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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-01-2007, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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How old was your puppy when you got him?

Due to scheduling conflicts, I won't be able to get my new puppy until he's a day shy of 13 weeks and I'm worried that might be too old... has anyone here gotten their puppies past the 10-12 week stage? Maybe I'm being ridiculous, but so many of the books I've read say that puppies don't adapt as well past the 12 week stage. Does anyone else find that to be true?

Can you make this future, naive, puppy owner feel better?
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My new 2nd puppy was 4.5 months old...adorable and sweet as can be....need I say more!! He/she will be wonderful!!

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We got Havee at 3.5 months and he's been great. He loves everyone and everyone loves him! I say go for it!
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I got Tripp when he was 7 months old & Dreamer was 6 years old. They are so happy & well adjusted.

Tripp, Jax, & Dreamer
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No need to worry, all puppies and dogs adapt at any age to love and attention.

Sandi, taking a new road with Smarty and Galen
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I got Yoda when he was 6 months old and this little girl I am getting is 12 weeks ok
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13 weeks is still very young! He/she will adjust fine, I'm sure of it.

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Thanks for all the replies! I think I was just worried after reading all of the puppy books talking about how important the 12 week period is for introducing your puppy to your new home.

I won't let it worry me anymore!
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Good dont let it worrie you any more with all the love and play time it does all work out
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Dusty was 7 months. The one thing getting her sooner would have helped with is socialization, but even that has been fine. In just about every respect, getting her later has been a benefit to us! I wouldn't even worry at all about 13 weeks.
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