Puppy Development Stages

Puppy Development Stages – Socialization Stage

Posted by on July 24, 2011 at 11:01 am
Puppy Development Stages, Socialization

The socialization stage is the last most significant stage of development of your puppy. It starts at approximately 4 weeks of age and ends at approximately 12 weeks of age. By now all senses and communication skills are well developed, all movements such as running and climbing are well coordinated, and by 6 weeks of […]

Puppy Development Stages – The Transitional Stage

Posted by on July 16, 2011 at 10:33 am

As mentioned in the previous article on puppy development stages, puppies go through different stages of development. The second stage of development is called the transitional stage. It begins at 2 weeks of age and ends at about 4 weeks of age. Significant changes occur during this stage: the eyes and ears open; the teeth […]

Puppy Development Stages – The Neonatal Stage

Posted by on July 8, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Have you ever wondered what changes your puppy goes through from the time he is born until he turns 12 weeks old? Puppies go through three main stages of development: neonatal, transitional, socialization. Since development doesn’t follow a strict pattern, these three stages may overlap. This article focuses on the neonatal stage. Neonatal stage – […]