When Your Puppy Should Leave Its Mom
The health and temperament of your puppy are beyond important. Unsurprisingly, the behavior of your dog is predetermined from a very young age. We want you to have a happy forever friend--which is why your puppy can't leave its mother until it is at least eight weeks old. This is pretty standard practice for most breeders and for good reason: your little pup learns so much from its mom at a very crucial time in its young life, things that humans simply can't teach it. If you're curious as to what those things are, look below!
Pretty convincing reasons, right? By giving your puppy at least eight weeks to wean itself from its mother, your puppy will be less stressed, less clingy to its human owners, and will learn proper playing behaviors, including appropriate biting behavior. The first eight weeks of a puppy's life are impactful, to say the least. Here, your puppy is rapidly developing and learning. By removing your puppy from its mother too soon can negatively affect it for the rest of its life.
A healthy, happy, well-behaved dog is the ultimate goal for any dog owner, so even though you'll have to wait a little bit longer to have your scampering, playful pup at home with you, the wait will be worth it!