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How old is your dog?

Pre-Puppy
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Pre-Puppy

What’s better than puppies? That’s right: your own puppy. So, what do you need to know before you take the plunge into pet parenthood?

0-2 months
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0-2 months

Welcome to the world little one. It’s all grow-grow-grow for your puppy right now, so there’s many things to prepare.

2-3 months
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2-3 months

Your puppy is ready to come home and turn your world upside down. It’s time to put your preparation into practice – and remember to take it all in!

3-6 months
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3-6 months

You’re entering a period of immense growth, lots of learning and new adventures. Bring on the play date with the big wide world!

6-12 months
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6-12 months

Your fur-baby is nearing adulthood. Can you see their grown self coming through? Sigh…they grow up so fast, don’t they?

12-18 months
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12-18 months

Your puppy has turned one and they might not be so little anymore. Make sure to book their first annual check-up.

18 months - 3 years
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18 months - 3 years

Your dog is one an established family member now. Enjoy who they have become and the bond you now share at this special stage.

3 - 8 years
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3 - 8 years

Your dog is a full-grown adult now. They understand where their place is in your home and the wider world.

8+ years
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8+ years

Just like many senior citizens, senior dogs have some extra needs. Learn to look after your best friend and support their health as they grow older.

Puppy Dog Eyes - What My Puppy is Telling Me

3 Things my Dog Tells Me with Puppy Dog Eyes

We've all been victim to them, that look where your puppy moves their eyebrows up and inward to make their eyes seem larger and create puppy dog eyes. This look is proven to be unique to dogs as a way of communicating with humans.

But what are they trying to say? Well, as a pet parent, I find that there are three main reasons that cause the puppy dog eyes to come out.

1. Give me attention

I might just be watching Netflix on the couch, working at my desk or talking to friends, but if my dog is around, he will pull the puppy dog eyes out to ask for attention. It's his way of saying he wants to play, he wants pats or just wants to curl up next to me on the couch.

This look will inevitably cause me to get up and have a play with my pup or just let him get comfy next to me whilst I shower him with pats or scratches. It always helps build our bond.

2. Don’t do this to me

Whether it's bath time, me leaving him home alone or going to the vet, the puppy dog eyes that come with actions or events my pup doesn't like are the worst. These situations break my heart because he's letting me know that he doesn't like whatever is happening even though they're usually situations that will inevitably benefit him.

Despite knowing that going out, having a bath or visiting the vet isn't hurting my pup, I still feel immense guilt when he gives me the sad puppy dog eyes.

3. Please share

I am sure all puppy parents can relate to this look. When you're enjoying a delicious meal or even just having a drink, the puppy dog eyes come out asking you to share. Even when he has his dinner in his bowl untouched, or I give him a treat, he will come seeking what I have and throw me that undeniable look.

This situation is usually the most successful puppy dog eyes.

I’m a sucker for the begging for food puppy dog eyes, even though I know I shouldn’t.

These are just a few of the typical situations that I have seen my dog pull out the puppy dog eyes. I am sure there are plenty more that you see with your own pooches!

 

Written by Jodie Humphries, Dog Lover

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