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Izzie is 18 weeks old and weighs 7 pounds. I know there is no way to know for certain but I was wondering, can anyone recall their dog's weight around this age and how much is their adult weight? I just want to make sure she is around the average weight. I started breaking her training treats in half because I don't want to add extra calories.
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They say to double the weight at 16 weeks to estimate the adult weight. Molly was about four pounds and she did end up reaching an adult weight of 8 lbs. eventually.



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Panda was 9 lbs at 18 weeks and is 12 1/2 lbs as an adult. I donít have an 18 week weight for Pixel but she was 6 lb 10 oz at 17 weeks, and is just under 10 lbs as an adult.


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Thanks, everyone. I just want to make sure I am not overdoing it with her treats. I am hoping she is within the average range and not under or over by too much.
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Thanks, everyone. I just want to make sure I am not overdoing it with her treats. I am hoping she is within the average range and not under or over by too much.
You REALLY can't go by the weight of other puppies, because each dog/puppy has his own "ideal" weight, just like people. You need to either learn to assess good body condition yourself, have a vet HELP you determine whether your dog is in good body condition or buy a baby scale so you can weigh them regularly.

I am pretty good at determining good body condition, but I ALSO know that small changes are hard to notice when you see a dog day in and day out. So I bought a baby scale, (they are not expensive) and I weigh all of mine once a month just to make sure my eyes are not deceiving me!

As far as treats are concerned, my dogs rarely get "freebie" treats, but I do a LOT of training. So I need to use a LOT of training treats. So... I make sure I use good quality lean meats as the lion's share of my training treats, cut up very small. I almost NEVER use commercial training treats of questionable nutritional quality ingredients. Then I count that as part of their caloric intake. I do not cut down their training treats if they have a heavy training day... I cut down their supper a bit.


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This is exactly what I need to know! When starting training the new 10 week old I want to use healthy and small high value treats such as lean meat you mention.

Could you be specific on type of lean meat, preparation, and how small each lean treat is? I am guessing a tiny tiny piece for marking each successful "yes"?

Also do you find this lean meat reward effective in Havs?

Your expertise and dedication to this forum is amazing. You have helped me so much and I thank you!!!!
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