When Is a Dog Not a Puppy Anymore?

When is Puppy Not a Puppy any more

The transition from puppyhood to adulthood can be a bit confusing. Relax. It’s a natural process…

Here are some commonsense ways to know your puppy isn’t a puppy anymore:

Puppy is not as hyper

You may worry when your puppy isn’t jumping up and down and running around everywhere. But it’s just like when we stopped becoming hyper toddlers and grew into adults. Your pup is just growing up like you did.

Puppy is sleeping more

He or she may also become tired more quickly after playtime. You’ll notice a slight dip in energy levels from when your dog was a puppy.


Dogs can go gray too! Most will show signs around the muzzle, but this doesn’t usually happen until further down the road.

Weight Gain

With aging, your pup may start putting on some pounds, in which case you’ll have to pay more attention to his diet. (Click here to learn some of the Do’s and Don’ts about feeding puppies.)


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