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!