A beautiful day outside. Puppies had no problem transitioning to the big wide world. They didn’t wander far but took advantage of the dog beds and soft landing spots (when the fell off the dog beds). Although there’s a crate in the whelping box now it is helpful to use a crate as a ‘safe haven’ when ever the puppies are exposed to a new place. They not only feel more secure but they learn that the crate is a really fabulous place to be.
After about 20 minutes of exploring the puppies gathered in the crate and I carefully closed it. They slept for a good hour. It was really great because of all the new sounds they took in during their sleep. Traffic, air planes, construction, dogs barking, people talking.