Thinking of Getting a Puppy? Please
try to avoid the mistake of taken the puppy to early from the
breeder (this applies to any kind of breed):
Taking the puppies too early can have detrimental results.
What is the right age to take a puppy home?
8 weeks is the minimum age pups should leave for new homes. Puppies
go through five critical periods...and it's very important that
they remain with their mother and littermates until 8 weeks of
Weeks 5 through 7 they begin socialization within the litter
and also with humans. At this point they are capable of responding
to voices and to recognize people. Training by their mother is
in progress and they are becoming aware of the differences between
human and canine socialization.
Puppies that are removed from the nest too early frequently are
nervous, more prone to barking and biting and have a more difficult
time with socialization and training.
During the 8th through 12 weeks puppies are removed from littermates
and mother. They require human socialization, love and security.
Play with children should be well supervised. Puppy Kindergarten
classes during this time are very important.
For more information you can contact us:
Cell: 081 124 1112
Border Collie Rescue Namibia