Ok, feel free to laugh at me, this may be my sleep deprived self over thinking things. Daisy is now around 4 weeks old and doing great. As of last night she weighed a whopping 1lb3oz
After several tries of wet food mixed with formula, she dived in with gusto. She still gets bottles as well.
Anyway, onto my strange and possibly silly, potty question. Along with fostering Daisy, I have 7 bottle baby puppy fosters right now. First set is just two, around 3-4 weeks and the second set is a litter of 5, about 2-3 weeks. I allow Daisy to play (highly supervised) with the older two pups and she is usually close by when I am feeding the litter of 5. After each puppy is done eating, I set them in a laundry basket lined with paper towels. This way if they haven't finished eliminating, they usually finish there and not in their beds where they roll it in and just make a huge smelly mess. It *seems* like little Daisy is learning from this and not our litter box lessons. Like I said, maybe I am putting far too much thought into this
Daisy will potty either in the basket or next to it (depends on how full of puppies it is at the moment) She has no interest in her litter at all. Granted, she is still itty bitty, I don't expect her to be anywhere close to litter trained. I don't want to inadvertently teach her bad habits either. I show her the litter pan (very, very low sides, non clumping) I scratch in it and use her paws to scratch it as well as put her poo in, set her in it after she has ate etc.
Daisy came into the shelter as a singleton, so I give her as much attention as possible. She has even started sleeping with me. (way to not get too attached
)My house is full of dogs at the moment and not a kitty in sight to show her the ropes. Should I stop letting her out with me while I am pottying puppies? Could she really be watching so closely that she is picking this up from them?