Behavioral issues are the most common reasons why dogs and cats end up in shelters. At Summer Creek Animal Clinic, we are passionate about preventing problem behaviors. The best way to do this is to start young. Puppy-and-kitten socialization classes are one way we can accomplish this. These are weekly classes for four weeks during which your puppy or kitten can interact with other puppies and kittens of a similar age, learn positive behaviors, and have positive exposure to animals and new experiences outside the home in a controlled environment. Availability of these classes depends on the number of puppies and kittens available during any given four-week period. Please call the clinic for more details about the requirements for attendance and whether or not socialization classes are currently being offered.