A mother dog teaches the puppies in the litter manners, respect, social skills, and proper etiquette, along with many other valuable lessons. A puppy should never be taken away from its mother before the age of


At what age do puppies first begin to explore their surroundings?

In the first 20 days of a puppy’s life it’s mental capacity is

Dogs can only become pregnant when they are in heat.

A tan pregnant dog with a big belly standing up

Puppies are born with their eyes open

A drawing of a small brown puppy with a tan patch around one eye and at the tip of her tail curled up in a purple dog bed

Light colored puppies can sometimes be born...

A yellow Labrador Retriever puppy sitting down

At what age does the average puppy develop a sense of smell?

Close up of a gray dog with a large black nose and blue eyes

Most mother dogs stop taking care of their puppies by the age of


At what age do puppies begin to respond to voices, sounds and recognize different people?

How many hours a day do puppies usually sleep during a growth spurt?

A little gray puppy sleeping inside of a pink sleeping bag