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Old 10-26-2013, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Both places I'm looking at look like they're dedicated to quality training, but the major difference is that ABTR just focuses on play (socialization) and noise desensitization along with "the humans wear costumes and play with the dogs to get them used to different looks" according to the girl I spoke with...She said that structured training comes after 5 months... This "puppy training" is just six classes that we can attend whenever we can fit it in. I'm not so sure about the puppy classes, but they offer great classes for older dogs (Safety Dog, Therapy Dog, CGC, Nose work, Agility...) The Lucky Dog offers play and basic obedience at this age...It's an 8 week course and offers AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. Lucky Dog also offers Advanced Obedience in 4 levels, CGC prep, CGC, Tricks, Agility. Just wondering if there is a clear program I should go with? Our end goal is to have Hugo certified as a Therapy Dog to assist with my work. Is it extremely important for him to have 6 sessions as described with ABTR or would it be safe to go ahead with a more structured class with Lucky Dog? I'm fine with and will probably end up taking classes from more than one place. He's 13 weeks tomorrow.
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Since your pup is only 13 weeks, I would go with the ABTR especially since you like the classes that are offered for older dogs.
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Since your pup is only 13 weeks, I would go with the ABTR especially since you like the classes that are offered for older dogs.
I agree!!!

A well socialized and friendly pup can learn ANYTHING when you start up official training when they are older!!

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Thanks we decided to go with ABTR and so far we're loving it!
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