In our busy world, it seems difficult to get schedules to coincide for when it is time for baby to go home. We have heard for years that puppies should stay with their mothers until eight weeks. That sounds good, but let's think of the poor mothers and the baby teeth. In my experience, moms generally quit nursing between 5 and 6 weeks.
Mom comes in and sticks her head over the whelping box and looks at the puppies then walks away, unless of course the puppies have food - then Mom jumps in and eats the puppy food (which leads to bite/training and crying puppies). Mom does NOT share. There is only so much 'if I bite you, you will bite me back' a puppy can learn; and too much, in my opionion, leads to submissive and dominance issues. Puppies being shipped, of course, have to stay and their going home date will be at least 8 weeks. I think 9 is better.
Fantasy Farm has a system and keeping the puppies any longer that 8 weeks can be disruptive. Puppy is ready to go home and is no longer happy in the whelping box and voices loudly their displeasure. Mom does not want to nurse anymore and pups do not take 'no' for an answer (so again, there is biting and crying).
At Fantasy Farm, we'll do our best to work with you and your puppy, but please schedule vacations, time off, or works days around the puppy's release date. Puppy pick up time should be no later than when your puppy is 8 weeks of age.
Thank you, Cheri
You are welcome to come see your puppy, or call with any questions:
651-210-1949, Cheryl Raway