Newborn Borzoi puppies at home? Congratulations! Now that the puppies are born, you have responsibilities in order. You will have to study the behavior in each stage of their growth.
Here are some quick information of puppies stages development that might help you with the newborns.
Neonatal Stage – 0 to 2 Weeks
For the first two weeks, the puppies will be very close to their mother for milk and comfort. The mother Borzoi will also clean it’s baby’s waste as the puppy will lack the muscle control to do so.
For the first two weeks, the Borzoi puppies will curled up to their littermates for warmth and to regulate their body temperature.
Their eyes and ears will be totally sealed until the end of the first two weeks. Thus, they cannot respond to human stimuli until they can’t see or hear.
Transitional Stage – 2 to 4 Weeks
This week is also known as the serious development stage. Their eyes and ears will start to open gradually, and the puppies will be able to sense your touch and see you.
Borzoi puppies will try to move around with the help of their front legs. Their baby teeth will start to appear and may want to taste their first solid food. Around four weeks old, the puppies will start to explore their new surrounding with their litter mates.
During this stage your furry pooches may seem hungrier than ever. It’s because of their fast growth. Remember puppies grow faster than human. So it is very important that you make sure they get the proper nutrition.
Socialization Period – 4 to 12 Weeks
From the third week, the puppy will now need less milk and more solid food. During this time, they will have personality development as well. Now your Borzoi puppy will no longer have puppy face, they will start looking more like a dog.
Borzoi puppies will start to explore the surrounding and move around the house or even yard. From this time, you have the full responsibility to clean their toiletries as the mother Borzoi will leave the job to you.
You can start potty training to the Borzoi puppies from the end of the seventh week. Remember, they are not going to thrive the training at just the blink of an eye. You will need patience and have to motivate the pups.
Along with potty training, it is very important that you socialize your Borzoi pups to other animals or people as well. This will help them to adapt the surrounding outside the house. Take your pup to short walks so that they could know the outer world.
Most importantly, start correcting your pup behavior if they may had adapt from the previous weeks. If you do not correct the negative behavior, it will likely to be permanent.
Ranking Period – 3 to 6 Months
During these periods, your Borzoi puppy will start looking more like an adult dog. It is also the time when they will be more aware of their pack, including both human and dogs.
From the fourth month, you can start training your pet some advance tricks. You can either train the Borzoi pup at home or send them to puppy training classes.
It’s high time you socialize your puppy with the environment. As always, proper socialization always determine the personality of your Borzoi puppies.
Adolescence – 6 to 18 Months
The age between six to twelve months is equivalent to the age of a human adolescent which needs proper motivation as well as positive reinforcement.
At the first year of Borzoi’s age, you need to handle their every negative and positive behavior as well. They should learn to respect the people around them as well as the surrounding.
Borzoi puppy will finally lose their baby teeth which comes with another chewing phase. Make sure you provide them enough play toys or chewing bones. Most of the Borzoi dog will start developing sexual habits, so if you want to neutered the dog, then you can start from this phase.
When Should You Vaccinate Your Puppy
Vaccinating your puppy helps in many ways. Not only it saves people around your Borzoi but also saves your dog from adapting many diseases. Follow the schedule below about vaccinating your puppy.
- 6 to 8 Weeks – Parvovirus, distemper
- 10 to 12 Weeks – DHPP (vaccines for parvovirus, parinfluenza, distemper, and adenovirus)
- 16 – 18 Weeks – DHPP, rabies
- Every 1 to 2 Years – DHPP
- Every 1 to 3 Years – Rabies (as required by law)
How Much Do Vaccination Cost?
Vaccination cost depends on the area you live. If you live in rural area then it might cost you slightly expensive than in urban area. However, it also differs veterinarian to veterinarian.
The average cost of puppy vaccination is $75 – $100.
What Diseases Can Puppy Vaccination Prevent?
- Kennel cough
- Canine parvovirus
- Canine Distemper
To conclude, living with a puppy is fun, but it also comes with great responsibility. So, be ready for every challenges.
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