Originally Posted by Ecker332
Actually the only reason I have her is bc her mom rejected her, I've had her since she was 2 weeks old I bottled fed her and she hit 7 weeks yesterday. Would that have any effect on her?
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Yes and no. Most people educated on raising dogs will tell you the most critical period for socialization is within the first 16 week...more specifically the first 2 months with the litter mates and the dam.
There is a learning process of bite inhibition, and the dam also teaches basics to the pups...for example not pooping where you sleep.
All of Brucie's litter mates didn't make it and his dam rejected him. So I got him at 5 weeks, and I had to teach bite inhibition.
Know this, puppies explore with their mouths, and it is very normal for him to bite things growl, lunge, bite....thee things are natural and healthy. The big thing you need to teach him is never to put teeth on human skin. I have videos on youtube of Brucie being aggressive and protective to people even at 6 weeks! He used to bite my face when licking randomly, lunge at me, bite me...everything. You just need to have patience and teach him it is more fun to bite/chew toys.