I personally get my puppies at 11 weeks of age and I take 1-2 weeks off of work in the beginning to start potty training, start bonding with them and socializing them.
I give them water an hour before I leave for work and make sure they potty before I leave. I come home 4 hours later on my lunch break and take them out to potty and play for a half hour and then I go back to work for another 4 hours and then I am home.
Sinister ~ black GSD 3.11.09
Draven ~ Dalmatian 6.30.13