The development stages of your puppy

Every puppy, regardless of breed, goes through crucial developmental stages within the first 4-6 months of their lives. Just like babies and young children need to learn how to walk, crawl, interact and learn new skills, puppies need to learn a lot from their mothers and litter-mates as well. This is one of the many reasons why it is so important not to take puppies away from their mothers before the age of 8 weeks.

It is important to know that whatever your puppy experiences in the first 4-6 months of its life, becomes normal to it. That is why it’s recommended to introduce your puppy to as many people, dogs, objects, sounds and sights in the first four months.

Enroll your puppy into our Hufflepups puppy class, so we can help you achieve a healthy development plan. Our classes are filled with stimulation for your new puppy. They need to get used to other dogs, sounds, textures, objects and most

Below is a table that lists the development phases that every puppy goes through, as well as practical tips to help you safely guide your puppy through the stages and to help them develop optimally. Our classes cover each of these important development aspects.