It’s so much fun to watch adorable, wobbly-legged puppies pounce and tumble all over each other, it’s easy to forget that there’s some important work going on when puppies play together. Along with building muscles and honing coordination, puppies at play are busy learning the fine art of canine-to-canine social interaction.
When they’re still with their littermates, young puppies begin to discover how to get along with other dogs through rough and tumble play supervised by their mother. For your new family member to grow into a balanced adult, it’s essential for your puppy to continue learning how to “speak dog” and make canine friends.
Puppy Play – Socialization
Doggie Central’s Puppy Play Sessions help you replace the experience of learning and socializing with littermates by bringing together groups of puppies up to twenty weeks of age. These youngsters learn how to get along with each other in a safe, indoor environment, supervised by both you the owners and a knowledgeable DC staff member. Even better than just playing with siblings, Puppy Play Sessions also introduce your puppy to a variety of other dog breeds and personalities. Add in the new sights, smells, and people, and a Doggie Central Puppy Play Session becomes an outstanding socialization tool.
Of course a Puppy Play Session is also a fantastic way to burn off some of that boundless puppy energy, which will help your puppy stay out of trouble at home and focus during formal training and informal teaching sessions.
Small and medium breed puppies may participate up to 20 weeks of age
Large breed and larger puppies may participate up to 16 weeks of age
First set of shots required (please bring vaccination record on your first visit)
Puppy play will set up a smooth transition after they’re twenty weeks old for your pup to participate in our small dog and open play sessions.
New Puppy Seminar
Thinking about getting a new puppy or just brought your new puppy home? This seminar is essential for all new puppy owners especially first time dog parents and will include everything you need to know to get your puppy started on the right track! Best of all it’s FREE!
Seminar topics will include:
- Puppy proofing your home
- Do’s and don’ts for successful crate training
- Common behaviour issues and how to solve them (nipping, biting, jumping)
- Nutrition and health advice
Puppy Foundations and Socialization Training Course
Puppies are eager to learn, work and please their new family . This 4- week interactive course will build a solid foundation for your puppy’s lifelong ability to learn in a fun and positive environment.
It is important to start training as soon as possible that is why these classes are designed specifically for puppies 8 -16 weeks(at start of course) in mind. Socialization and basic obedience skills are taught and discussed throughout the course. You will learn how to teach your pup the manners and skills you wish them to have to be a well-balanced, relaxed and sociable canine member.