|Barked: Tue Sep 10, '13 7:48pm PST |
|The only concern I would have with getting a pup that late is socialization, but it sounds like if there's people coming in and out of the pups house all the time that it will be well-socialized. I would just ask to make sure, I'm sure the breeder won't mind answering any questions you have.
Your pup will do just fine in obedience, especially if they do fine around new dogs and people.
Don't worry about bonding! We got Arya at 4 months and are now very close. It was a rough first couple of months, but I suspect that's due to the Shiba in her and not because of her age. I had to earn her trust... XD She had no desire to listen for quite a while, absolutely everything required a treat. You may not get the immediate love of an 8 week pup, but you will definitely bond just as strongly in time!
There are a couple of upsides to getting an older pup, the biggest one probably being closer to being potty trained. They also often come create trained if they are from a breeder. Many can hold their bladder through the night at that age. I only had a couple of days where I had to get up and let Arya out in the middle of the night, and after that she settled in.
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