The Neonatal stage is the first stage when the puppy is born until two (0-2)weeks old. Only the sense of taste and touch has developed and the puppy is completely reliant upon his mother.
The puppy’s eyes are not open yet and he can only manage to crawl to snuggle into his canine mom for nursing.
Between two (2) weeks and four (4) weeks of age, the puppy is in the Transitional stage. The majority of pet parents will never see their soon-to-be new puppy in this early stage, but this is when the puppy can stand, walk a bit, wag their tail, and bark.
At this stage, the puppy’s senses are fully developed and he has learned to play with his littermates as well as being corrected and given positive reinforcement by his canine mom.
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