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|01-31-2014 11:42 PM|
First piece of advice, wait two more weeks to pick em up.
Second, find a new breeder for any future puppies. No good breeder gives puppies away at six weeks old.
Taking a puppy at six weeks old can have long term negative effects on temperament and development for the puppy. Could cause aggression, anxiety, etc. The puppies learn A LOT in those two CRUCIAL weeks.
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|01-31-2014 11:28 PM|
|kburrow11||Thank you for all the advice! I'm also hoping to feed her a raw diet, anyone have good tips/recipes for that?|
|01-31-2014 05:44 PM|
|vprasad||Congrats on the puppy! If possible please wait for another week at least before getting him / her .|
|01-31-2014 05:40 PM|
|wyoung2153||You would be surprised the difference in a dog's personality in those 2 weeks..|
|01-31-2014 05:33 PM|
|erfunhouse||They are weaned at that time, however, mom and litter mates teach each other A LOT regarding proper dog-behavior (it's RUDE to run up to another dogs face and bite their nose puppy! Don't do it) and dog manners.|
|01-31-2014 05:11 PM|
|kburrow11||Thanks! It was my understanding that 6-8 weeks was the proper time to get a puppy.|
|01-31-2014 04:31 PM|
|wyoung2153||then what erfunhouse said... HA! sorry wasnt meant to sound so negative.. just first hing that struck me when I read that.|
|01-31-2014 04:29 PM|
What wyoung2153 said.
However, if there is no helping getting such a young pup...tips:
Buy plenty of chew toys
Get and read training books prior to her arrival
Establish a vet that you will be seeing
Bleach your back and front yard now before she gets there
Read the forum regarding puppies
|01-31-2014 04:25 PM|
|wyoung2153||First question.. why are you getting a 6 week old puppy? It should be at least 8 weeks when you get her..|
|01-31-2014 04:19 PM|
Getting a Puppy Soon
In April I will be getting a 6-week old female GSD puppy. What are some tips and tricks for training and feeding this puppy? She will be used as an ESSA for me.