Newborns don't necessarily perform those behaviours in that order, but those are their primary acts. Sleeping is probably 70%, followed by feeding 25& and peeing/pooping 5%. Their bodies also twitch when they are sleeping; this is all part of their neural development. Mom initially stimulates them to pee and defecate and also cleans up after them. Yuck, but that's considered normal in the canine world.
Puppy behaviour is starting to change in week 4.
- Visual acuity and distance improves.
- They start to interact with their littermates by playing and fighting .
- Vocalization becomes more prominent (this started in week 3).
- Their strength improves and they will try climbing out of the whelping box and up a stair.
- Their teeth will begin to erupt.
|I think I can, I think I can.|
|Go on sis; I know you can do it!|
|This is tougher than it looks!|