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Why is it that The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) & The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) suggest that puppies start formal training as young as 8 weeks of age.

Because your puppy can easily learn commands like sit, down and leave-it any time BUT you will never regain this opportunity to develop good social skills so naturally and with such little effort.

Because this is the ideal time to teach your puppy not to bite, what to chew, how to be friendly (to dogs, kids and adults).   

Because the number one reason that dogs, 3 years of age and under, are relinquished to shelters and euthanized daily is "behavior problems”

Because between 7 and 18 weeks of age (pre-adolescence) is a crucial time period in the social development of your puppy.  

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

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

For more information on the AVSAB & the AVMA's position on when to begin training select one of their links below:

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

American Veterinary Medical Association