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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 05:23 AM Thread Starter
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Developmental Stages... which is right?

Okay so I am looking once again at a pamplet one of my teachers wrote, and it says..................................

Neonatal Period last from birth to 15 to 20 days..

well I was looking at this one site Developmental Stages and here says it last from birth to 12 days.

When it comes to the Transitional Period my teacher states it is from 14 to 21 days for tiny/medium breeds, and 18 to 32 days for large breeds.

Then on this site it says 13-20 days.

It is pretty confusing to me. What do I need to believe? Any good book that explains this stuff?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 06:58 AM
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Each puppy is different and they both could be right.
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So there is no actual guide line for all dogs? Do you think developmental stages are diffrent for each, single breed rather than size?
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That website is the training group I took my pup to his first year. They're super awesome and very knowledgable. Been training dogs for over 20, if that helps. I think both descriptions are generally in agreement.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys for the help! I am going to keep in mind both when I got to do the exam in December! I have my fingers crossed!
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