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Old 02-22-2010, 05:55 AM   #1
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I am getting my little baby at 6 weeks. His mommy passed away. I will be at work 9 hours a day 5 days a week and I dont want to have to worry about my yorkie having to go to the bathroom so i wanted to puppy pad train him. Is this something hard to do? Also since he is so young is there any suggestions on food or anythind advice u can give me because I have NEVER had a dog before...so I need as much advice as I can get.

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I am getting my little baby at 6 weeks. His mommy passed away. I will be at work 9 hours a day 5 days a week and I dont want to have to worry about my yorkie having to go to the bathroom so i wanted to puppy pad train him. Is this something hard to do? Also since he is so young is there any suggestions on food or anythind advice u can give me because I have NEVER had a dog before...so I need as much advice as I can get.

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I don't see it possible to leave a 6 week old yorkie puppy at home for 9 hours. Puppies that young need constant supervision, he could get low blood sugar and have a seizure. I don't mean to scare you but I don't see it safe in any way for the pup to be alone that many hours. You will need someone to supervise this puppy while you are away.
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I don't see it possible to leave a 6 week old yorkie puppy at home for 9 hours. Puppies that young need constant supervision, he could get low blood sugar and have a seizure. I don't mean to scare you but I don't see it safe in any way for the pup to be alone that many hours. You will need someone to supervise this puppy while you are away.
I agree! A pup that young shouldn't even be away from his mother yet. He needs to be supervised
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I agree! A pup that young shouldn't even be away from his mother yet. He needs to be supervised

Definitely shouldn't be away from mom, but she says the mother passed. If I couldn't have someone to be with pup while I am away for that many hours I think it would be the best to pass on this baby and find an older one. 9 hours is so long to be alone and so many things can happen.
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Please, Please, Please do not bring this little 6 week old puppy home now. It is WAY TOO YOUNG to go to a new home. Puppies this age need constant supervision if they don't have a momma, they need to be kept warm and safe and need fed every couple of hours. I have raised a litter of 5 puppies from 5 weeks on when their mom had eclampsia and it is very hard to do, I can't imagine trying to do this when you have to work and have never even had a puppy before.
This is NOT a safe situation for this little one. Please for the sake of the puppy - leave her at the breeders. Raising this puppy until it is older is the breeders responsiblity not yours!!! I can't believe the breeder would even consider letting a puppy go this young.
This puppy should be at least 12 weeks old before it comes to your home, for the sake of all involved please wait until then to get your baby, it will be better for all involved, especially for the puppy. Good luck,

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I am sorry you did not seem to like the answers we gave you in the other thread, but you must understand that a 6 week old puppy orphan or not NEEDS A LOT of work and supervision, he MUST eat at least 4 or 5 meals a day, with one being right before bed. you MUST grind puppy kibble in the food processor and mix it with goat's milk and give it to him and MAKE sure he eat it. you also need an xpen to keep him secure, your crate can go inside with his bed on one side and on the other side a pee pad for him to learn to use it. is going to be a LONG road, I posted this for you in the other thread.maybe some friends or family members can stroll in every 3 to 4 hours to check on him.

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No matter how many threads you start, you are going to get the same answers.

Carmen and others have given you GREAT advice.

This dog is way too young and needs CONSTANT supervision.

We are all giving you the best advice we can... this puppy should not be in a home where you are gone 9 hours per day... not yet.

This dog is going to need round the clock care for awhile and then A LOT of socialization work as it gets older.

