Older Puppy Play & Learn
No class at this time. Please let us know if you are interested.
May 11, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.
(Ends June 29th. No class
5/25 and 6/8.)
This class is for puppies from 5 to 9 months of age who are very dog-friendly.
Why is Playtime Serious Business?
important to allow your puppy plenty of time to play and to
interact with other puppies and dogs. Socialization training
is vital to making your puppy a good canine citizen and
teaches your pup to not be fearful around other dogs. A properly
socialized dog learns how to play properly with other dogs,
and overly aggressive play is corrected by the other puppies
in the play group so the each puppy learns appropriate play and bite inhibition.
and adequate socialization and programs of positive training
can go a long way to preventing behavior problems and improving
bonding between you and your dog. While the first three months
is the most important socialization period in a puppy’s life,
owners of puppies that have passed this milestone are strongly
encouraged to continue to socialize their puppies to as many
people, pets, and locations as is practical.
Is it All Just Fun and Games?
While play is important and puppies are learning while playing, we will frequently interrupt play to work on attention, focus and some basic obedience skills. It's important that your puppy learns that play is a reward for paying attention and listening to you. Also, puppy play is healthier when it is frequently interrupted to allow your pup the time to take a break, chill out and learn to settle down. This also helps teach impulse control, a handy skill for your young one to know!
Course fee :
-$130 for 6 sessions. You must register in advance.
-$25 per session if you choose to pay-as-you-go (as long as there is room in class).