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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.

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Dogs are unique furry companions and sure-fire way to fill your life with belly laughs and lots of love. But there’s a lot more involved in responsible pet ownership than just booping that sweet little snout . The good news is, you’ve come to the right place to prepare.

Before you commit, take the time to do your research – your future fur-pal will thank you. Examine your current lifestyle and living situation. Can you afford to care for a pup over the course of its lifetime? What type of dog would suit your lifestyle? Will you have to make any concessions? How do you prepare? And where will you get your new four-legged friend from?

Browse our content library below to learn the answers to all of the above and more expert advice on finding your pawfect new mate.

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