If you are concerned about your puppy being fully vaccinated before classes begin, please read these important position papers. I’m with Dr. Anderson and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior on this one. Make socialization and early learning an integral part of every young puppy’s development.
Home Safety Guide
This is quite comprehensive, and includes things that many people do not think about:
Choosing a Veterinarian
This article on choosing a vet appeared in the September 2007 issue of Canadian Living Magazine. Have a look at what Janet had to say about your pet’s body talk while at the vet.
Before You Get Your Puppy
This is an extraordinary offering from one of the most widely respected dog trainers in the world. Dr. Ian Dunbar is offering a free downloadable version of his book “Before You Get Your Puppy”.
Puppy Vaccination and Socialization Should Go Together
A letter from Dr. Robert K. Anderson DVM
Diplomate ACVB and ACVPM
Professor and Director Emeritus, Animal Behavior Clinic and Center to Study Human/Animal Relationships and Environments
University of MinnesotaFile:
AVSAB Position Statement on Puppy Socialization
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior believes that it should be the standard of care for puppies to receive early learning and socialization through puppy classes.