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Puppies learn more in the first 16 weeks of their lives than they will at any other time. The most critical time in this 16 weeks is the period between 8 and 12 weeks. The need for teaching, human-dog bonding and for exposure to unfamiliar experiences must happen at this time for puppy to become a confident well-rounded and balanced adult dog.
 
Caution needs to be taken though as there is a fear period at 11 weeks which can affect the rest of your puppy's life. Play with other dogs should be restricted to puppies the same age and of the same play style. Dogs parks and free play with adult dogs are  inappropriate as puppy may be injured trying to keep up. Puppy Head Start is the answer
 
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers recommend puppy socialization begin by seven weeks and before first shots are finished. Please feel free to share the AVSAB statement with your veterinarian. The link is below.
 
Puppy Head Start - puppy class for puppies aged 8 to 16 weeks
 
This is a six-week session for $70.00 (GST included in prices).
 
Puppy II - moves puppies beyond socialization, play and basic skills training. Puppies 17-24 weeks learn to walk nicely on leash, keep their feet on the floor, come when called and generally behave in the home.
 
You can register for Puppy II later for $80.00 or start your puppy off on the right paw and register for both for $142.50. 
 

Position Statement on Puppy Socialization

Puppy Play Group Photo Gallery

On-line puppy sales are the new buyers for puppy mills.
Huge businesses are being created to produce puppies for on-line sales.
Please DO NOT buy a puppy or dog on-line.
Click Below for information on on-line sales and puppy mills.
 
Recent information from the APDT conference suggests many dogs purchased on-line from the southern United States are coming from mills. If you do buy on-line knowing the risks please contact the American Kennel Club to be sure that the person you are communicating with is at least a registered breeder.

Puppy Mill Information