Another GREAT QUESTION!
If you are signing up for a basic obedience class with a dog over the age of 6 months, we require your dog to have his rabies vaccination, this is the law. Please get a copy of this from your vet and send it in with your class registration form or bring it with you to class with your registration form or mail it to: 60 Main Road Westhampton, MA 01027. No faxes or emails please. Also, please note that without this on week #1, your dog will NOT be able to participate in class.
If you are signing up for a puppy class, you should be sure your puppy has had at least one set of shots.
Here is our policy on puppy shots. Before you start your puppy class or the night of your first week of puppy class, you will need to provide us with a copy of your Veterinarian's proof of initial set of shots. Many puppies that start puppy classes have had at least 2 sets and that's fine too. But we MUST HAVE the proof on paper before your puppy can come to class. You can either send it to us with our class registration form to: 60 Main Road, Westhampton, MA 01027. , or you can drop it off before class starts or your can bring it with you week #1.
Please, no faxes or emails. Thank you for your understanding.
I do believe that many puppies are over vaccinated and that is why I'm providing a link to Dr. Jean Dodds who is the expert in canine vaccines. It is Dr. Dodds and Dr. Ronald Schultz (between the two 80 years + of research) who have taught many, including me, that there are vaccines that are considered core vaccines and vaccines that are not necessary or not that effective. Any time you inject something into your puppy's system it activates his immune response. Over time, this can create problems like allergies or worse. The more you know, the better! Knowledge is power.