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Lassen's Baby Book

Lassen & Hudson Litter,  Born August 13, 2023

golden retriever
This is Lassen's baby album featuring new pictures of her puppies as they grow. We'll include snapshots on this page of important milestones such as birth, opening their eyes, trying their first food, and other significant moments. Additionally, we have a few important dates listed below as reminders. Below the pictures, you'll find a description of their development and what we're doing during this period of their lives. Be sure to check back on this page for "pup-dates" and new pictures.

Lassen did well having 9 puppies with 4 boys and 5 girls.

First Visit & Payment Due
September 8th & 9th: Litter visit and payment.* Reserve an appointment  (click)
September 30: Optional Litter Visit. (< click).  It is NOT for picking or narrowing your choice.
October 2-5th:  (Optional) Socializing Pups (< click).  These are one hour visits that will be helping the staff and breeder engage the puppies in various activities.  Multiple younger children or children under 6 should not attend this time as puppies of this age have been fallen on as child play with them (our Litter Visit above is a best time with multiple children or small children),
October 20-21: Go-Home for 10-week Pups (based on waitlist position)
(We will contact you with your pick-up day & time. Please leave these days open).
October 20-21: Training Payments Due**
Other Dates:  Crown Reserve puppy Go-Home dates will be scheduled individually based on the amount of training.
  *Full balance due for your puppy amount.
**Full balance due for Crown Reserve training portion
(second payment applies to those with 12-16 week puppy training) 
 

Resources for You:

*Click on the below resources for more information! 

1. First-day tips when bringing your puppy home (Click Here)

2.  Items we recommend - (Click Here)

3.  Feeding/Food Information- (Click Here)

4.  Training Information -  (Click Here)

5.  FAQ's - (Click Here)

Pup-Pics  Updated as of September 23:

Past Litter Videos Below
 

5-6 Weeks Old

By the 6th week, golden retriever puppies are starting to show some significant changes. They are becoming more active, curious, and playful. Their little personalities are starting to shine through, and it's a joy to watch!

Physically, these adorable furballs are growing rapidly. At this stage, their eyes and ears are fully open, allowing them to experience the world around them in a whole new way. They are also starting to develop their coordination and balance, which means they'll be stumbling around less and exploring more confidently.

One of the most significant milestones during this period is the introduction of solid food. Up until 4 weeks, the puppies have been mostly dependent on their mother's milk. This involves gradually introducing them to puppy food, usually in the form of soft, moistened kibble. It's a messy affair, but oh-so-adorable to witness!

Socialization is also a crucial aspect of a their development during these weeks. Our puppies are introduced to various sounds, sights, and experiences to help them become well-rounded and confident dogs. They may be taken on short trips outside of their immediate surroundings to expose them to new environments and people. Additionally, they may start interacting with other dogs and animals, helping them learn vital social skills.

During this time, it's important for us to provide plenty of love, attention, and positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement training methods, such as reward-based training, can be introduced to start teaching basic commands and good behavior. Consistency and patience are key when it comes to training these intelligent and eager-to-please pups.

It's worth mentioning that every puppy develops at their own pace, so these milestones may vary slightly from one puppy to another. However, the 5-6th week is generally an exciting time full of growth and discovery for these adorable pups.

Three Weeks

At three weeks of age, a Golden Retriever puppy undergoes significant developmental changes that contribute to their growth and overall well-being. During this stage, the puppy is transitioning from the neonatal period to the socialization phase, where they begin to explore their surroundings and interact with their littermates and mother. 

Physically, the puppy's senses continue to develop, allowing them to become more aware of their environment. Their eyes begin to open, although their vision is still limited, and their ears start to become more receptive to sounds. This newfound sensory perception enables the puppy to start recognizing familiar voices and the presence of their littermates.

At this stage, the puppy's motor skills are also developing rapidly. They start attempting to stand on wobbly legs and take their first unsteady steps. These early attempts at mobility are crucial for building muscle strength and coordination, preparing them for more complex movements in the future.

Cognitively, the puppy's brain is rapidly developing, and they start to exhibit more curiosity and exploration. They become increasingly interested in their surroundings and show a growing awareness of their littermates and mother. This period is vital for the puppy's social development, as they learn important communication and socialization skills through play and interaction with their siblings.

Additionally, the puppy's teeth begin to emerge, and they may start mouthing and exploring objects with their mouth. It is essential to provide appropriate chew toys and objects to redirect their natural inclination to chew, ensuring they do not harm themselves or damage valuable items.

At three weeks, the puppy's nutritional needs are still primarily met through nursing from their mother. However, they may start showing interest in solid food, and introducing a soft, puppy-specific diet can be initiated under the guidance of a veterinarian.

Overall, the third week of a Golden Retriever puppy's life marks a crucial stage in their development. Their sensory perception, motor skills, cognitive abilities, and socialization experiences all contribute to their growth and lay the foundation for their future well-being.

Two Weeks

 

At just 14 days old, Golden Retriever puppies are a heartwarming sight to behold. They are tiny, delicate bundles of soft fur, no bigger than a small loaf of bread. Their eyes, which have just recently opened, are curious yet sleepy, taking in the world around them in gentle blinks. Though they're still mostly reliant on their mother for warmth and nourishment, they're beginning to showcase the first glimpses of their unique personalities.

 

Their movements, albeit wobbly, are endearingly earnest as they attempt to navigate their immediate surroundings. You might catch them trying to take their first hesitant steps, often tumbling over their own tiny paws. Their soft whimpers and yawns, harmonized with the comforting scent of puppy breath, are enchanting.

 

Their coat, a plush layer of downy softness, is a tactile delight, and their tiny tails might just wiggle with the beginnings of joyful recognition. Each day brings with it newfound strength and curiosity, and it's simply magical to witness these little creatures grow and thrive. 

 

To hold one is to feel an immediate bond, a connection that is as ancient as time, reminding us of the simple joys of life and the wonders of nature. At this stage, every day is a milestone, every movement a celebration. These two-week-old Golden Retriever puppies embody the pure essence of life, love, and potential.

First Week:

During the first week of a golden retriever puppy's life, significant development and growth occur. Here is a breakdown of the key milestones and changes that take place:

 

During the first week of a golden retriever puppy's life, there are several heartwarming developments to look forward to:

 

- Birth: The miracle of life begins as a litter of adorable golden retriever puppies enters the world, bringing joy and excitement to all who witness it.

 

- Growing senses: While the puppies are initially born blind and deaf, their senses gradually start to awaken. By the end of the first week, their tiny eyelids begin to open, revealing the first glimpses of their beautiful surroundings.

 

- Nurturing nourishment: These precious puppies rely solely on their devoted mother for nourishment, eagerly nursing to satisfy their growing appetites. Their weight increases steadily, ensuring they are healthy and thriving.

 

- Tender movements: Although their motor skills are still developing, the puppies wiggle and crawl around with adorable clumsiness. Every little movement is a testament to their determination and budding coordination.

 

- Family bonding: The first week is a time of profound bonding between the puppies, their caring mother, and their littermates. They snuggle together, creating a warm and loving environment that fosters their emotional well-being.

 

- Sweet slumber: Sleep is an essential part of their early development, and these tiny bundles of fluff spend a significant amount of time in peaceful slumber. Their dreams are filled with the promise of a bright future.

 

- Cozy comfort: As the puppies are still unable to regulate their body temperature effectively, they rely on the warmth of their mother and the cozy nest to keep them comfortable and content.

 

Each golden retriever puppy's journey is unique, but these heartwarming milestones typically occur during their first week. As time goes on, they will continue to grow, explore their senses, and fill your life with immeasurable love and joy.

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