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Old 12-04-2017, 10:25 PM
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Adopted a six week old pup, need advice

I've adopted a six week old pug puppy. It was out of my control on how I ended up with him, and he just needed a good place to live.

Now that I have him, what should I do? I've raised dogs before, but they were older than 6 weeks. I've got a 2 year old dog that's 65lbs, but she's an absolute angel and I think she can help him with socialization. She was a dream to her pups. My other dog, her son, is still only 10 months though, so I'm keeping him a bit away from the pug.

Bottom line, I need advice on how to raise a 6 week old puppy so that he isn't developmentally delayed. Taking him back is not an option, as there is no "back" to take him to. He seems medically fine according to the vet.
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First off, take a deep breath . I suggest getting the pup used to kennel training, when taking out to go potty use a leash and reward a lot when the pup goes potty, teach no or leave it which means redirecting if they do wrong and use the same thing when training not to bite or puppy nibble, use toys instead of hands.

Also at times you will feel like the bad guy, been there done that but "tough" love helps shape a puppy just don't punish, redirect and help them learn.
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I've adopted a six week old pug puppy. It was out of my control on how I ended up with him, and he just needed a good place to live.

Now that I have him, what should I do? I've raised dogs before, but they were older than 6 weeks. I've got a 2 year old dog that's 65lbs, but she's an absolute angel and I think she can help him with socialization. She was a dream to her pups. My other dog, her son, is still only 10 months though, so I'm keeping him a bit away from the pug.

Bottom line, I need advice on how to raise a 6 week old puppy so that he isn't developmentally delayed. Taking him back is not an option, as there is no "back" to take him to. He seems medically fine according to the vet.
I just replied but I forgot, get the pup used to going to the vets and socialize when ever you can so they don't get jumpy around people or other dogs, little dogs can be a pain so start them young to help but watch out for signs of stress and know when to stop socialization situations.
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My biggest worry with small breed puppies is low blood sugar. In other words most young toy breed puppies need to be fed more often than med/large breed puppies. Honestly at this age I would offer food every hour, at the very least try every other hour.

I totally understand. I brought my guy Kylo home at 8weeks old. And while that's not awful. It still is not ideal. Because of their need to be fed so often. Most reputable breeders of toy breeds don't allow their pups go until 12 weeks old. Because many toy breed puppies die or are rushed to the vet due to low blood sugar.

It was my number 1 worry when Kylo first came home. He was a good little eater and I worked from home. So it worked out without issue for us.

Good luck! And good for you for giving the pup a chance!
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Congratulations on your new pup!
6 weeks is too young, but it is what it is.
Id feed 4-5 x daily to maintain blood sugar levels as wowlovely says.

Other than that. Your pup is missing the bite inhibition and toilet training the Dam would of provided, but you can do this too. Yelping when bitten hard and toilet training.
Socialising: this means different things to different people. To me, with guard breeds, i want neutral response to other dogs/trains/buses/kids/noises/streets/paddocks/ducks/car rides/shiny floor at vets/rain/thunder/lightning anything and everything the dog is likely to encounter in its life. Ive been known to hang around primary schools with pups, as screaming happy kids spill out and make lots of noise.

Developmental delay? Unless there is something wrong with the dog, it will not be delayed. Its got a new pack, that's all. Enjoy!
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