Wowza! I just can't get over how fast the time is going. How can these guys be 5 weeks old already?!
Developmentally, the pups have entered the Socialization period (4 to 12 weeks).
This is the stage and time frame where it’s incredibly important to introduce your pup to other people and dogs. By five weeks, puppies are aware of their surroundings and start really enjoying playtime. Good experiences with people from weeks 5 to 7 will play a large role in how they continue to interact.But even though they’ll start being influenced by people after about a month, ideally you want puppies to remain with their mother and litter mates for eight weeks to learn inhibited play biting and other dog socialization cues.
Here they are at 5 weeks! Enjoy!