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.
WHY SHOULD PUPS START CLASS AS YOUNG AS 8 WKS?
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 under 3 years old are relinquished to shelters and euthanized daily is “behavior problems” not disease.
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 it 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 with less effort
Please note that group training for puppies that have not completed their vaccinations must take place in an indoor sterilized training rink.