At birth pups are deaf blind and toothless. They spend 90% of their time asleep. They use their sense of smell and touch to get around. The puppy is born with its eyes and ears shut. You should never try to open the newborn puppies eyes. They will open naturally at 2 weeks or so. The puppies eyes are blue and will darken as they get older. The puppy at 2 weeeks will start to respond to light sound and movement around him/her. The puppies will start to crawl around the box. They will recognise you as his/her mom you will have to tiptoe about at this stage. They start to bark and whine. Puppies stand at around 2 weeks and walk at 3 weeks. At 3 weeks they begin to gain independence and start to play with littermates. At this age potty training can begin as they start to move away from their sleeping area to eliminate. During this stage the puppy will start to not need help from its mother or you to eliminate.