puppy class started at 10 weeks old and it was
much more than a room with 6 or 7 pups running
around. the class was structured. the puppy class
was a 6 week (maybe 9 week) class. private lessons
started at 4 months old. we went to our trainers house
for lessons. i think we attended 4 or 6 private lessons.
after the few private lessons i trained him. after 2 yrs
or 2&1/2 years my dog was nicely trained. the last thing
i trained he to do was "back up" on command. that was
2 yrs ago, i think.