We are getting our puppy on Sept. 6, she will be a little over 9 weeks old.
We found a place that offers puppy socialization and training classes that start Sept. 13. Would we be starting the classes too soon after getting her? We will have only had her for a week. We are doing the obedience training for sure, I just need to know if this would be too soon.
And advice/tips? Thanks!
I would recomend you to take the class with your new puppy!
Just call the class and make sure it will be other puppies the same age group… The more puppies in the same age group the more fun!
It is really healthy for the dog to get to interact with other dogs in all ages, but meeting other puppies will be less worries for you.
It is crusial to not have any bad experiences when it is that young!
I got my puppy at 9 weeks and started training at 11 weeks. All the other puppies was the same age. (it was only for puppies between 8 and 16 weeks i think..) They got to play together and the learning was very basic in the start, first they put a lot of time into getting a good contact with the puppy, so that the puppy will focus on you not the other dogs, then sit, lay down, calling it, and walking next to you and so on..
It was so much fun! And it was great to see how all the different breeds devoloped, some got huge and some was of smaller breeds, and they where all so good friends!
You can also learn so much from your puppy when you see it play with other dogs it same age, if it is very playful, a little dominant, etc.
I would call the trainer and get information about what the class will intail, and how old the other puppies are. But I am sure it will be a great experience for the both of you!
wait until after she’s had at least the first and preferably all three rounds of puppy shots, to protect her from catching anything from the other dogs, and your puppy could be carrying something that could be passed back to the others.
Use this time to bond with the puppy and take her in after she’s been vaccinated. as long as you get her in when she’s about 4-6 months old you’ll get the full benefits of the classes. older than that and you will have to work extra hard on the training to get it to stick, but its still very possible.
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Puppy classes are great, but a reputable trainer will make sure you pup has had it’s basic shots first. Mine all went to puppy classes at about three and a half months old and after their shots were complete. Exposing your pup to others and to common areas where other dogs are, or have been, is putting your pup at risk for getting parvo or some other communicable doggie disease.
no, it’s not to soon. Training is a good thing and it’s part of a puppies life. It will be easier to train it while it’s a puppy than if it was an adult. Good luck with your puppy.
IMO it is better to wait until the puppy is between 6 mo to 1 year – they have had time to adjust to being in a new home, they have had all their shots and have had time to bond with you. I’m not saying they won’t ":learn": – I’ve just found it better to wait awhile.
Very much too soon. You need to wait until your puppy has gotten his/her first round of shots. They are vulnerable to parvo and other diseases when they are young, diseases that they can catch from other dogs. I would wait until your puppy is about six months old before you even think about taking it to training.
depending on how well she handles the class, go ahead and take her. if she seems uncomfortable or is having a hard time, ask your instructor for help with that. if she continues to have trouble (IOW, she seems stressed by the classes) stop taking her until you can help her to be more comfortable in new surroundings. dogs of any age should enjoy experiences, not be forced to endure them because we want them to.
have fun with your new little one.
It is never too early for puppy socialization, good for you (and your buddy).
no. b.c the sooner you teach them the less they pee on the floor inside.