Introduction

By the time your pup is seven to eight months old, the two of you have been through a lot. Potty training, teething, and maybe even spaying or neutering have all occurred. You’ve watched them grow from a tiny bundle of fur to the healthy juvenile they are today. But lately, they have begun to assert independence and enjoy pushing your buttons. Well, over the next couple of months, you can expect more of the same. Your beloved pup is still smack dab in the middle of adolescence, so they are bursting with energy and often forget their manners. If they push you to your wits end, just look at those big brown eyes and remember how much you love them. Here is what you can expect during the next couple months. 

7 Month Old Puppy

Ah, adolescence. It can be a trying time for any parent. And pet parents are no exception. Your puppy may have adopted some naughty behavior. Digging, chewing, shredding, and jumping are just a few pupular problems. If you haven’t already, this is a great time to enroll in an obedience class. Attending a quality training program will help reinforce the fact that you are the boss. Plus, your pooch will get more socialization time. And never underestimate the impawtance of daily exercise. It’s true what they say, a tired dog is a good dog!
Toys
Toys

Mental Stimulation

A variety of toys keeps your pup’s mind engaged.
Training
Training

Pawsitive Reinforcement

When correcting your pup, remember to keep your cool.
Food
Food

3 Times a Day

Your active pup needs three meals a day.

8 Month Old Puppy

When you go to the dog park, human park, obedience class, or the vet, your pal is exposed to people and other pets. They may get too big for their britches and display aggressive behavior like growling or lunging. Since their minds are young and very trainable, it’s the prime time to teach them social etiquette. Consistent correction helps them learn appropriate behavior. Also continue working on leash manners, bite inhibition, and recall. Clickers are pawsome helps when it comes to training. All of this effort will pay off. Both you and your puppy will be doggone happy!
Food
Food

3 Times a Day

Your pup is still growing, so continue to feed them three times a day.
Training
Training

Obedience Class

Enroll in an obedience class to reinforce your training at home.
Growth
Growth

Pearly Whites

Now is the time to establish a dental care routine for your pup.
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