4.12 Are Puppy Classes Harmful? (Part 1)

In this iWoofs episode we address an article that appears on The Kennel Club website, by Robert Alleyne, a Board member of the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors.  As major advocates for puppy classes you can probably imagine that we have a few bones to pick with this article.  We find many of the assumptions to be flawed, along with much of the reasoning and the conclusions.  We do agree with the article that there are some puppy classes that are not as good as they should be, and we agree with some of the criticisms that are made of poorly managed classes.  However, we believe those criticisms should be used to encourage people to find well-managed classes, not to reject the idea of puppy classes on the whole.

You can read the article we’re referring to here: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/3987?fb_action_ids=10151341616924051

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