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Thread: bad to get a 6 week old pup??

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    Default bad to get a 6 week old pup??

    My puppy is almost weaned already, his 4 weeks old.
    The lady who im getting him off says i can have him when his 6 weeks old if his fully weaned

    Is there any problems getting a 6 week old pup? Ive heard of lots of people doing it and there dogs all seem compleatly fine

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    Shenna, Puppies learn all there social skills from there mum and litter mates. Just because their weaned dosent mean they should leave before 8 weeks, and the lady who bred them would know that, but sadly its more convienient for the breeder to off load them early as they eat more and start getting into mischief from 6 weeks.

    I know you want your pup but waiting a couple of extra weeks will be much better for the future well being of your pup, you will get a much more confident, social and well adjusted little fellow.

    Cany wait for the piccies!
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    the mum has hardly anything to do with them now, she runs away from them cause they annoy her lol

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    opps forgot to add something....
    I have read and been told by people that getting a 6 week old puppy is fine if you already have an adult dog

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    Yep, this is mums (natures) way of helping the pups become independent and is a very important part of there well being, by AT LEAST 8 weeks she will have taught them doggy right from wrong, Independence and your pup will be easier to train and have fewer behavioral issues.
    When you see a mum getting cranky and using growls and pushes,she is disciplining her babies and they are learning important life skills.
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    she doesnt do that at all though

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    You will see it from about 6 weeks old, thats usually when mums stop caring for puppies physically but start helping them to become independant.
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    at the moment she feeds them once a day and ignores them the rest of the time..

    Ive been reading a bit about getting a 6 week old puppy and there doesnt seem to be any problems?

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    My pup was 7 1/2 weeks old. I was amazed at how much she changed in the few days after. I hadn't realised how rapid the growth is and how each day counts for development at that age. I can now see why 8 weeks is recommended.

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    It was a bit like she went from baby to toddlerhood in a few days, big jump

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