Introduction

Can you believe it? It’s been almost an entire year since your puppy entered this world. Since you welcomed your furry bundle into your pack, life has simply not been the same. Your house is covered in fur, you take daily walks, and you’ve bought more dog toys than you care to admit. But, your heart is overflowing with love and your pup has you wrapped around their paw. Most of puppyhood’s labor intensive months are behind you and their adult years are just around the corner. To keep your puppy headed in the right direction, it’s impawtant that you maintain the furrific routine and training schedule you’ve developed. Read on for more pawsome information about the last months of your pup’s official adolescent years. 

11 Month Old Puppy

By now your furry friend is close to their full grown size. Larger breeds will grow a bit more over the next few months. Don’t confuse physical growth with mental development, as your puppy can still be pretty silly at times. They are also very alert and teachable. Continue working on leash manners, basic commands, and other tricks. Since they are larger, they may have some new found confidence, so it’s super impawtant to remind them you are the boss. If your pup forgets this, a good way to remind them is by having them sit before they eat and walk behind you when entering a room.
Toys
Toys

Variety of Toys

Keep things interesting by providing your puppy with a variety of toys.
Training
Training

Crate Training

Continue crate training so your puppy feels comfortable in their den.
Food
Food

2 Times a Day

Reduce feedings from three times a day to two.

12 Month Old Puppy

Happy Birthday to your pup! Before you do anything else, give them a pawsome new toy and a giant hug. Maybe even try making them a homemade doggy cake. After the celebration, it’s time to schedule a trip to the vet. Provided they don’t get sick or injured (knock on wood), your pup needs to go to the vet just once a year for a check up and any necessary vaccinations. Make sure you are calm and pawsitive during your visit. After all, your pup will pick up on your energy. Your pup is now ready to move on to adulthood!
Food
Food

Adult Dog Food

Your pup is finally ready to transition to adult dog food.
Training
Training

Obedience Class

If you haven't yet, it's never too late to enroll in an obedience class.
Sleep
Sleep

14-18 Hours a Day

Sleeping is a large part of a dog’s life.
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