6 Behaviors That Your Puppy Will Display During Their Puppy-Phase

Puppies are cute, trust me, I’ve had some. Dog parents from all over the world can guarantee though that puppyhood can cause headaches, at times!

Puppies are wonderful, they’re cute and cuddly, but they can also destroy things around the house, especially when they’re trying to adapt or are teething! It’s not their fault, though. They’re learning new things every day and it takes time for them to settle, be the good boy or good girl they’re supposed to be. With that out of the way, here are some behaviors your puppy will display during the dreaded puppyhood phase.

1. Curiosity!

Let’s face it – everything that has a heart and a soul is curious, so it’s natural that puppies are curious little creatures, and especially when they’re 5-7 weeks old, their curiosity hits the roof! They will get into anything and everything that makes them curious. Puppies don’t like to sit idle, they want to explore, see everything almost as soon as possible!

2. Potty Training

No puppy, or baby, for that matter, was born potty trained. They are fully capable of peeing and pooping anywhere and everywhere. A puppy needs to be between 7 and 9 weeks old for them to be able to understand potty training. You have to remember and understand that although potty training is frustrating, please just hang in there. Just like you, your puppy is confused too, but remember consistency and patience. Positive training is what will get your pup potty trained like a boss!

3. Socializing

When your puppy is between 8 and 16 weeks old try to desensitize them to unfamiliar sounds and touch so that they know what to expect when they’re exposed to new and/or somewhat uncomfortable situations.

How many of you have gone through this? How did you manage puppyhood? Let us know in the comments! Watch out for Part 2!

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