We accidentally got a 5 week old puppy...
I know this sounds bad, but we got our puppy from a backyard breeder. It was obvious she loved the mom dog, and it was her family pet. The father of the litter was a GSD their neighbor had. Both dogs looked in good health (and we were told they were). I looked up what to look for in healthy GSDs. Their puppies were well taken care of as well, and their backyard was well manicured. (No pig stye puppies). She told us the pup we wanted was weened and ready. I assumed that meant 8 weeks. I've never heard of anyone getting a pup that was younger than that. He looked big and healthy enough so I didn't think to ask to make sure. We got home with our pup and I emailed to ask what his birthday was. We counted it back and it was 37 days...which is 5 weeks 2 days. He is now four months and seems fine. He likes other dogs but seems weird around them. Like they speak different languages or something. Has anyone else been here done this? Am I just paranoid because I know the span of 5 weeks to 8 weeks is supposed to be learning from mom and litter time?