How to Raise a Puppy from the Age of 8 to 12 Weeks


A puppy's development is shaped by its interactions with its surroundings. Think about the needs of the puppy in terms of its development, health, nutrition, and behaviour.

Physiological Growth

8 to 12-week-old puppies are still little, even if they're huge dog breeds. Dogs are physically fragile and clumsy. They need supervision and crates when alone.

House Training

Most puppies have bathroom issues before 12 weeks. Accident-prone and can't sleep without urinating. Be patient when house training your new puppy.

Alterations in Behaviour

3-12 weeks is a crucial socialisation period.  During this fear period, puppies may be scared of everything. Train your puppy to be held and caressed in new ways.

Appreciate your dog for being calm and curious. Never force a puppy to accept a scary circumstance. It'll learn to relax if you stay calm and positive. Be calm and composed.

Regarding Healthcare

6-8 week old puppies require their first immunizations, deworming, and checkup. Dogs may be vaccinated and dewormed by the breeder or adoption organisation.

Combating Illnesses

18-week-old puppies should be fully immunised. Avoid sickness before then. Don't allow your puppy roam dog parks or meet strangers.

Diet and Nutrition

Puppies start weaning at 3 to 6 weeks and are fully weaned at 6 to 8 weeks. Your new puppy should already be consuming puppy food when you acquire it.

Feed as directed. Puppy nutrition is important. Grown-up dog food. 8-12-week-old puppies need three meals a day. Regular meals avoid small-breed blood sugar drops.

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