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    1. #1
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      Advice! Didn't know getting a puppy at 6 weeks is too early!

      We recently got or puppy Baloo at 6 weeks. He will be two months on June 6. He is doing well so far, eating his food, enjoys being played with and spending a lot of time with me. He met a 10 month Pomeranian the other day and they played well-he found his bark then.

      I am just worried that we got him too early and if there is any advice now that he is with me. What should I look out for, when should the vaccinations start?

      Thank you for your help

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      You need to follow the protocols in your country. Call a vet. While in the USA, it's mostly illegal to sell a puppy before 8 weeks, we get a lot of folks from India on this board, and 6 weeks is common there. I don't know what illnesses are in your country etc. Call a vet and they'll help you get set up.

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      Hello and Welcome!

      JenC has given you excellent advice. Most important is having your pup checked by a vet and getting appropriate vaccinations. Socialization is also important, not only with other dogs but with day to day situations.
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      For years puppies were leaving their breeders between the ages of 6 - 8 weeks old; the laws requiring breeders to not allow adoption until 8 weeks of age are relatively new. In 2006 there were only 18 states with laws that required puppies be 8 weeks (and not all of the specified that age but stated that "whichever came first" full weaning or 8 weeks of age was the "rule".

      What's done is done and it sounds like your puppy is doing well; vaccinations and socialization are the most important things to do now along with simple training….

      Enjoy your puppy…before long, he'll be huge!

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