Summary:

Remember – All dogs are different!

Some will not exhibit the behaviors discussed here and others will pass through them at varying rates with smaller dogs maturing faster than large dogs. In addition, other problems may arise during puppyhood, adolescence, and early adulthood which are not the result of the developmental period itself, but are caused by something in the environment or the dog’s basic personality. Understanding, training, and perhaps professional help with training are the keys to success. Your foster puppy/dog needs you to play a role in his development so you can help him to become a loving, well–adjusted dog and companion who greatly deserves to be adopted into a new home.