we have started calling them by name.
guy is really smart, he started sitting
up and making cute little growling noises
even before he opened his eyes, he now runs
up to mom soon as she gets in the nursery,
and trys to nurse on her while she is standing
up he sits on his hind legs and lifts his
head as high as it gets, but he never makes
oh, AND THIS GUY STOPPED
GROWING, Now his is the littlest! This is
a trait from meni's father, the gentics
of the imperail shih tzu, told him to slow
down on his growth.
were Just playing
with them this week.
are socializing, and working with the eyes,
getting them to follow and look in different
directions to strengthen the eye muscles,
we are also grooming them so they don't
have to look through the fur, the fur causes
there eyes to be opposite of cross eyed,
our pups are corrected at this young age
to have normal looking and functioning eyes,
there eyes groomed once you have them so
our work isn't for nothing.
Next Week we will be starting up the senses
The Hair has just
started to grow, and the puppies have just
started to play, they also have just started
to eat, we only give them smashed up beef
stew at this time so its like a thick liquid
made from peas, carrots, beef and water
note: The eye exercises
are not to clear a genetic defect from our
lineages, our lineages come from healthy
But are actually something I had come up
My sons had lazy or crossed eyes as babies,
doctor Siegel from pacific eye institute
had shown me exercises to do with them to
correct this. When I volunteered at the
human centers before I even had these dogs
I noticed the way furry dogs had developed
an opposite look to the crossed eyes. Due
to looking around there fur. This has developed
over years and years of breeding the fuzzier
dogs in many breeds.
Well I didn't like it and thought if I kept
the face groomed and did the eye exercises
dr Siegel showed me for my children I could
correct it. Come to find out not only dose
it correct it, but if you do it while they
are young, they grow to have gorgeous eyes,
my photo page ).
Once you receive a puppy the exercises are
no longer needed, just keeping the face
are still socializing, working
on the eyes and
working with the senses, We give them different
taste of safe organic foods, such as honey,
Banana Chips, beef broth, beef soup paste
(home made), and other foods, just a drop.
We are also now taking them to the yard,
there eyes are adjusting to sun light, and
we are giving them different things to smell,
flowers, bugs, our cat, grass, rocks ex..
very play full now, and wake up in a hurry
when I say "puppy!" they lick
you, gnaw on you, cry for you, I even cuddle
them in the bed and they fall asleep with
there little noses snuggle up to you. They
already have a strong attachment to people.
working on motor skills, and listening skills,
we have them run up and down stairs with
us. and follow the puppy noise. We also
hide and yell puppy so they can find us.
we also usae a cream rub on the feet, but
theres no real reason except they like it,
it may have its benefits to the pads.
are very active now, and the hair is coming
also teething on pig ears and beef sticks.
This is the last update,
Please remember you have LIFE
Please call or email whenever you
need to, also i love hearing about my babies
as they grow up.
hair type: Silk
size: Adult size around 8-10 pounds,
Current Est. 8
*By Growth Chart
*Please Note: I want you to be able to
experience new things with your puppy as
well, so there are certain things I have
not introduced them too such as peanut butter,
if you ever need an idea, please don't be
afraid of bothering me and email and ask
me, if I have any ideas on what you can
do with your new puppy or older pet.