Pictured below are our current litter of Sydney’s 8 1/2 week old puppies. They are 8 weeks 3 days old in these pictures.
Mr. Black -“Bro”
Mr. Yellow Paws-“Ace”
Mr. Teal – “Gus”
8 1/2 Week Old Puppies: Developmental Information
By 8 1/2 weeks, training is well underway.
Meal time manners has moved from puppies merely eating in their crates to puppies learning to give eye contact and wait for a release command before eating. At this age, we are working heavily on training them to like and willingly give eye contact. This is a very important foundation for our training. We spend a whole lot of time on the basics so that the more advanced work comes easier, quicker, and more solid.
By 8 1/2 weeks, we’ve been working on the down/stay for almost two weeks. Puppies have been working on our stationary heeling exercises and finding heel position for over a week. They’ve started moving in heel position and puppies are learning to love focusing on and working with a person.
You can read about how we raise our younger puppies on our Raising Puppies page .