Your puppy’s year one milestones!

What a year it has been! So much growing and learning - and fun! And there are so many more fun things to do together!

Can you believe that your puppy is nearing their first birthday, and they're almost a grown-up!

They have done so much growing in this first year, learnt so many new things, and hopefully, you have had a fantastic time together as you’ve got to know each other. And this is just the beginning of your adventures! What a great time to reflect on all the new things from the year - and if you have any photos of their milestones to share - we'd love to see them on our Facebook page

How many of the things on our puppy milestone list has your little one done? 

  1. Become house-trained
  2. Chosen a favourite toy
  3. Walked on a beach
  4. Walked in the woods
  5. Stayed overnight away from home
  6. Made friends with another species – a cat, rabbit, horse…?
  7. Been to a dog groomer
  8. Been to a pub
  9. Learnt how to catch a ball
  10. Dug a hole
  11. Found hidden treats using their nose
  12. Attended a puppy party
  13. Taken part in puppy training classes
  14. Been on a train
  15. Learnt to walk on a lead
  16. Tried basic agility (without jumping – they are still too little for that!)
  17. Walked in a town
  18. Learnt a trick
  19. Been to work with you
  20. Played hide and seek with you or some treats or toys
  21. Had a swim
  22. Made a dog best friend
  23. Played in the snow
  24. Been on a picnic with you
  25. Learnt how to fetch
  26. Been to a dog show
  27. Got really muddy

One of the best things about having a dog in your life is making the most of the time you have together to make lots of memories! Now that you’re really getting to know your dog, why not make a list of all the of things you'll both enjoy to aim for over the coming year?

With an Agria Pet Insurance policy, you can access the free Pet Health Helpline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The veterinary-trained team will advise on any concerns or queries that you may have over your pet’s health – much like the NHS 111 service for people. Call free on 03333 32 19 47.