Q: I heard you can't start training a pup until it's six months
A: Most training facilities don't accept students until they are six months. Partially due to vaccination protocols. I believe a pup can learn at any age. They learn to learn. In the process they bond better because you are asserting yourself in both a gentle way and in a method the pup understands. They can learn thing like sit and down. Off and to take treats nicely. It's never too early to learn manners
Q: I would like to take a pup home at a younger age.
A: A common misconception is that a pup will bond better at a younger age. This is just not true. From birth to 8 weeks they really need each other and an adult dog that is comfortable around puppies. Just because a pup has been weened, doesn't mean it's ready for independent living. Here's a link to puppy stages, all are important to know and understand. So much happens to a pup in the first year. I have personally adopted dogs over the age of 4 and you couldn't find a more loyal and loving dog. There is no rush to adopt a dog or for me to home one. This is also why I take entire litters and keep them past the age of 8 weeks. This is why they live together not in individual homes or cages