*Proper* socialization is THE most important component of raising a puppy!
Young puppies have a critical window that can close before 18 weeks of age. During this critical socialization period your pup must be exposed to anything your would like them to cope well with as an adult. Under socialized puppies will have behavioral problems.
During supervised puppy play we will create purposeful, positive associations with new sights, sounds and smells. We will let your pup have healthy play with other dogs and people, and allow them space when they need it. We will teach you when and how to interrupt play and every new puppy parent will learn about canine body language to ensure two way communication as you step into puppy class.
Classes are beginning now in NW DC. Here are the details:
- Puppies 9 weeks to 6 months of age are welcome.
- Proof of first round of distemper & parvovirus vaccinations (DAPP) are required.
- Please keep your puppy home if he or she is sniffling, sneezing, coughing, has a runny nose, diarrhea, or shows any other signs of illness.