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8-9 months:
Practicing patience with your pup

As your pup continues to grow, they may unleash a rebellious streak. Big and little dogs thrive on consistency — so keep up their regular routines, training, and use plenty of praise and love as positive reinforcement.

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Key health milestones for puppies aged 8-9 months:

Your puppy needs different kinds of care for different ages. Have you completed these health milestones?

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Continue vaccination schedule

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Comprehensive exams
 
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Talk about tooth care
 

All about puppy wellness

Check out these resources as you learn more about raising your pup at this age.

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Does your dog miss you too much?

How to identify separation anxiety in your dog, what causes it, and what you can do to ease their stress and improve their quality of life.

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Getting your dog to listen

If you’re having trouble getting your doggo to follow commands, here’s what you can do to remind your pup about good behavior.

See more about obedience training
Puppy wellness is a great big ball of love, insight, and veterinary care
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Take smart vet care

Our veterinary teams draw on a nationwide network of knowledge to create a petcare plan designed around your pup’s unique health needs.

Why vet care matters

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Add insights into puppy behavior

The right info about pet behavior and training can help you build, maintain, and grow the special bond between you and the dog you love.

Know your pup

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And bring the love

Health, understanding, and happiness are the best foundations for a pet life well lived — for every fun, furry, snuggly-sweet moment you and your doggy BFF share.

Let’s get happy

What other pup things should I know?
 
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Curbing puppy aggression

What to do if your pup gets territorial
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Why are you acting weird?

What to know about behavior changes
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