There are few things more exciting as a dog parent than that first year with your puppy, when everything is new and your puppy is learning more and more and learning at an almost unstoppable pace.
From the day you bring your puppy home to the day he officially crosses into adult dog territory, every step you hit is a reminder of the joys of life with dogs and the exciting transitions that make all those late-night potty breaks (and early-morning potty mishaps) worthwhile.
Exactly how old your puppy reaches each of his milestones in the first year depends on a couple of key factors, but by the time he turns about two or three, he should have them all under his belt. So what are these milestones? Here are nine puppy milestones you’ll be looking forward to.