Introduction

At this age, your pup has left the infant state and is more like a little toddler. And much like two legged babies at this stage, your pupper is prone to mischief. During the next little while, if you aren’t busy chasing them, you will be watching them closely. But don’t worry, there will also be plenty of cuddling, smiling, and laughing! The next few weeks are also critical when it comes to training. Your pup’s mind is developing quickly, so be prepared to introduce them to basic commands and the house rules. If you take the time to teach your furry friend some necessary manners, you will both be much happier. Read on to find out what your 9 to 10 week old puppy needs to know.

9 Week Old Puppy

Just like human children, puppies thrive on routine. Establish a regular schedule for feeding, going potty, and play time. Keep their food and water in the same spot so they know right where to go when they are hungry or thirsty. Also, designate a place for their crate and toys. Continue to work on potty training. Pups have little bladders and can usually only go about three hours between trips outside. Unfurtunately, they may not be able to make it through the night yet. If you hear a whine in the middle of the night, they probably need to be let out.
Food
Food

Puppy Food

Puppy food has the necessary vitamins and nutrients that pups need for development.
Sleep
Sleep

Lots of Naps

Your pup tuckers out easily and still needs plenty of sleep.
Training
Training

Sit!

Fido is old enough to learn basic commands like ‘Sit’ and ‘Come.’

10 Week Old Puppy

Continue with potty training. Be patient, this can take a few weeks. This is a great time to socialize your pup and introduce them to new situations. Socialization helps them grow up to be friendly towards people and other dogs. Since they are not fully vaccinated, your fur baby is still not ready to go to the dog park or play with other animals. But, they can go for car rides, meet the neighbors, check out the elevator, and romp around in the yard. Also, help them develop their confidence by leaving them alone for short periods of time. Setting the stage now helps create a well balanced adult dog.
Toys
Toys

Soft Toys

Your pup is not teething yet, so soft toys are pawsome!
Sleep
Sleep

Routine

Try to establish a routine for waking up and going to bed.
Training
Training

Leash and Collar

Introduce your pup to wearing a leash and collar.
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