The Agility Rocks! Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bushkill, PA (The Poconos!)
I have to say, our puppies grow and change so much the first year that I choose to NOT take a break during that year. Heavy on the dog classes, exercising and socialization because IF I do that well for the first year or so......... I prevent so many problems from cropping up that can never be changed or at least never have as great a dog as I could have had.
With human kids, they have like 15 YEARS of growth to adolescence so it makes sense to give them summers off and it's no big deal. But our pups do the same amount of physical and emotional growth in like 1.5 years... so we have to kind of stay with it during that time.
So I have dog classes thru the summer too. And if I miss a week or so cause of summer stuff that's fine. Generally I attend and that's what my dogs need.
Miss Osin Blue Wildhaus NA NAJ NF
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