If you do take this dog, you need to get the food/milk that Carmen told you about and you need to find someone who can stop by every few hours to check on this dog.
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This pup needs to stay with the breeder and big shame on the breeder for dumping it on your shoulders at so young an age. That time from six weeks to aobut 12 weeks is crucial and it needs to be in experienced hands or it could die. If your biggest concern is this pup pottying where it shouldn't consider backing out of this deal and don't get this pup.
I will be praying for that pup, it will need it.
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Please take the advice received from all your threads! This puppy is too young to not have constant supervision! I understand momma is not in the picture, are there litter mates? If so, your puppy needs to stay with them! Please have the breeder keep your puppy, you do not have the time right know this little baby need devoted to!
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Please listen to everyones advice. I have brought a pup home at 6 weeks and I had to hand feed him soft food every 2 to 3 hours. You cant just put food out and hope this pup eats it needs to be supervised,
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I'm with everyone else here. It's just not safe to bring him home so young, even if you were home 24/7. If you are gone for 9 hours a day, I don't think this is even an option. I understand that you may already have fallen in love with the puppy, but if you care about him at all, please leave him with the breeder. She should be able to care for him like he needs to be, although if she's trying to get you to take him this young maybe she doesn't know what she is doing......
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This breeder is breaking the law and if anything happens to this puppy you won't be able to do anything about it...this is not a reputable breeder so I would be very nervous of the health of this puppy.

Have you been to her house? How did you find her? How do you know mom died? How old was mom? How many litters did she have? How many other dogs does this breeder have?

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This breeder is breaking the law and if anything happens to this puppy you won't be able to do anything about it...this is not a reputable breeder so I would be very nervous of the health of this puppy.

Have you been to her house? How did you find her? How do you know mom died? How old was mom? How many litters did she have? How many other dogs does this breeder have?

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It seems like you have made up your mind to get this puppy now. I can tell you that I got Diva at 8 weeks old because I really didn't know any better 4 years ago. Diva had to be "hand fed" every single bite of food that she ate when we brought her home at that age. That is literally, "hand fed". She would not eat from a bowl. I had to fed her every little bite of food off of my fingers for the first 4 weeks of her life with us. She did not know how to drink water out of a bowl and I had to sit on the floor and put my fingers in the water and coax her to drink. Bringing her home at 8 weeks consumed my life that summer. It was like having a newborn all over again. If I had not been with her 24/7 those first weeks she would have died. I even bought a baby sling and carried her with me every place that I went. I was blessed to be able to have one of my teenagers watch her for the few minutes that I was able to run to a grocery store.

I hope that you will be able to find someone to watch you puppy for you while you work, otherwise you may very well get your heart broken. Yorkies are not like other dogs. They are extremely fragile little creatures and many have died from not recieving the "constant" care that they require as infants.

I will be praying for you and your puppy.
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As everyone has mentioned so far that it is never a great idea to bring such a very young yorkie puppy home at 6weeks of age. The fear of a yorkis baby brought home at 6weeks is hypoglecemia , low blood sugar . This could kill a tiny yorkie easily. You may come home agter heours of work and find that your baby has died of complications of low blood sugar.
Especially when their is nobody home to supervise your baby , and her eating . She will be very confused , and lost in in her new enviriment , and cry that nobody is there to take care of her.
Little yorkie puppies are just to vulnerable , and needy of their caregivers . They also need to be with their momma and littermates to learn propper social skill training that she will not have when broght home too early. This could cause future problems as she grows older .
A responsible breeder would never sell or rehome such a young yorkie puppy .
I hate to see you have a broken heart if your baby dies while you are away working, which is highly possible. Yorkie babies are very much like a human baby needing constant care and attention . Even when their is a experienced owner of such a new , and very young puppy things turn south very quickly having a pup left without any propper care from it'e human.
Please , wait until your new yorkie baby is old enough to handle eating on it's own . The tiny the puppy is the higher incidence of a hypoglecimic attack is great.
Remember that any puppy requires great care from its new owner. Especially a tiny baby that is too young to leave it's mother. this is a bad idea and your heart is going to be full of remorse if your baby can't survive without the care she deserves .
Think very carefully as to what other members are telling you , because it is the truth. Please wait until your yorkie baby is old enough . AND when she is, she still will need someone with her the majority of the time . These babies are too little and fragile to be left alone for very long periods of time without human intervention.
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