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Puppy Social

In-person Puppy Social at our Training Center in Rockville, MD

  • For puppies 8 weeks to 6 months of age, or with the instructor’s permission.
  • Please only sign up for one time slot per puppy.

“I have come to trust Your Dog’s Friend as an authority on all things dog, and the all-positive training has been terrific. If I could give the place 6 stars, I would!”
 – P.B., Washington, DC

About this Class:

This is a Special Puppy Socialization and Enrichment Event, great to do in conjunction with your puppy classes and Puppy Parties!

Introducing your puppy to novel items and experiences is a key part of their development. Providing them with positive, early exposure to new things helps build their confidence. We’ll introduce your puppy to novel equipment at their pace. Giving your puppy positive experiences with fun new things helps them become confident and well-adjusted dogs.

Unlike Puppy Party, there won’t be puppy play with other puppies. Play with other puppies is just one small part of the whole picture of socialization. The goal of socialization is to introduce your puppy pleasantly to the world around them, at their own pace.

In your one-on-one guided session, we’ll give your puppy a chance to explore equipment and items they might not otherwise have the chance to experience. We’ll do age-appropriate introductions to agility equipment like a shortened version of the dog walk, the tire, going through jump bars, and several mini tunnels! Puppies will be able to explore wobbly discs, a ball-filled pool, the hall of streamers, and walking on all sorts of different surfaces. Learn how to properly introduce your puppy to things that may make them unsure and help them gain confidence.

Instructor:

  • Melissa Dilla (Metropolitan Dog)

Fee: 

  • $35: one session,  15-minutes, one-on-one, guided session

Upcoming Classes

 

Please click here to see which Puppy Social time slots are available.

Puppy Social, like Puppy Party, often fills quickly, but we do occasionally get cancellations and last-minute openings. Please check back from time to time if you’re hoping for a spot, or feel free to send us an email at [email protected] to inquire about openings. We also sometimes post about last-minute openings on social media, so feel free to connect with us on Facebook and Instagram!

Class fees help support the free programs and services provided by Your Dog’s Friend, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and supporting dog parents.

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