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Started Jul-29 by Solitaire13; 114 views.
Solitaire13

From: Solitaire13

Jul-29

According to Scott & Fuller (1965) in their Bar Harbor, Maine, studies, dogs go through critical developmental periods during the first 20 weeks of life:

• Weeks 3-8: learn to interact dog-to-dog.

• Weeks 5-12: learn to interact with humans.

• Weeks 10-20: learn by exploring novel environments.

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Jul-29

My two guys!  Reading Scott and Fuller literally turned me away from rescue.   Any dog that isn’t with a good breeder before 8 weeks and a good handler after 8 weeks, will likely miss those critical windows.

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