This post is part of our weekly series on raising our Vizsla puppy, Zooka.  You can use our posts as a guide to help raise your own puppy, regardless of breed. Keep in mind that different breeds might develop at different rates, so while you can do these things with any breed, your breed might need certain things at slightly different stages or ages.  Click here to see our list of all updates.

Notes from week 18:

  • Hit FOUR months old during this week
    • generally start teething around now (see notes below)
    • take his weight at this age and double it for an estimate of how large he will be when full grown
      • this is for medium to large size dogs (not so with toy, small or giant breed dogs)
      • 28 pounds x 2 = 56 pounds = estimated full size
      • based on the weight of his parents, we assume he will be around 55-60 pounds full grown so that matches
  • Surgery recovery
    • back to normal activities this week – not sure which of us is happiest about that!
  • Continue housetrainin