Do you wish that your puppy would listen to you all of the time? We understand, and we can help.
Much information encourages puppy owners to wait to train their puppies until he is 12 – 16 weeks of age. Many veterinarians are recommending waiting to start a group puppy class after their puppy is fully vaccinated.
This delays puppy training. Salt Lake City then has a huge problem on their hands.
Science has now proven that it is best to start puppy classes at 8 weeks of age. The past fear of your puppy getting sick is no longer a fear that needs to be addressed.
There has now been many scientific studies that have proven that your puppy is more likely to die from lack of socialization than from not being fully vaccinated and taking a group puppy class (Salt Lake City).
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior has a great scientific article on this topic.
Many puppies aren’t taken into the world before they reach 4 months of age because owners are afraid that their puppies might get sick.
It turns out this same fear has caused many puppies to be euthanized because they developed huge behavioral problems because they weren’t socialized at a young age. By choosing to do puppy training, Salt Lake City lessens the euthanasia rate.
A puppy’s socialization period ends at 3-4 months of age. Before your puppy is 3-4 months, it is time to introduce your puppy to new stimuli in a safe manner.
After 3-4 months of age your puppy will be more cautious around new stimuli and may actually fear it. Poor socialization is the reason many behavioral problems develop.
A group class is generally sterilized so the likelihood of disease is low. It allows for puppies to start off on the right foot. They learn basic obedience commands and proper socialization that will make them less likely to be euthanized later due to behavioral problems.
There are many options for group puppy training. Salt Lake City is the home of Four Legged Scholars LLC, and we hold awesome puppy training classes taught by our Salt Lake City Puppy Trainer Becca Shreiar.
Johanna Teresi, Salt Lake City Puppy Trainer, Four Legged Scholars LLC, Puppy Training, Salt Lake City