Puppies have a high­ly sen­si­tive learn­ing stage between 7 and 14 weeks of age — at a time when vet­eri­nar­i­ans in Canada are often rec­om­mend­ing keep­ing them home.  Lucinda com­plet­ed her Thesis on the pos­i­tive impact of start­ing social­iza­tion as ear­ly as 10 weeks of age.  This is the rec­om­mend­ed age by the US Veterinarian Board since 2008; Canine Campus has been fol­low­ing this pro­to­col since 2009 and has had zero inci­dents of dis­ease.  This Thesis was done for her BSc. in Psychology at York and fol­lowed 5 lit­ters and mea­sur­ing the dif­fer­ent lev­els of reac­tiv­i­ty at 5 months.  Lucinda is now pur­su­ing her MSc. at University of Guelph and doing fur­ther research on behav­iour and learn­ing stages in dogs.  The Ontario Veterinarian College at Guelph is now also teach­ing their vets to start class­es at this age.

At the American Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) annu­al con­fer­ence in October, the work was judged against many oth­er sci­en­tif­ic stud­ies and award­ed first place!

Bring your pup­py to Canine Campus and take advan­tage of our excel­lent cur­ricu­lum and meth­ods to help you cre­ate a won­der­ful­ly social­ized ani­mal that will be able to reach their full potential!

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