It seems mama wants to be more a part of her kids’ play. Her puppies are starting to play with toys and with each other. Perhaps Mom is feeling a bit left out, or she simply wants some bonding with her kids through play. The puppy with the black dot on his head has mixed feelings when Mom attempts to play with him. She interrupts her pup’s play with a ball, and her baby misinterpreted her action as taking his toy away, so he got a bit aggressive with Mom. It looks like Mom merely wants her pup to get closer to her. The pup backs off a bit, then walks away. Maybe Mom is new to her job. 🙂 Maybe she’ll get the hang of this with her second litter.
French Bulldogs–the first 7 weeks
Kay McCarty writes in Blugrass Frenchies about the developmental stages of a French Bulldogs so we can understand why they would or would not mind us at certain stages. These are general guidelines. Each puppy is an individual and follows her own time in her development.
The first transitional phase is weeks 2 to 3. French Bulldog puppies open their eyes during this time, and become responsive to movement and sound and light. They start crawling near Mom. They’ll recognize her and siblings, and whatever is placed next to them.
If you are getting your French Bulldog puppy from a breeder and have already chosen your pup, this would be a good time to send something from your home with your scent so the puppy starts feeling familiar with your scent.
Weeks 4 to 7 is an important time in a puppy’s socialization process. She learns to interact with her siblings, how to play and how hard they can bite before they get a reaction. Mom also teaches them good manners at this time and starts to wean them. Even if humans handle the puppies at this time, do not separate them from Mom or siblings for more than 10 minutes a day. This keeps them feeling secure. You can read the entire article here.
Article source: Kay McCarty in Blugrass Frenchies