3 weeks old
- The pup can now hear well and eyes are open. This is the age that a puppy first tries to walk. It is very normal for Maltipoo puppies to stumble and wobble. They need to get used to stretching out their muscles and finding their balance. Much sleep in needed at this young age, and some may sleep 18-20 hours a day...But it will not be long before you wish that he or she took more naps!
4 to 5 weeks old
- By this time, they are hearing fully, seeing fully and walking very well. Weaning from liquids to solids has begun. At this age, they are learning behavior from the dam and their littermates....particularly the act of biting.
As littermates tumble around with each other, they wrestle and bite. when they nip too hard, the other pup will yelp very loudly and usually ignore the offender for a bit....This teaches the youngster to not do it so hard. They are still dependent on the dam at this point, but they are almost ready to be more independent.
6 weeks -
Milk teeth are now fully emerged for most...enjoy this time, it won't be long before they begin to fall out and teething begins. The 6 week old puppy is on solid food and spending much more time away from the dam. He's rambunctious and having fun exploring his world.
8 weeks old: The 8 week old Maltipoo puppy is de-wormed and has had the 1st round of puppy shots. He is is active, hyper, curious. He is independent from the dam and ready to go to a new, loving home.