Keep up with the crate; if you don’t, your puppy is likely to make mistakes at this stage, and possibly create unwanted behaviors.
Mental stimulation and exercise are tremendously important to your puppy; daily walks and games to tucker out their brain are the best way to go.
Pick a new behavior each week and teach it to your pup!
DITCH THE "NO"
Your pup doesn’t understand “no”, or “uh uh” and probably never will. Try teaching an alternative behavior to whatever they’re doing, or redirect them onto something more appropriate.
"It’s important to allow your puppy to make mistakes, so they can learn to problem solve and learn what is appropriate when it comes to other dogs. Do your research to know for yourself what play looks like.
Speak to a professional about dog body language and what communication looks like specifically for your dog."
- Kassie Dickson, CPDT-KA
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Walk through the next stage of puppyhood with What to Expect at 8 Months.