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.
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: