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!