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pets.thenest.com/long-should-pups-stay-mother-11544.html

The time newborn puppies spend with their mothers -- and also their littermates -- is crucial on so many different levels, from receiving the proper nourishment to learning necessary social skills for the future. Never rush separating a mother from her young puppy.

www.cuteness.com/article/long-should-puppies-stay-mother

During the early stages of development for puppies, they develop a sense of independence and the ability to take care of themselves. However, taking a puppy away from its mother before it is ready can yield serious problems for the development of the puppy. By observing your puppy and checking for particular stages of ...

www.thelabradorsite.com/when-can-puppies-leave-their-mother

Oct 12, 2016 ... And we'll look at what can go wrong when puppies are re-homed too early. When can you take a puppy home? It's the most exciting moment isn't it? The day you get to bring your puppy home. It isn't surprising we all want that day to come as soon as possible. Sometimes sooner than it should. Most puppies ...

leadchanges.net/behavioural-problems-that-can-result-from-taking-a-puppy-away-from-its-mother-between-2-4-weeks

Apr 1, 2013 ... One write up I found suggested that toy pups should actually stay with their mothers until 14-16 weeks of age because they mature slowly and will learn better skills staying as a family until this age. Having said this, we must also consider how taking a puppy away right in the middle of its “sensitive period for ...

m.humanesociety.org/animals/dogs/tips/puppy_behavior_basics.html

Apr 27, 2010 ... Puppies are usually weaned at six to seven weeks, but are still learning important skills as their mother gradually leaves them for longer periods of time. Ideally, puppies should stay with their littermates (or other "role-model" dogs) for at least 12 weeks. Puppies separated from their littermates too early often ...

healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/09/29/puppies-taken-from-litter-too-soon-develop-behavior-problems-as-adults.aspx

Sep 29, 2011 ... Here's more proof puppies need to stay with their families of origin (their litters and the mother dog) for at least the first two months of life … A study done in Italy and just reported in Veterinary Record, the official journal of the British Veterinary Association provides yet more evidence puppies should not be ...

www.snowdog.guru/true-cost-early-removal-puppy-mother-litter-mates

Jan 15, 2015 ... During these two weeks, mother dogs with good instincts interact with their pups very differently than before. The puppies are no long nursing as they are now eating solid food. Mom's job at this point has changed from physically nurturing the puppies to giving the puppies their first lessons in submission, ...

www.germanshepherds.com/forum/development-socialization/665441-how-long-should-puppies-stay-their-mother.html

They will be eight weeks old soon, but will stay with us until they can be neutered, perhaps until next week. We also have the mother. The pups are active and independent and brave. They occasionally still attempt to nurse, but the mom shakes them off. I do not know whether or not she continues to nurse ...

dogcare.dailypuppy.com/puppy-dogs-ready-taken-mother-1951.html

Ideally, puppies should stay with mom until they're at least two months old. This gives the pups enough time to develop physically and emotionally. According to a 2011 study published in "The Veterinary Record" journal, puppies who stay with mom for at least 60 days have a much better track record of behavior -- less ...