Puppies under 12 weeks are more open to new experiences than at any other time in their lives.
Puppies that have gone through an early learning class are more likely to remain in their first homes.
Puppies are clean little slates and can be taught appropriate companion dog behaviors easily, preventing major problems later.
Puppies’ owners learn to develop realistic expectations, knowledge and effective tools to manage their dogs.
Puppies are practically fearless and can be acclimated to children, people, noises, events and situations that might frighten them later.
Puppies’ owners learn how to communicate with their dogs by using a reward-based training method.
Puppies learn their place in your family and how to cooperate with you, a skill that will serve them well all their lives.
Puppies and their owners begin to develop a relationship based on trust and mutual respect.
Puppies learn foundation behaviors, such as paying attention to their owners, targeting, impulse control and coming when called that will be the basis of more complex behaviors later.
Puppies’ owners learn what is normal puppy behavior at each developmental stage and how to manage their dogs through it with understanding but not permissiveness.