Now THIS is ridiculous! At almost 6 weeks old and close to 13 pounds, is this really necessary? I like to let my momma dogs stay with her puppies if she wishes, but come on Geddie! She doesn't repremand them, never growls, never makes them leave her alone. She has to be kept away from them after her meals or she runs over and reguritates it for them. Poor Geddie is going to have to be replaced by Aunties Merritt, London and Tailor...........someone has to whip these monsters into shape! They are lacking the manners that most momma dog's require of their brood. I have to give them a shake of the scruff every now and again for acting like jerks with each other (biting an ear and not letting go or worse......a boy part). Good thing we have a couple more weeks of training to come!