Socializing your dog can and should be fun, not stressful. Our professionals offer a dynamic course for puppies in a controlled environment.
And the best part is, they don’t get to have all the fun. Puppy Play is just as enjoyable and valuable for their new owners.
We minimize risk by keeping the course exclusive to puppies. Adult dogs often don’t like the nips and bumps that come with youthful exuberance. The wrong reaction could negatively affect a younger dog’s ability to handle pet care in a group setting, such as day cares or boarding facilities.
We limit each course to no more than 12 dogs, which are grouped according to their size and weight. This gives your puppy plenty of space to learn, play, and explore without being overwhelmed.
Your puppy’s well-being is our priority. A strict vetting process ensures participants are adequately vaccinated, which is a big unknown in general parks. We also use appropriate cleaning practices and make sure the space is free of any potential hazards.
Between their limited attention spans and your limited time to begin with, we don’t want to overdo it. Our 50-minute course strikes just the right balance and is broken up into 10- to 15-minute segments, each separated by a water break to keep their energy up.
Puppy Play is held outdoors on a seasonal basis to avoid the DMV’s temperature extremes during the summer and winter. The open-air space also exposes your pup to various sensory inputs as they acclimate to the world around them.
Although we concentrate on socialization, Puppy Play also incorporates other basic skills. Commands such as “sit” and “stay” will be used regularly throughout their lives, so getting young dogs used to them as part of the discovery process is only natural.
Our course is called Puppy Play for a reason! Just like with people, engaging activities are an effective learning tool for dogs. And when they get you involved as well, that makes for a great time had by everyone.