Puppies are adorable and always seem to be full of energy. Do puppy owners often wonder what age do puppies calm down? Puppies will never stop being active, but as they grow older you can expect them to have more downtime. The answer is different for every dog, so we will explore the five things you need to know about when does a puppy calms down?
Puppies are most energetic from 2-3 months old
Puppies are at their most energetic age when they are between two to three months old. They need enough sleep but you must keep them on a schedule so that they know when it’s time for playtime, eating, and sleeping.
Make sure your puppy gets the right amount of exercise every day by following a strict routine or else he will get into mischief. You can take him out in the backyard with some toys around this age to start getting him used to playing outside – just make sure there’s no way he could escape.
Puppies are very cute, but they can be very much like little kids. They want to play all the time and will get excited when you come home. This is why they need to learn how to calm down at an early age so that you don’t have a hyper puppy who won’t stop barking in your living room until bedtime rolls around!
Here are some tips on teaching your new pup how to calm down:
- Give them lots of toys/bones
- Keep their brain sharp by giving them learning tasks such as “sit” or “down”. You can also teach them tricks like spin, shake, crawl, etc…just make sure the task keeps their mind busy during quiet times.
- Place them in their crate when they are calm for short periods. Puppies can be destructive, but placing them in their safe place when they are calm will help to reinforce that this is good behavior.
- Make sure you exercise your pup daily so that he/she has the energy to burn off during quiet times
- Practice what “quiet” means at all times with your new furry friend! You want him or her to know exactly how far they can go before being told it’s enough and what it looks like. This way there’s no confusion down the road about when playtime is over and nap time begins!
Puppies can calm down by the time they’re 9 months old
Puppies are like small children sometimes, and it can be difficult to get them to stop their behavior that is often cute when they’re smaller than six months old.
Puppies calm down by the time they’re seven months old because, at this point, it will take more effort for puppies to act out in these ways. This means you need less attention from your puppy. Additionally, if there’s something constructive your dog could do instead of acting up (like chewing on a toy or playing with other dogs) then he’ll likely choose those options over the naughty ones since he doesn’t receive enough attention anymore. Your pup may still bark at first but should eventually settle down after around three weeks once barking has gone unnoticed long enough.
Remember to provide your pup with plenty of exercise and activity. Train him using positive reinforcement techniques. This way, he’ll be tired out from all the fun activities you do together so that they won’t have as much energy for other things like barking or chewing on everything in sight.
Playtime is important for puppies to release energy and expend their pent up energy
When puppies are young, their brains and bodies grow rapidly which is why they need to play as much as possible. The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior says that playing with your puppy can reduce behavior problems as he gets older because it provides important emotional development for them.
Puppies should not be left alone all day in a kennel or outside without human interaction/attention; this would lead to behavioral issues later on such as aggression. It has been proven that dogs who have regular exercise tend to live longer lives than those who do not get enough activity (Source: Dogtime). If you plan on having an active lifestyle with your dog but don’t know how to properly train him so he can keep up with you, contact a professional dog trainer in your area.
Some good games to play are fetch and tug-of-war because they provide great exercise for both the owner and their pup. Be sure not to go overboard on playing these types of games so that he does not get burned out or exhausted too quickly; puppies need to rest often throughout the day as well! When dogs have excess energy, this can lead them to chew more than usual which could be destructive around your home if there are no outlets for them (Source: Vetstreet). If you find that Fido has been chewing up things like shoes or pillows when left alone at home, consider purchasing an interactive toy before leaving him unattended next time.
You’ll know when your puppy has calmed down because they’ll be less hyperactive and less playful than before
Puppies are very energetic, but puppies that have calmed down will show it. You’ll be able to tell if your puppy has calmed down by their behavior and how they act towards you once you come home from a long day of work or school.
- If the dog jumps on top of you without hesitation then he/she hasn’t quite “calmed” down yet; however, if the dog sits calmly next to you wagging its tail slowly then this is one sign that she/he might’ve calmed down since dogs tend to greet people in different ways when they’re feeling relaxed instead of anxious.
- Once your pup calms down even more after time passes by (which might take a few months), then they’ll be calm and relaxed when you come home from work or school.
- Puppies that have calmed down will also show their emotions more through physical movement such as wagging their tail instead of not moving at all; this is another sign the dog has indeed calmed themselves down after lots of exercises and playtime with other dogs, toys, or people like you!