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    Dozer is not a danger - he is just a very active and excitable puppy!

    Thanks for all your suggestions. I have taught him to sit but this can still be hard if he is distracted. I have had dogs before however they have been maltese x and a very different - they preferred to be inside and sleep most of the day!

    He is a great little guy though!

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    An exhuberant puppy is a danger. One wrong jump or dive and they can injure or kill another dog. It doesn't mean the dog is aggro, but perhaps this puppy school just saw that there was the potential for a law suit. Sorry, I am trying to be devils advocate as there IS another side to this. How we see our dogs isn't always how others see them.

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    Occy, if that's the case, why don't they have the cut off age younger or only have them for just small or large Breeds?
    I went with a Jack Russell pup knowing that their could be a mastiff or other big breed puppies there. There are so many breeds out there you have to be prepared when it is generalised by age.

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    They do so far as I know. We were told that Cappy was too old at 15 weeks and he was never a rambuncious puppy

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    hmmm perhaps puppy classes need to be broken up. One for small breeds and another for large breeds. No-one should been turned away though unless their pup is agressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymum View Post
    I disagree. These puppy pre-schools are there for a reason and that is to help the new owner and teach them...not turn them away. What does that encourage??? it encourages ppl to just give up and leave their pup in the backyard to further grow into a naughty, untrained dog.
    If the owner has a pup they cannot handle, then the owner should still be advised to attend the classes and learn how to handle their pup first.

    I have experience...yet Candy is still tough for me ATM.
    I agree 100%. A highly regarded and motivated puppy school would be motivated in assisting Loren and her bub without question.

    IMO this is just a cop out and you are better off with out them Loren. A good trainer would not bat an eyelid at this under the circumstances.

    Why is it that amazing families are penalised and disadvantaged in being responsible dog owners? What a disgrace....

    If the trainer can't handle this bub at 13 weeks what on earth can they handle??!! Forget size! at this age it is irrelevant. Puppies need great socialisation skills with all breeds/sizes. Again IMO it comes down to the trainer.You are better off without him/her Lauren...

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    Hi Loren,

    Were you offered reasons, advice, suggestions for your pup re training? were you refered to local training groups or trainers etc? or did they just watch you walk out the door with no knowledge or positive avenues at all?

    Nic

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    The vets were nice about it and explained why it was probably not a good idea for us to be in the class. I do understand their side of it and I'm sure its not because of law suits and rather them thinking about the other puppies.

    The woman who takes puppy class also does private lessons and mothly walks in the parks with anyone who wants to attend (i have been told that a fair few pets go along). They have been great over the phone when i called for help re biting problems.

    Im just feeling a little bit left in the middle - he is too old for puppy school and too young for basic obedience! It would be great to have something for 'teenage years'.

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    Hi Lauren,

    I am so happy to know they were nice about it all.

    What is the cut off age out of interest?

    For me socialisation of dogs includes a broad range of dogs, environments and new experiences.

    Training is part of it, though it is also about new experiences/environment IMHO. Nothing is 100% predictable....but the more socialisation and experience dogs have the better generally speaking.

    I hope you find the perfect group who celebrates and supports you all!

    Nic x

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    At my puppy school the cut off is 15 weeks for puppy school then on to basic training.
    We have three dogs that are still causing problems (from puppy school) and they havent been asked to leave they are some kind of staffyx and apparently the anger issue runs in the family as they are all siblings.
    They have virtually uncontrollable and constantly attack other dogs. My puppy 2 times one recently and the other at 10 weeks its pretty scarey.
    My daughter screamed last week when one of them came near her (smart girl) but was not scared of any of the others some of whome were pretty scarey.
    But if they havent been asked to leave ( I wont take our puppy as I feel very unsafe) why should your dog be labled.

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