Puppy Development – Month 8

Keeping on top of your training can be fun for you and your puppy. Training through play is a good idea and gets their senses working as well. 

See our training section for more great ideas on how you can do this.

Feeding & Nutrition

Continue to feed as normal and keep monitoring his weight levels during this teenage stage as his appetite can fluctuate.

You may find your puppy begging for food when you are eating, try and train your dog not to do this as feeding titbits can be a habit they fall into easily. Tit bits are not recommended to feed to your dog as they can be unhealthy and not a complete food for your dog.

Training, Exercise & Play

Training doesn’t have to be a chore and can be fun for you and your puppy. Try and incorporate training into fun games. Hide and seek is a great game and gets his senses working searching for his favourite toy.  For more dog games please click here.

Puppy Care

Is your puppy ill? It’s not always easy to tell if your puppy isn’t feeling well, you may just think he’s not being himself, a little off character maybe. Before rushing to the vets there are a few things you can do to check what may be causing this. i.e. complete a health check, check his eyes, mouth and nose to see if there is anything abnormal.

Checklist
  • Weekly health check
  • Training through play
  • Make your puppy familiar with car journeys