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What to expect in Puppy's first 6 months
When a puppy becomes a new family member, it's good to know what to expect in the months ahead. That way, you can best provide his nutritional, socialization, and health-care needs. Below is a sampling of what to expect and what you can do during the time period for 8 weeks until 6 months. 8-12 WeeksPhysical coordination and bladder control are improving, but attention span is still short. Three weeks through 12 weeks is his most critical socialization period, influencing greatly how he will interact as adult. Your pup still sleeps a lot during the day. By 12 weeks, he'll begin losing puppy teeth.Your Job: Protect his developing immune system by staying current on vaccinations. Ask your veterinarian about deworming, heartworm preventives, and flea and tick control. Take your puppy outside frequently to avoid accidents. Start basic training: get him used to a collar, to leash walking, and to coming to you when called. When your puppy obeys a command, give an immediate reward. Introduce your pup to variety of people, situations, and places. Enroll in a puppy class, if you can. Let him sleep when he's tired. Begin grooming? Brush is teeth and his coat, handle his mouth and paws, and trim nails. Feed a quality puppy food - 4 meals a day.
12-16 WeeksWe explores everything at this stage.Your Job: Continue basic training; offer rewards and praise for a good job. Give plenty of toys for chewing, play with him, and offer lots of exercise. Cut feeding to 3 meals per day.
4-6 MonthsThis is a period of great physical growth. Give or take a few weeks, or months. In this is the stage your puppy will be go through the ugly stage. But I promise he/she will will grow up to look like a beautiful Australian Shepherd. About age 2 your puppy will be considered full grown, filled out all the hair he/she will have.Your Job:Keep socializing your pup, but be gentle with him if he's reluctant or shy. Check his collar as he grows to make sure it's not too tight. Continue feeding 3 meals a day until 6 months of age. At your puppy exam, ask your veterinarian about spaying/neutering.
Your time and attention in these critical months pay off when he becomes a well-behaved, well-adjusted adult.________________________________________________________________________________ - Teething schedule -Deciduous Teeth (puppy teeth)Incisors 3-4 weeksCanines 3 weeksPremolars 4-12 weeksMolars NonePermanent teeth (adult teeth)Incisors 3-5 monthsCanines 4-6 monthsPremolars 4-6 monthsMolars 5-7 months