Phase 1 – Cont

The dogs have continued to grow. We have done a good job thus far of keeping the dogs in a stable, controlled environment.

As you can imagine, this is going to be a long-term study. If things go as planned, we will be studying these dogs for over 10 years.

Hopefully, and I really mean hopefully, our theory proves incorrect and all of these dogs live long, healthy lives.

Anyways, back to the dogs. They’re growing stronger and stronger everyday. It’s amazing how fast labradors grow. It seems like just yesterday we were picking them up from the adoption agency. Now they’re all around 50 pounds and full of energy.

You think having two hyper dogs is bad? Trying having 8.

Good thing we have plenty of funding! These dogs go through so much dog food and dog toys 🙂

We supervise the dogs for a period of 20 out of the 24 hours in a day. During the other 4 hours, each dog is left in their own large dog playpen to rest.We chose to buy them high quality large dog playpens because these dogs are going to be active during the day. We want them to have room to walk around during the night if they wanted to. Also, since the dogs are more hyper than normal, we decided that a more durable dog playpen was a great idea.

We had issues in the past where the dogs were breaking out of their dog playpens. Obviously this ate into the limited amount of funding that we had. It was quite a shame, too, since the dog playpens we got before were quite aesthetic. However, if they aren’t going to serve their purpose of keeping the dogs in an enclosure, then they aren’t much use to us.

It’s so hard to find a quality dog playpen nowadays. We really lucked out in choosing some good ones this time around. Our dogs sure do seem to love them. It’s amazing how such a little thing can have such a big impact on dog’s lives.

Typically, each dog will take a nap during the day, but it’s not a good sleep. This is because the other dogs are always looking to play and constantly nibbling on each other’s ears. As you can imagine, you’re not going to get quality sleep with all the rough-housing going on.

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