MEDICALLY SHOULD PUPPIES START CLASS BEFORE THEIR PUPPY VACCINATIONS ARE COMPLETE?  YES
Select These  Veterinary Association links to See Their Position Statements on Puppies Attending Class As Young As 7 Weeks Of Age.

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior AVSAB

The American Veterinary Medical Association AVMA

VETERINARY MEDICINE 360

 

WHY FROM A BEHAVIORAL STANDPOINT?

BECAUSE
between 7 and 18 weeks of age is a crucial time period in the social development of your puppy.
 

BECAUSE
The #1 reason dogs, 3 years of age and under, are relinquished to shelters and euthanized daily is “behavior problems” .

BECAUSE
It has long been understood by behaviorists, trainers, vet techs, veterinarians and shelter staff that
Early Training and Socialization create a well-adjusted dog.

BECAUSE
I
t is the ideal time to teach your puppy about biting, chewing, gaining confidence and about making wise decisions.  

BECAUSE a puppy can easily learn commands like sit, down & leave-it any time
BUT you will never regain this opportunity to develop good social skills naturally or less effort

 

Please note that group training for puppies that have not completed their vaccinations must take place in an indoor sterilized training.