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How soon can you give puppies away?

The mother provides vital nutrition, necessary warmth and personal care. Taking a puppy away from its mother should be done gradually, if possible. It should start when the pup is about 4 weeks old, and finish when the pooch is between 7 to 8 weeks of age.

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Also know, can you give puppies away at 6 weeks?

If your breeder tells you your puppy is already weaned at six weeks old, they are almost certainly telling the truth. Most breeders begin getting puppies used to solid food from around 3 to 4 weeks of age, and many puppies are indeed completely weaned off their mother's milk at six weeks.

Additionally, why do you have to wait 8 weeks for a puppy? That exposure to new things and individual attention are very important if breeders choose to keep puppies past the age of 8 weeks, Foote said. Puppies that stay in the comfort of the litter during their fear period may miss out on the chance to learn to cope with new experiences, as well as they potentially could.

Secondly, what happens if a puppy is taken from its mother too early?

According to Sue St Gelais, puppies removed from the litter too early are prone to be nervous with a tendency to bark and bite. They are also less likely to accept discipline and may also be aggressive to other dogs. Singleton puppies and puppies removed too early may also have a hard time tolerating frustration.

Can a puppy leave its mom at 4 weeks?

Taking a puppy away from its mother in the transitional stage (2-4 weeks) can create a number of problems for later life. Any time before 8 weeks even, can cause problems – so that a puppy is pre-disposed to become fearful of other dogs. Ideally the whole litter should be kept together until at least 8 weeks.

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