Introduction

By now, you and your pup have become well acquainted with each other, and they are starting to feel comfortable in their new home. But they are still learning the ropes. At times, their curiosity will get the better of them and they will find themselves being mischievous. Crate training, potty training, and basic training should all be well under way. You may notice that your fur baby’s energy level has shot up and they need lots of daily play time and exercise. Dogs this age are usually active in the mornings and evenings. Don’t be alarmed if they zoom really fast around in circles, they are just trying to get rid of some of that puppy energy!  Read on for more furrific information about 11 and 12 week old puppies. 

11 Week Old Puppy

As you play with your pup, you’ll probably feel their sharp teeth nip at your hand. Razor sharp puppy teeth can be painful! Your little fur ball is accustomed to using their teeth on their littermates and needs to learn that it is not okay to nip or bite people. Rather than angry scolding, use pawsitive reinforcement to teach them that their teeth should never be used on humans. Distract them, give them a toy, or pull your hand away and say “Ouch!” Since pups this age have fully developed senses and can sense fear, it’s impawtant to keep training pawsitive.
Food
Food

3 Meals A Day

Give your little one three meals of puppy food each day.
Sleep
Sleep

Love Those Naps!

Your pup is still growing and will need around 18 hours of sleep a day.
Training
Training

Potty Training

Keep up the pawsome work on potty training!

12 Week Old Puppy

It’s that time again! Load up your pup and head over to the vet for the next round of vaccinations. At 12 weeks, your pup should get the DHPP vaccine. This pawsome shot includes distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, and parvovirus. Your pupper can also get their rabies vaccine any time past 12 weeks. You may as well save yourself a trip to the clinic and get them both at the same time. Your little dog will still have their fluffy puppy coat and won’t need much grooming, but it’s a good idea to softly comb them to get them used to the grooming process. Rambunctious and exploring, this is a pawrific time to be with your pup!
Toys
Toys

Toys, Toys, Toys

Have plenty of toys on hand to keep your fur ball occupied.
Sleep
Sleep

Lots of Sleep

After playing hard, your pooch will appreciate a long nap.
Training
Training

Potty Training

They should be catching on by now and having fewer accidents.
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