Yorkshire Terrier puppies are energetic, cute and playful little dogs at 8 weeks of age. At this time, they are usually separated from their mother and are getting to know their new family.
An 8-week-old Yorkshire Terrier puppy will usually weigh between 1 and 2 kilograms. Their bodies may still be small and delicate, but their movements can be quite lively and fast. During this period, puppies show a great interest in exploring and playing.
At 8 weeks of age, Yorkshire Terrier puppies experience an important period of socialization. This is when they begin to get used to their surroundings and other people. Exposing them to different sounds, smells and people helps them develop social skills.
Puppy training can also begin during this period. Basic obedience commands (sit, get up, come, etc.) can be practiced. However, it is important that the training is very short and enjoyable, as puppies may find it difficult to pay attention for longer periods of time.
Puppy nutrition is also important during this period. A Yorkshire Terrier puppy in the above weight range should usually receive 3-4 meals. Dry food or wet food can be preferred, but proper nutrition should be provided in line with the veterinarian’s recommendations.