When Should Puppies Start Class?
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior believes that it should be the standard of care for puppies to receive (safe) socialization before they are fully vaccinated.
The primary and most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of life.
During this time puppies should be exposed to as many new people, animals, stimuli and environments as can be achieved safely without causing over-stimulation manifested as excessive fear, withdrawal or avoidance behavior.
Find a puppy class in a private facility where vaccinations and health can be verified. This isn’t possible in a retail box store that allows any dog to enter.
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