Our puppies are transferred to their new families at 8 weeks old. From the age of 6 to 12 weeks old, puppies enter a stage called the socialization period. During this stage, puppies learn about the world around them, like how it functions and what is normal in their environment. For the first two weeks of this stage (weeks 6-7), we expose the puppies to many new experiences, focusing on positive exposure to the world around them. This builds a puppy’s confidence and their resiliency to new experiences. It is an important factor in easing a puppy’s transition to its new family and home. During the remaining socialization period (weeks 8-12), it is important for the puppy to be in its new home. This gives the puppy the best chance at adapting to its new environment.