By a puppy’s second month, his senses have fully developed and the curiosity displayed so freely in his first few weeks is now tempered with a bit of caution. Minimize potentially startling experiences during this period, and keep travel to a limit outside your pup’s first vet visit where he’ll receive his first round of vaccines. You’ll also want to avoid taking your new pet to the dog park until he’s had his first shots lest he catch something from his new four-legged friends.
During your pet’s first visit to the vet, do your best to make it a positive experience as it will set the tone for his association with the veterinarian for the rest of his days. In your puppy’s second month you’ll also begin your adventures with housetraining and introduce your dog to his own personal safe haven: his crate.