Importance of Mother in Puppy’s Early Life and Basic Training

Importance of Mother in Puppy’s Early Life and Basic Training

They have family too! This is the most important word that describes the importance of mother in puppy’s life. When a puppy comes into world no one can replace his mother here in early life. His feeding, basic care etc. all are kept by his mother. Many products are in market for even one day old puppy but they are not that efficient to replace the mother. The way of nature is always best. In this article we will try to understand the Importance of Mother in Puppy’s Early Life. So lets start.

You can also refer to our article Socialization Of Dogs.

When a puppy is just born he totally depends upon his mother. With increasing age his dependence on mother gets reduced. Understanding this cycle perfectly we have classified the whole process into two parts.

1. Most Important Time

2. Basic Education

1. Most Important Time

First 45 days of a puppies life are those days when his dependence on mother is extreme. We have further classified this period herr-under :-

A. First 7 Days

B. 7 to 20 Days

C. 20 to 45 Days

A. First 7 Days

This is the time when a puppy depends upon his mother most. At this time he is not able see or hear anything. His eyes and ears are his mother only. She is the only saviour from any outward threat to him. Also feeding of puppy is totally dependant on mother. Many people try to replace mother feeding at this stage (early life), but results are not good and are disasters in some cases. Nutrition and immunity that a puppy gets from his mother’s milk can never be replaced by anything else. So first 7 days of his life a puppy needs his mother most.

B. 7 to 20 Days

No doubt the dependence on mother in this perioed is also almost equal to first 7 days, but during this period we have option to introduce feeding from another sources. Now we can use market products as puppy start to learn nipple feeding during this period. But still the best option is mother. Eyes of puppy start to open and gets opened till end of this period but their safety is totally dependant on mother. So the option we get during this period is outer food.

C. 20 to 45 days

This is the training period of puppy. Dependence for food gets reduced during this period, but try to continue it upto possible time. During this period mother introduce puppy to outer world. This introduction helps in socialization of puppy. Activity of puppy got increased during this time and mother is their guide to save them from any unwanted disaster. During this time puppy also start to eat solid food and introduction of outer food with mother’s milk is must, beacause with increased size and activity needs for food also got increased.

2. Basic Education

As above I have talked about introducing a puppy to outer world and start of basic education at this early life. But the actual process of basic education through mother continue upto six months. A puppy which stays with his mother for first six month can be make better disciplined and obedient. His fear and curosity gets settled and he start to become mature from six months of age. A puppy who stays with his mother for first six months has lesser behaviour dis-order. A disciplined and mature mother embeds his education in his child too. Although education of dogs never gets ended but first 6 months of dog’s early life are very crucial.

These are the some point that helps you to understand how mother is important for dogs. Having a mother also reduces tension of owner. Mother takes care of his puppies. Suppose if you have to feed a one day old puppy, this is going to be big headache for you, but a mother solves this problem very easily. If you want to adopt a puppy than his minimum age must be 45 days. After 45 days he is not dependable upon mother for food and also you can give him basic education as he starts to learn by this time.

Many time we ignore the female during her pregnancy period that leads toward milk infection. If that problem occurs this is going to be big headache and disaster for you. So take proper care of female during her pregnancy to avoid any un-wanted disaster.

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