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Puppies generally go to their new homes at about nine weeks of age. By now, your house should be fully puppy-proof with all toxins and hazards removed, a designated sleeping area and plenty of toys.
Make it a priority to introduce toilet training, a meal schedule and some basic treat-based training to help your pup adjust to their new routine. It’s also important to stick to the vaccination schedule your breeder or non-breeder had started in their first few weeks of life.
A well-socialised pup who has been exposed to different stimuli and new situations has a better chance of growing into a well-adjusted dog, so consider enrolling your new mate into puppy pre-school at this age.
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