Skipping puppy classes?
So "everyone" seems to think that puppy classes are a must, but I feel like they would actually be a bad idea. Am I crazy? I want to spend time training my puppy to handle the situations he will have to deal with as part of our family, surely that is best done in the actual environments he will be in and with distractions I can completely control? I don't see it as necessary for him to mess about with other puppies picking up bad habits and diseases, I would prefer to take him to visit stable adult dogs that can be good role models. As I live in the middle of nowhere, literally deep in the forest, my choice of puppy classes is seriously limited within an hours drive. Surely a poorly run class with different training strategy to what I am already doing would do more harm than good? I guess I am looking for support in my decision to home school my puppy, but if you have counter arguments please convince me!