THREE WEEKS

This is the age we begin to litter train each puppy

With ears opening during this next stage, the socialization stage, our puppies are introduced to sharp sounds. Puppies aren’t born with a fear response, so startling sounds at this impressionable age allow us to build up their startle recovery so they aren’t fearful of noises as easily down the road. Separation from their litter and mom, body handling, socializing with people, and new object introduction continues throughout this critical growth period. This is the age that we introduce the item of clothing given to us by the puppy’s family.