We just brought home an 8-week-old puppy. The outside air temperature is hovering around 5f with wind chills significantly lower than that. I don’t think it’s appropriate to take him out at this temperature but was wondering what everyone thought would be the minimum temperature to take a youngster of this age out?
I have always taken mine out for potty training purposes, no matter the weather. He will most likely go quickly for you, as he will be too cold to be too distracted. Sandy, my previous golden, came home to us on Valentine's Day, so we had below freezing temps as well. She just 'performed' immediately upon command. lol
Again, welcome, and ... we LOVE pictures, especially puppy pics!
I have 2 foster puppies(11 weeks old.. have had them since they were 7 weeks old) right now and they love the cold.....the temps here have been around 4-10 degree's and after they go and do there business I let them play out there for about 30 minutes per asking the vet......
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Thanks for all of the replies. It’s been eleven years since we’ve had a puppy. Our last Golden absolutely loved the snow and cold but this little guy seems to have so little in the way of a coat that we were concerned because of the snow and wind chill.
We just picked him up yesterday and made a last minute name change to Benjamin. I originally wanted to call him ‘Herbie” but that met with more than a little disdain from my wife and the breeder. My hope was to have his call name ‘Herbie’ and his AKC name ’The Love Bug’ but I guess that’s not meant to be.
This looks like a very nice forum for matters like this. Once again, thanks for the help and I’ll try to get a picture of our newest family member posted shortly.