Puppy Enrichment Hour

Bring your puppy to our unique weekly playgroup to socialize with other puppies and develop healthy play skills, with lots of hands-on guidance from our puppy trainers. We take frequent play breaks during the hour to work on other important socialization skills and confidence games such as:

  • Guardian-dog relationship building
  • Play-bite training
  • Jump inhibition exercises
  • Come-when-called (recall) games.
  • Enrichment training games that develop puppies’ brain power, confidence and ability to negotiate city life, such as learning how to ride a skateboard instead of chasing one.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn to distinguish what is healthy play and what is not
  • Polish your puppy’s play skills by being her referee and cheerleader

Every week is different, providing tons of fun socialization experiences for your puppy and enlightenment and amusement for you!

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour per week ongoing

Fees: $15; no pre-registration needed – please pay at the door

Class capacity: 15 (drop-ins accepted as space allows)

Location: 243 Alabama Street

Course prerequisites: Puppies must be under 18 weeks of age, 20 weeks of age if small breed (20 lb. or less adult weight) and have received their first 2 DHLPP vaccinations. Please bring a 4-6 foot leash; flat collar or harness; and lots of motivating training treats for your pup!

Upcoming classes:

  • Wednesday, February 26, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 5, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 12, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 19, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 26, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 2, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 9, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 16, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 23, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

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