Introduction

By the time your doggo turns three, the two of you have weathered some storms and have become the best of furiends. You know each other’s habits, have developed a routine, and can finish each other’s sentences. Well, maybe not, but you get the idea! The kinks of puppyhood have been ironed out and your pup is now beginning the prime of their life. They are full of energy, know their boundaries, and their pawsome personality shines through. You are reaping the puptacular reward for all the training, exercising, and socializing that’s happened over the past couple years. Here is some information to help keep your pup healthy and happy!

Growth and Development

Just like people, dogs have their own individual personality. Pups can be curious, reserved, outgoing, goofy, or even serious. Since your furry pal is both physically and mentally mature by three years old, you should be well acquainted with their character and temperament by now. Chances are they’ve made you laugh a time or two, and you can guess how they are going to react in most situations. Your furry friend’s brain is fully developed. Introducing puzzle games is a great way to keep their mind stimulated. At this point in their life, your doggo is at the forefront of their prime. As you’ve noticed, your pooch has plenty of energy and still loves to play. Also, their coordination has improved and they are no longer a clumsy puppy. Muscle and tendon strength has increased and your pal can handle long walks, more intense hiking, or jogging and running.

Health

Since your pup has been dining on adult dog food for more than a year now, make sure they are not overweight. It’s a hard lesson to learn in life, but extra pounds can pack on quickly, even on dogs. Ask your vet how much your doggo should weigh. If your pup is a little pudgy, there a few things you can do to help. First, make sure you aren’t over feeding them. Check your dog food package for serving portions. Also, use healthy treats for training and rewards as some biscuits have unhealthy additives. Dogs are master beggars, but refrain from giving them unhealthy people food. Finally, exercise, exercise, exercise! Daily walks, runs, hikes, or trips to the dog park will melt away those canine love handles.

Training

Your pup will inevitably “forget” some of their training. When your dog reverts to their old puppy antics, refrain from getting upset. Your pal can sense your energy and frustration and it won’t help them behave any better. Instead, ignore the inappropriate behavior. For example, if their loving canine greetings get out of hand when you come home, don’t give them attention until all four of their paws are on the ground.
Food
Food

2 Times a Day

Ideally, your dog should get a morning and evening meal.
Training
Training

New Trick

Now is a great time to teach your pal a new trick or two.
Sleep
Sleep

Still A Lot

Dogs normally sleep 14-18 hours a day.
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