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Old 12-30-2010, 12:48 PM
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So I have looked into two places to train my australian shepherd!

They are opposite on their thoughts for when to start.

1. Not until 12 weeks after all shots
2. Start at 7 or 8 weeks.

Interesting the one that said 7 or 8 weeks even sent me an article telling why it is important to start asap. Not to take them to doggy parks or anything, but in a controlled environment like a training class...so to not get disease etc.

She even said that the vets will tell you not to, but that is because they are only worried about medical and not the whole pet.

The article is at
www.AVSABonline.org
http://www.avsabonline.org/avsabonli...ialization.pdf


Well I called my vet and she said not until the are 12 to 16 weeks to make sure they have all their shots. She did state it is hard as you want to start training right away.

I was just curious what other people have read/heard etc. I would NOT want to take a chance on any disease, but also want to start right away.

I am looking at these two places:
www.dogcitytrainingcenter.com
www.praiseworthypups.com

If anyone has any feedback on them that would be great too.
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:58 PM
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DEVELOPMENTALLY it IS better to start earlier. That said you do have a small risk of disease....you have to weigh the pros/cons.

Personally, I would start early.



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Ditto Crio, we did not start early with one dog and I think, socialization wise, it would have been beneficial for us if we had done so.
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thanks...so far I think I am leaning towards going, but maybe wait till at least the 2nd set of shots at 8 weeks. I just have to decide if I will wait for the next set!!
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I don't think waiting till 8 weeks is bad at all.
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