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3-Month-Old Puppy: What to Expect

What are typical behaviors and issues associated with a 3-month-old puppy? Let’s take a look:

dogedit  |  Nov 18th 2010

In your puppy’s third month you’ll see a resurgence in the confidence he had as a wee pup, wiggling about and exploring everything in sight. Your pup’s brain is now at the stage where is he ready to learn his name and the most basic of commands. He’s also more interested in earning your attention and affection.

Much to the joy of dog owners everywhere, most puppies develop better control over their bladders at the three-month mark, alongside the ability to sleep through the night. But be forewarned that the start of your pet’s teething period is just around the corner.

Here’s what you should be thinking about with a 3-month-old puppy:

A Golden Retriever puppy in a bowtie.

A Golden Retriever puppy in a bowtie. Photography by ADogsLifePhotography/Thinkstock.

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