So...My mom and I are going to go look at a 5 month old Irish Doodle puppy today. Does anyone know any thing about adopting a puppy that is "older"? I have been told that there is a window of when a dog will either bond to humans or not and that is 8-12 weeks. How true is that? Doesn't seem that true to me but I am not sure. We always got puppies when they were 8 weeks old but I would like to think that a 5 month old puppy will still bond to humans. 5 months/20 weeks still seems young to me.
Also, this puppy has been living outside with its remaining litter and other dogs. Will potty training be extra more difficult because he has been use to being outside?
Are there any key things we should look for when we go meet this puppy today as far as how he acts?