Hi everyone! Bijou is being a sweetheart, as usual. The noises of the yard are scaring her less too!
I've got a question about puppy class - I signed her up for one in the area that's supposed to be really good but it doesn't start until June when she'll be 11 weeks. Is this too late do you think? I was hoping to start getting her socialized with other dogs right after her 9-week booster since I know it can be a problem with schnauzers.
Rebecca-my vet told me it is ok to enroll Maggie after her 2nd set of shots (make sure you get the shot for kennel cough) Maggie will actually be 12 weeks old when her class starts. The class I enrolled her in takes puppies up to the age of 6 months.
Rebecca sounds like Bijou is doing well..I think the class would be good for her. I would do as some one suggested by getting the kennel cough vaccine with the next shot just to be safe. I sure hope that you keep us/me updated on how she is doing in class...I cant wait to see how great she turns out..Im so proud...lol Thanks Rebecca....take care
It is a good age. I rarely start inducting my pups into the world till 3 months of age. They are still learning socialization and behavioral patterns at home and we do confidence building excercises.
The only thing about class is that it will be long and draining for her. She may want to sleep a lot and or get grumpy like a small child, grin. So make sure she gets enough sleep before class although she may also be wired.
Puppy classes are so much fun. I think the adults have as much fun as the puppies. All the pups in our class were so happy when Saturday came they couldn't wait to greet each other. We would all get to class a little early so the pups had time to adjust to each other before our instructor began class. You should be ok starting her at this age but please do get the Kennel Cough shot before getting her around other dogs. Kennel cough is no fun if your puppy gets it , i know this first hand. our pup had Kennel Cough before we put him in class but you can bet as soon as he was over it we got him the shot to prevent him from getting it again. Have a great time in puppy class, I envy you!