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Old 09-23-2009, 05:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
 

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at what age is it safe to take a puppy away from its mother,me and my cusin are arguing because she says its 6 weeks and i think its 8 weeks can someone please help
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A puppy at 6 weeks should already be weaned and off the mom but it is beneficial if the pups can stay with the litter mates till they are 8 weeks old. 6 weeks is ok too just not preferable.
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
 

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should they already know how to sit on command?
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knowing how to sit has nothing to do with the age at which it is ok to permanately separate pup from mom. with that said it is never too early to train you dog/pup.
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thank you guys for the information
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What can be the issues if separated earlier that 6-8 weeks old?
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What can be the issues if separated earlier that 6-8 weeks old?

Well a lot of bite inhibition and socialization goes on at that point, but if youre prepared to teach your puppy what the littermates would, and not lose your patience, then you should be OK at 6 weeks. I just don't understand if people love these dogs, they know 6 weeks is ok, and that 8 weeks is best, why wouldn't they opt out for 8 weeks?

yes they should be weaned by 6 weeks, that should start between 4-6 weeks and you may have to add water to their food if they are not weaned completely.
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
 

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what should be the 1st thing you train them to do
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what should be the 1st thing you train them to do

Well, I don't think there's one thing you need to focus on, more than another. For example, if your puppy nips at you, then you can work on bite inhibition. Basically, stopping play when the pup nips, because you want them to know putting their MOUTH on you is not acceptable. They might be playing, but you are NOT a littermate. If you do get nipped, make a yelping sound and either turn away from the pup, or stop play all together. If the pup is playing, make sure to yelp if they accidentally get you during play. You want to be consistent, but also don't scold your pup for biting. That might just shy them away from playing with you. All puppies bite, so you have to work on that.


Secondly, you can train sit in just a few minutes. I train with a combination of treats and praise, and of course when they are young I would start off with more treats then praise. IMO I would train "watch me" first. Or teach your dog their name. This should be pretty simple, because most puppies are going to readily come to you when you call them. Use words like "Come" or "Come here" and reward with a treat, such as a small slice of hot dog, a liver treat, cheese crumbles, or anythign that has a strong smell to your pup. Then, try the command and don't give a treat, just a short praise.

Training sit is fairly simple. Think of a hand command, but don't use it yet. Basically, hold the treat in front of your puppies nose, slowly move it up and back towards the top of their head. They will naturally sit. As soon as their bottom touches the floor, give them a treat, but do not say anything but good dog or their name. Do this a couple more times, but the last few try saying SIT right when they sit. This teaches them that every time you say sit, it means to sit. It's probably the easiest thing to train a dog, and if youre consistent with your training, it will be fairly easy to train other commands as well.

Like I said, its not one thing over an other, but IMO I would teach them their name and to come to me, then watch me and then sit. Then you can demand that attention when teaching new commands and working with distractions. Oh... Distractions are a great thing to have because you can teach your dog to obey your commands regardless of what's going on.

Be patient, and keep sessions short and spread out. If the pup is tired of "learning" it will be harder to get them to do the commands. A puppy who is hungry usually pays more attention too. Something you might want to chew on.
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A puppy at 6 weeks should already be weaned and off the mom but it is beneficial if the pups can stay with the litter mates till they are 8 weeks old. 6 weeks is ok too just not preferable.
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