Can anyone give me advice? Our new cockapoo puppy was born 2 weeks ago and we can hardly wait! The breeder highly recommends picking him up at 7 weeks. However, I'd like to pick him up closer to the end of 8 weeks. We have had a vacation planned and I don't want to leave him with a puppy sitter 5 days after he comes home. I think it may be disturbing for him. The breeder has highly discourage waiting until we return, she thinks he should come home with us at 7 weeks because he would be lonely. What do you think, is it a big to wait? My kids (ages 7, 10,10 and 12) will be home with their grandparent while my husband and I are gone, it would be too much for them to take care of 4 kids and a puppy.