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Puppy's First Year: The Challenges, Expectations, and Milestones

A Goldendoodle is a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle

Your little guy can be referred to as a puppy during the first two years of their life. However, after six months, physical changes begin to slow down, but energy levels stay up.

The Challenges You're Likely To Face as a New Puppy Owner

There's a long list of tasks that owners need to execute from the moment the puppy enters their lives. Some challenges all owners are likely to face during the first year include basic leash and potty training, learning socialization, and finding the right amount of time for exercising.

During the first months, you can expect to see lengthy vet bills, booster shots, and vaccinations. In addition, there's the much-needed patience to teach the dog etiquette of house and crate training. In case your puppy is a fan of chewing or indulging in general destruction around the house, you have one more thing to worry about.

What Can You Expect During the First Year

The first of the three days immediately after adopting your puppy, you can expect them to be amped up with energy and excitement as they discover new scents, sights, and spaces around the house. The three weeks that follow are going to be rather revealing — the puppies' personality traits will shine through eventually once they've gotten comfortable and understood your routine. After three months,the dog will transition into the new life and accept that your home is their home.

Milestones to Achieve during the Puppy's First Year

After adopting a Bernedoodle, Goldendoodle, or English Cream Golden Retriever at eight weeks from Powder Mountain Puppies, you must focus on training the puppy and getting them to practice socialization by encouraging interaction with unfamiliar faces. Between 3 to 16 weeks,you'll also need to keep tabs on vaccinations.

After that, between 4 to 6 months, puppies begin to use rankings in their group structure to find where they fit best. Fear may increase during this phase, but there's nothing to be alarmed about since it's a normal part of puppy development.

For the rest of ages 6 to 12 months, you'll want to continue practicing socialization and training to help your dog feel comfortable in new places as well.

Bernedoodle puppies

Powder Mountain Puppies is a puppy breeding facility in California founded by a Utah-based dog lover, McCall. This breeding center is known for only breeding DNA-tested dogs to produce F1 mini Bernedoodles, mini Goldendoodles, and English Cream Golden Retrievers puppies. The doodle puppies for sale come with a one-year genetic health guarantee, vet check, and vaccinations. They've also been dewormed at ages 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks and have also gotten a head start on potty training and early neurological stimulation exercises.

We only breed hypoallergenic dogs that have undergone several genetic health tests, color tests, and coat trait tests to ensure your puppy remains healthy. Adopt F1b mini Bernedoodle puppies, Goldendoodle puppies, or golden retrievers in CA today.

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