Puppies open their eyes and ears around three weeks of age. From then on, it is crucial that they see, smell, meet, touch, hear and experience hundreds of positive sights, scents, people, surfaces, sounds and places. The more they experience from weeks 3 to 12 (the critical socialization period) the better off they will be for life. If in this time period they had positive experiences with new things, they will react confidently throughout their life when presented with new experiences and situations. That is what we want....happy, healthy well-adjusted dogs who can enjoy life to the fullest, free from fear or anxiety. Please socialize that new puppy and start today!