As we expose the puppies to novelty, we strive to get them used to different surfaces, sights, sounds and handling. Sometimes the puppies interact with items as we expect, and other times they find a completely different way to interact.
I’d kept these wine bottle packing inserts as a different surface for them to practice walking on to build back end strength and awareness, but the puppies seem more intent on trying to eat them. We’ll continue to supervise them to ensure they can’t chew anything off of them, but as long as it’s a safe experience it’s a good one. Hopefully they also walk on them before the day is done (if they don’t on their own, we’ll probably place them between the puppies and their lunch).