Your puppy’s milestones 1 – The Early Days

The first weeks
  • Beginning of the third week, a puppy's senses begin to awaken. His eyes and auditory canals open so he can communicate with his brothers and sisters for the first time.
  • At around the 21st day he'll make his first attempts at walking and barking. 
  • By the fourth week, the senses are fully developed. He will carefully observe his environment, and examine and sniff everything. 
  • At this stage, his ability to learn is great, so spend a lot of time with your puppy to help him grow up to be a sociable. 
  • He can begin to eat solid food from the fourth week on. We recommend PEDIGREE.
  • Between 8 and 12 weeks, he can move to a "human pack". The best time for the separation from mother and brothers and sisters is at 10 weeks of age.
 
The first months
  • If you adopt a puppy at about the 10th week, take him to the vet immediately to check health status and advice vaccinations and worming.
  • Shower a lot of loving attention to help cope with the new environment. Praise him often, however, set his boundaries with a stern "no" and begin house training.
  • Until the 16th week, your dog will need a "leader of the pack" – which is you. It is your decision what and when your dog is fed and what he is not to eat.
  • Ensure that special requirements for nutrients are met in this phase of quick growth. Give him a variety of experiences such as riding in a car, riding in a bus, an elevator, and so on.
 

Care options for your puppy

Dogs are very social and love spending time with you, whether they're playing a game with you or just curling up next to you on the couch....


Know More     ⟩

How to exercise your dog

Ten days after your puppy is vaccinated, you can start taking him outside for exercise. In their first few months, puppies will get all the ex...


Know More     ⟩