Puppy Socialization Classes
The key socialization period for puppies is between the ages of 3 and 16 weeks. If puppies are removed from their litter mates and their mother and are kept isolated from other dogs they will miss out on essential communication skills and in essence have trouble “speaking dog” later in life. This can create fear and in some cases aggression as your dog ages. Interacting with other puppies of all different breeds and personalities in a safe environment provides the necessary interaction to develop the natural social skills to raise a comfortable, confident and content puppy.
In our experience, lack of socialization during this critical time is one of the major causes of many behavior issues later in life. Proper socialization is the single most important thing for puppies and at the same time the single most neglected activity. Even if your puppy lives in a multiple dog household; in most cases it will not prevent anti-social behavior towards strange dogs later in life.
Puppy Socialization Sessions are held every Tuesday evening from 7:00pm to 7:30pm. The fee is only $15 per session per puppy. Please call (602) 956-2796 in advance to reserve a spot. It’s wonderful to see how many more people are understanding the importance of early socialization!
It’s always better to be safe than sorry; bring your pup in for at least one session to see if he/she needs it! Once a puppy has reached the age of 20 to 24 weeks their socialization period is ending and will make it more difficult and in some cases too late to be socialized with other dogs. Call the office at 602.956.2796 for scheduling.
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• 9 weeks to 6 months of age
• Have a minimum of 2 series of vaccinations