Black Russian Terrier puppies grow on an alarming way. Owners should be aware of the puppies growth, as they are large breed. When you bring a Black Russian Terrier puppy at your home, then it is very important to look after their growth behavior.
A puppy need proper care, training, and socialization to thrive in a family. The information below will help you to observe the behavioral changes on every stags of their growth.
The Neonatal Stage: 0 to 2 Weeks
When a Black Russian Terrier puppy is born, it will not be able to sense or hear anything. During these two weeks, the puppies are very dependent on their mother and littermates. The puppies will spend their 90% of their day sleeping in this period.
The new born Black Russian Terrier won’t be able to regulate their body temperature on their own. That is why the owner must check every now and then whether the puppy are warm or not. However, if a puppy is abandoned by the mother or littermates, then the owner should step forward to keep it safe.
Transitional Stage: 2 to 4 Weeks
During these two to four weeks, the Black Russian Terrier will be able to wag their tail and try to walk with the help of their front legs. By this period, the puppy will develop the hearing and smelling sense. Their eyes will be open and teeth will start to appear as well.
In this week, the puppy will learn what is to be a dog, from it’s mother and littermates. By the third week, the Black Russian Terrier puppy will start playing around with their littermates. The puppies will be able to use the bathroom on their own around the end of third week.
Socialization Stage: 4 to 12 Weeks
This period is a very important period for your pup. In this period you should highly focus on socializing your Black Russian Terrier puppy with other dogs and people.
Let’s say, this period is the starting point how your dog will behave in the coming days. During 5 to 7 weeks, you should start building a strong bond with your puppy. Play with them, spend time with them or even talk to them. That will help your puppy to build a ‘People’ like behavior in later days.
By week seven, you may start your puppy house training. But go slow and always motivate them. Black Russian Terrier puppies may go through ‘fear’ stage during the eighth week. But it is totally normal and nothing to panic about. All you have to do is, motivate, and encourage them. However, the golden period for puppy training is between nine to twelve weeks old.
During this period, your pup will start paying keen attention to both people and littermates. Their socially working skills will be developed and will start to investigate the surrounding.
Ranking Stage: 3 to 6 Months
From the third month of age, your Black Russian Terrier will start developing teething and chewing habits. Which means, you have to provide them enough chewing stuffs and toys, if you don’t want your house a mess. Moreover, the pup will also develop the dominance attitude towards you, so you need to train him and remind him who’s the alpha in the house.
If you train your puppy properly during this stage, then you will have a thriving pet in your house. As clearly, it’s called the ranking stage, then your pup needs to understand and use ranking in terms of submission and dominance. In other words, it’s also called the ‘elementary school age’. Just like human babies, dogs also need to get socialized and influenced by their play mates and people.
Adolescence: 6 to 18 Months
Your pup will be no longer in the puppy growing phase. Your Black Russian Terrier will now start to be a grown dog. He now understands that he has a pack which consists of both human and dogs. Your Black Russian Terrier might challenge you as a part of exploring it’s dominance attitude in the pack.
Dog’s that aren’t neutered or spayed will develop sexual behavior during this period. Their second chewing stage will start from seven to 9 months of age. Furthermore, it will be the perfect timing to send your dogs to further training classes.
When Should You Vaccinate Your Puppy?
Vaccinating your puppy is one of the most important part as a dog owner. The vaccinations will help your Black Russian Terrier to grow healthy and keeps away from infectious diseases. Not only it helps your dog to live a healthy life, it also prevents your dog in passing infections to other animals in the area.
Puppies are usually vaccinated during the eighth week, but can also be vaccinated around six weeks of age. Following vaccination chart might help you in taking the right decision. However, always consult your veterinarian about the right schedule.
- 6 to 8 Weeks – Distemper, parvovirus
- 10 – 12 Weeks – DHPP (vaccines for distemper, adenovirus (hepatitis), parainfluenza, and parvovirus)
- 16 to 18 Weeks – DHPP, rabies
- Every 1-2 Years – DHPP
- Every 1-3 Years – Rabies (as required by law)
How Much Does a Puppy Vaccination Cost?
The vaccination will cost according to what vaccines are given and when. But vaccines are usually cheaper than the treatment for the diseases they might suffer.
What Diseases Will The Vaccines Protect Against?
- Canine Parvovirus
- Canine Distemper
- Kennel Cough
To summarize, being a good owner means, to know how your puppy is growing and what is the right thing to do at each stages of their growth. Providing them the proper need at a proper time will help both you and your pup to enjoy each other’s company and live happily. Moreover, a trained and a healthy dog is always a blessing in the house.