Hi Valerie..I don't think we've met! Nice to meet you..so glad you joined! Congrats on getting a new pup! I am not an expert..but I think 8 weeks is a good age. They have been weaned for a bit and are more mobile. We brought Jake home 2 days before he was 8 weeks old. They do learn a lot from their litter mates those last couple weeks. They play fight and learn about their place in their world. I know how excited you must be..I can only tell you about our experience.