Teamworks Dog Training, llc

Raleigh: 8411Garvey Drive, Raleigh, NC 27616                                                             office: (919) 855-0422
Raleigh Office Admin Hours: Mon (9am-12pm, 3-6pm), Tues and Wednesday (3pm-6pm) and Thursday (12pm-6pm)
    Youngsville:195 Robbins Rd, Youngsville, NC 27596                                      email: teamworkshelp@gmail.com

Puppy Class Questions

   
Puppy Class Questions
What is a typical course progression for a puppy?
Are puppies allowed in class before they receive a rabies vaccination?
Breeder vaccinations
What if my puppy is scheduled to be spayed or neutered during the month of a class?
   

question_anm.gif (11884 bytes)   What is a typical course progression for a puppy?

smile2.gif (253 bytes)    Typically, puppies 12 weeks to 6 months of age start with a Puppy Class.  After that, many puppies enjoy the Puppy Agility and Confidence ClassAfter your dog over 6 months of age you can take our Canine Good Citizen Class. Next, to really proof the basic skills, handlers love our Distraction Proofing Class.  After your dog has passed the Canine Good Citizen test you can enroll him in agility classes, tracking classes, flyball classes, Canine Musical Freestyle class, Acting & Tricks, or the Therapy Dog class. Please see our package deals to help save you money on your puppy's education.

question_anm.gif (11884 bytes)  Are puppies allowed in class before they receive a rabies vaccination?

smile2.gif (253 bytes)    No, puppies must receive their first rabies vaccination before attending the first class with dogs.  By law in North Carolina, that is no sooner than 12 weeks.  However, most veterinarians like to wait until puppies are 14-16 weeks.  Unfortunately, insurance regulations do not support allowing unvaccinated puppies in class.  Rabies is a deadly virus  to both dogs and humans that can lay dormant (with the animal showing no symptoms) for up to a year.  Rabies is transmitted from saliva to mucous membranes.  This means that an infected puppy kissing someone in the face could transmit the disease.  Although the likelihood of incidence is very small, its not a risk we are willing to take.  We want every puppy in our puppy classes to be able to be petted and hugged and to be able to give doggy kisses freely. We highly recommend owners bring their puppies to as many places as possible when they are under 12 weeks.  However, for the puppy's safety, it is best to carry the puppy.  Parvo virus is a deadly virus to dogs and lives in the soil.  Puppies are not fully protected from Parvo virus until they complete their vaccination series.  This series is often completed about 12-16 weeks.  Thus, for your safety and your puppy's safety, we have this regulation.

question_anm.gif (11884 bytes)  What if the breeder vaccinated my dog?

smile2.gif (253 bytes)    Please ask your breeder to sign the form provided with the application.  Breeders are not allowed to give rabies vaccinations by law, though, and you will also need a Rabies vaccination form from your veterinarian.

question_anm.gif (11884 bytes)   What if my puppy is scheduled to be spayed or neutered during the month of the class?

smile2.gif (253 bytes)    If you schedule your puppy's surgery for the day after class, typically, most puppies will be recovered and ready for class the next week.  If, for some reason there are complications from surgery and your puppy is not able to attend class, please let your instructor know.