Get Your Puppy Enrolled Into Puppy Training School As Early as Possible
Why you should get your puppy into the best puppy training program possible, as early as you can.
The optimum time to start a puppys education is as early as possible: about eight weeks of age. With food treats and clickers as the primary tools in our training arsenal, we can help owners start educating their youngsters at an optimum training age, before pups have had several months of reinforcement for unwelcome and inappropriate behaviors. Paradoxically, some veterinarians still counsel owners to wait until their new puppies are six months old and fully vaccinated to take them to training class. Unfortunately, this advice is just as outdated as the use of choke chains in puppy classes! Its true that you shouldnt wantonly expose your pup to high-risk dog populations; you should never take him to a dog park, or let him play with stray dogs on the street. But the risk of contracting an infectious disease in a controlled setting, with other healthy puppies, is quite low.