How To Keep Your Puppy Healthy, Happy And Safe In Your New Home
Most pups join their new homes at 8-12 weeks old. This developmental period is called the "embryonic stage". The dog is picking up on its bad behavior from its experiences and environment. It's important to look at a dog's physical and behavioral milestones as well as health and nutrition. Puppies are physically vulnerable and can be a bit clumsy. House training should begin as soon as you bring your new dog home. Puppy dogs at this age may seem to go from zero to 60 out of nowhere, then fall asleep within minutes of being in overdrive. The time from 3 weeks to 12 weeks is a critical socialization period. This time is often called a "fear stage" as dogs can seem to be afraid of everything. Practice handling your dog so it can get used to being held and touched in unfamiliar ways. Dogs begin weaning off their mother's milk around 3 to 6 months old. The dog should have all its shots by 18 weeks old . Do not allow your dog to walk in public areas or interact with unfamiliar animals until it is older. Most pups should eat three times a day, spaced out somewhat evenly. This regularity in mealtime helps prevent blood sugar drops, especially in very small breeds. Check your dog's weight every few days to see if the feeding amount needs to be adjusted. If you want to feed your dog homemade baby food, you can, but you will need to do so very cautiously. A poorly-constructed diet can be dangerous. Homemade Dog Food: Make sure it is a balanced, healthy recipe, using the right ingredients, and an adequate number of calories . Puppy won't sleep through the night until they're about four months old . A 12 week old dog can hold their bladder for about four hours. You need to walk them at least four times a night. Dogs can walk for about 15 minutes. . . .