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Hank was 5.5 weeks when he was brought home. By far he was the less-bitey and easiest puppy I ever trained. As an adult, other than his exhuberance at times when visitors arrive, he's a wonderful companion and family pet. As long as puppy is weaned and eating puppy kibble, I wouldn't worry.

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Hank was 5.5 weeks when he was brought home. By far he was the less-bitey and easiest puppy I ever trained. As an adult, other than his exhuberance at times when visitors arrive, he's a wonderful companion and family pet. As long as puppy is weaned and eating puppy kibble, I wouldn't worry.
WOW that's really young! I don't think I've ever heard of a puppy going that soon but it worked out great for you so no harm

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If there's only going to be one other sibling left and you already have a dog whom will be good to Libby and teach her bite inhibition.. I think it'd be fine to take her home at 7 weeks, though I'm not an expert.

Does the breeder seem like she really wants the puppies gone or is it just that they're ready to go home in her honest opinion? If she seems eager to see the puppies go on Friday, they might be missing out on human socialization with her if she's not that into them.

I just feel bad for the lone puppy, lol! We got our puppy when he was 10 weeks and he was the last puppy left, but luckily he was adored by 4 kids for the days he was without his siblings.
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We decided we are bringin our girl home tomorrow at 7 weeks! Thanks for all the help. She is definitely ready! The breeder says she is a curious fearless pup!! And she will have a playmate that will love and adore her. I will be sure to post lots of pictures!!!


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Loki joined us when he was 7.5 weeks old, with no problems at all two pups in the litter went at seven weeks. Two went at eight weeks. Loki was the biggest puppy, eating very well & right from the start, he was really easy to toilet-train, though that did mean having his crate in the bedroom with us, & getting up during the night when he needed to go outdoors for a pee. I think he will really benefit from having you at home to help him settle into his new family.
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