Puppy Socialization – 4 Weeks $80

This class is ongoing and you can join any time. It is designed for puppies between 8 weeks and 4 months of age which is the time they are very open to new experiences. Behaviorists call this their sensitive period and it is the most important time for socialization in a dog’s life. It is the ideal time to expose your puppy to a variety of people, sounds, surfaces, objects and other animals. Providing puppies with positive experiences in unfamiliar situations prevents behavioral issues later in life. They will also learn that being handled and touched is a normal part of life allowing them to relax when being held or examined by a veterinarian. Each puppy will learn that new experiences are safe and interesting because they’ve been socialized to so many other things by 16 weeks of age. We will also discuss how to introduce a puppy to your home, managing puppy behaviors and preventing problems as your dog matures. The overall goal of the class is to create confident, curious dogs who adjust well to new situations and don’t experience the fear and anxiety associated with incomplete socialization. Every session also includes supervised play with other puppies who will help your dog learn boundaries and appropriate play. Contact us today for more information.