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Socialization

Socialization is the most important thing you can do for your new puppy!

In fact, a puppy’s social window CLOSES at about 18 weeks of age! What this means, is that you need to expose your puppy to ANYTHING that they are likely to encounter in everyday life, including other dogs. If not, they are more likely to become an anxious and fearful adult dog, which increases the risk for aggression. The puppy social is a place where your puppy can play safely with other puppies OFF LEASH under the watchful eye of a dog trainer. During playtime, puppies will also have the chance to discover play tunnels and objects with different surfaces – all part of socialization!

Register for Puppy Socials

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    Every Wed 10:00a-10:45a

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    Every Saturday 11:00a-11:45a

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*If you have been regularly attending puppy socials, we will tell you when your dog has aged out of play. 6 months of age is not necessarily the cut off point for regulars, just for new dogs to Puppy Social. We make this decision based on the dog, their play style, sociability, age, and enjoyment of our puppy social program.

Important Information

Puppy social is open to puppies UNDER 6 months of age only.

PROGRAM GOALS:
The goal with our social programs IS NOT to exercise your dog or provide you with long term play for your dog. Our goals with our puppy social program is to EDUCATE your dog and provide a safe environment for socialization. You can expect that your invitation to this program is for a LIMITED TIME ONLY. Our goal is to give you and your dogs tools to handle living in a world with other dogs. When we have achieved the goals we have set for your dog, you will be “graduated” from the program.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION:

I’m trying to sign up but it isn’t giving me the option to register for today/the day I want. What do I do?

If a date is not showing up on the registration page, that session is FULL or has been canceled. We encourage you to register ahead for the next available session.

Registration is now required!

We have two different options available:

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    Puppy Social Day Pass: A single use pass good for one puppy social – $15

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    Puppy Social Package (available for purchase in person only): This package will be good for five sessions and will be offered at a discount over a single registration. The package will be added to your account, and can be applied at checkout when registering for your next session. Please hit the “mail in payment” button if you wish to purchase a play package.

What to bring:

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    4ft.-6ft. leash (no flexi leashes)

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    Properly fitted collar with identification tags

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    Proof of 1st round of parvo distemper vaccination required upon first visit

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    Treats (it is recommended you have some at the ready, but it is not required)

Note: Packages are non-refundable after purchase. Packages will expire 2 months after DATE OF LAST USE.

Ready for some puppy socials fun?