Starborn Mia at Bella Dulce & Bella Dulce de Nobleza
had four beautiful puppies on July 6th, 2020.
Mia one week before her due date.
Mia's first puppy is born.
Then there were two.....
Mia's third puppy is born.
The fourth and final puppy.
The litter of four.
Mia with her puppies.
The puppies the day following their birth.
Mia & Noble had four puppies on July 6th, 2020.
Mia is absolutely wonderful with the puppies. She is calm and relaxed with the puppies for a 'first time' mom. She seemed to understand that she had to stay with the puppies and care for them all the time instead of being with the family in the main areas of the house. She does seem to miss Gracie. We spend a lot of time with her in the whelping room to keep her company during this time where the puppies have to remain in a heated whelping room.
Mia & Noble's puppies are one week old. Mia watches over the puppies and observes us as we handle them, but is completely trusting of us as we assist with the care of the puppies. She is very confident for a 'first time' mom and very relaxed while we handle the puppies. She enjoys watching them when we handle them. She trusts us completely but tends to observe during the weighing process when we weigh each puppy daily and remove them from the whelping box for a few seconds. She sleeps with them, nestles them, and cleans them with much devotion. She seems to enjoy it when we help clean the puppies and arrange them to nurse.
We have chosen a 'Fourth of July' theme for the puppies.
The girls: July and Bell
The boys: Libery and Freedom
The puppies began the early neurological stimulation "Super Dog" program developed by Dr. Carmen Battaglia.
The puppies are 1 week old.
Mia is great with any puppy and one of our most avid participants playing with puppies from any of our dams. She is a fabulous mother and very attentive to the puppies. She enjoys staying with the puppies in the whelping box or sitting right outside the whelping box while watching them.
The puppies are two weeks old. Their favorite activities ... nursing and sleeping! Mia is absolutely wonderful with the puppies. She watches over them, sleeps with them, and cleans them with such devotion.
The puppies are just beginning to open their eyes and attempt to walk.
The puppies continue to participate in the "Super Dog" program, the early neurological stimulation for newborn puppies developed by Dr. Carmen Battaglia. They are exposed to a variety of music throughout the day.
Mia and Noble's puppies are four weeks old.
Mia is being a fabulous mother to the puppies. She watches over them closely, cleans them and feeds them with much attention. Mia has been super relaxed about the entire process.
The puppies have all opened their eyes, walk like puppies, wag their tails, give puppy kisses, and play with their siblings and toys.
They have all completed the 'Super Dog' program, an early neurological stimulation program. They are progressing with potty training with the 'Ugo Dog', 'Piddle Place' imitation grass mats, and 'piddle pads'. Although our pups hear many sounds with our family and adult dogs, the puppies listen to classical music, several 'puppy sounds' tracks, children's music, and a variety of other music throughout the day.
Although we place toys in the whelping box for the puppies to explore during the early morning and evening, we have also introduced several soft semi enclosed mats and crinkle tunnels that fit inside the whelping box. Mia enjoys toys and is having to learn that she has to leave the toys with the puppies in the whelping box. She chooses her favorites and insists upon removing them from the whelping box. The puppies are introduced to new toys, objects, and mild obstacles each day. They are also given individual time daily.
The puppies will begin to spend the entire day with us in the family room this week.