Today we got a gift and the weather was 50 degrees. With the help of my friend Scot Davidson I was able to get the pups out and introduce them to deer liver drags and a deer pelt. They turned 7 weeks old today. They all did well and I was pleased to see their interest in one of the things that they were bred to do. Teckels are a versatile hunting dog and can be used for different situations. This is my favorite time of having a litter as they mature and develop their personalities. It is also great to start introducing them to tracking.
Due to an unforeseen emergency surgery, and week stay in the hospital, I have been unable to post recently. My wife Debbie has done an excellent job taking care of the pups and they are all thriving. Tomorrow with the help of a friend I plan to get the pups outside and introduce them to some deer liver drags and pelt tugs. All the pups are spoken for and most of the pick-up dates have been planned.Today a friend brought his kids over and they played with the pups inside. Both the kids and the pups had fun. I think it is important to expose the pups to children and as many new things as you can. Early and ongoing socialization should result in a more stable and steady dog.