09-11-2012, 04:05 AM
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Need help with very young puppy.
So, I just brought home the most precious, wonderful 6-week-old puppy. Now, I was not aware of the 8-week rule prior to purchasing her and I know the fault there is mine. Having said that, I did confirm with the breeder that she is on a mix of wet and dry puppy food and she appears to be very social. I can't take her back and am looking for any and all advice as to how to best raise her from this point on. Any tips on socialization and whatnot would be incredibly helpful.
I live alone but my boyfriend has a 4-year-old Golden Retriever mix who is wonderful with puppies. They've already met and he adores her so at least she has another dog she can be with on occasion. Another major concern of mine is that she's very, very tiny. She's a Yorkshire Terrier/Chihuahua mix, maybe 2lbs soaking wet. She won't get too much bigger but size is still a major issue right now. I realize now that I should have asked the people I got her from to hold her for another two weeks, and I feel foolish about that, but I would seriously appreciate any help this forum may be able to provide.