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    Personally, I feel that one on one professional training the minute she brings it home is a bit extreme lol

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    The RSPCA and CCC would not make it their preference that pups are taken away before they are 8 weeks old if they had not researched the hell out of this bylaw. That alone speaks for itself.
    The breeder of your pup is not a responsible person and that also speaks for itself.
    If the other pups are all going at 6 weeks and no siblings were left then there is little point in this pup not going home with you as well. You will just need to be more dilligent in training and working with her/him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    Personally, I feel that one on one professional training the minute she brings it home is a bit extreme lol
    As far as I'm concerned, bringing home a pup when it is six weeks old is not the norm hence requires additional help. Group training at this stage can do more harm than good, and not having any professional guidance can mean you will be playing 'catch up' with your puppy's socialisation and confidence later.

    By training I mean- house training, socialisation, confidence building (around dogs, people, objects, sounds, sights) and how to deal appropriately with unwanted behaviours as they arise.

    There are so many benefits (tailor made approach, specific socialisation based on your puppy's personality, proactive in addressing behavioural concerns before they become habits, control of distractions, developing a strong obedience base before subjecting you and your dog to flooding of other dogs and people) to one-on-one training before heading in to group training. If you think about one-on-one training rationally you would not be so quick to dismiss it.

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    I already know how to do all of that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by doglifetraining View Post
    As far as I'm concerned, bringing home a pup when it is six weeks old is not the norm hence requires additional help. Group training at this stage can do more harm than good, and not having any professional guidance can mean you will be playing 'catch up' with your puppy's socialisation and confidence later.

    By training I mean- house training, socialisation, confidence building (around dogs, people, objects, sounds, sights) and how to deal appropriately with unwanted behaviours as they arise.

    There are so many benefits (tailor made approach, specific socialisation based on your puppy's personality, proactive in addressing behavioural concerns before they become habits, control of distractions, developing a strong obedience base before subjecting you and your dog to flooding of other dogs and people) to one-on-one training before heading in to group training. If you think about one-on-one training rationally you would not be so quick to dismiss it.
    I got from your post that you were talking about a professional trainer, and IMO that s extreme.

    Sure you need to teach them stuff but you are making out its going to be EXTRA full on. Its not going to be that bad. When I was a kid, pups always went to their new home at 6 weeks old and I never saw many damaged adults as a consequence of that. Yes, it is best for the baby to be with mum and littermates til 8 weeks. But its not going to be as bad as you are making out.

    My best behaved and easiest to train dog was brought home at 5 weeks and I didnt put any extra special effort in. But this is all going to depnd upon the individual dogs personality too.

    One on one training with the owner I absolutely agree with. Thats a given for any pup regardless of age...professional one on one...completely unnecessary IMO. Justify it however ya like, I personally thnk it is extreme.

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    I'm glad this lady's dog won't be having any more puppies but if any thing can be done to keep the puppies together another two weeks that would benefit them all. Otherwise if all the other puppies will be gone at 6 weeks, there's not a lot of point leaving one on its own.

    Personally I'd be with doglifetraining and I'd rather get a puppy that had been with the littermates til at least 8 weeks.

    PS I thought I knew how to do all that already - having grown up with several different puppies and trained several adult dogs, and then I got this one and she was completely different. All the stuff that worked on the other dogs - didn't work with her and I had to learn whole new training methods. Every dog and puppy is different - expect the unexpected.
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    Absolutely agree with the PS part of Hya's post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xx_sheena_xx View Post
    I already know how to do all of that...
    i already knew "how to do all that" too and i'm quite proud of how Jack turned out. However, with the knowledge i have now i would absolutely give the pup those extra two weeks and if all the other pups were going at 6 weeks, i'd be looking for a different breeder. Just my opinion of course! I really do wonder why you bothered to ask the question when you've obviously made up your mind already and clearly aren't interested in learning????

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    Fine.. Just fricking delete my topic then

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    Correct me if I am wrong, but the puppy isn't even coming from a breeder is it? So it in not a case of finding a better breeder. Really if all the other puppies will be gone at 6 weeks and there is nothing you can get the owner to do to keep them all for an extra two weeks you have no option but to take the pup. Both Harley and Bella were 6 weeks when I brought them home. All I am use to is puppies going at 6 weeks, probably because I have never brought a puppy through a breeder.

    If there is nothing you can do to change the situation I wouldn't sweat on it too much, it will be good for your pup to spend time with your other doggie though and I'd probably start socialising with other dogs/people as much as you can. Good luck

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