Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
8 weeks and 6 weeks is a big difference. I would definitely never take a puppy before 7 weeks, it's a lot of socialization time. If I didn't have another dog, I probably wouldn't take the puppy until 12 weeks+.
We got Frag at 12 weeks and he had already learned bite inhibition and didn't nip or chew.
We got Recon at 7.5 weeks (many breeders will let a pup go a weekish early if schedules work better that way. I had a 4 day weekend coming, so she agreed it'd be for the best since I had other dogs in the home anyway) and he's typically mouthy, but I could only imagine how bad he would be socialization/bite inhibition wise if we didn't have other dogs and the dog park to take him to.
Danielle, owner of...
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