He looks a bit lost without his mum and littermates around him. This photo is taken about 2 weeks before Buddy came to live with us.
At this stage we were preparing ourselves by reading lots of info about dogs. We found a great book at the school jumble sale (for only $2) called "The Perfect Puppy: How to Raise a Problem-Free Dog". The author is Gwen Bailey, a very well known dog trainer, who has lots of great on-line articles about dog behavior and socialization, including "Ingredients for the Perfect Puppy".
(our puppy is already perfect - just look as his little face!)