This session is designed for puppies 4-6 months of age to continue to work on skills started in Social Puppy 1 – or to get you started now! Puppies at this age are transitioning into adolescence, gaining strength and endurance, and their play style with both dogs and humans is changing accordingly. Particular attention is paid to reading body language, evaluating play, knowing how and when to interrupt and manage off-leash play. We will use short periods of off-leash time to practice human as well as canine skills.
Note: Social Puppy 1 & 2 are held in the same room at the same time (separated as necessary). Session is 50 minutes/week for 5 weeks. Cost is $110, payable online at registration or by cash or check at the start of the first class.
Registration is limited to 8 puppies. Depending on puppies’ ages, play styles, needs, or the number of people looking to register, I may occasionally break class into two time frames on the same evening.
Your puppy must be healthy and up to date on all core vaccinations or titers required for his/her age. Please check with me if there is any question about your puppy attending class. Pre-registration and proof of vaccination/titers is required for all classes. Tip: try to avoid having your puppy vaccinated within 2 days of class, to ensure optimal comfort and interest.
Equipment allowed: flat buckle or martingale collars, 4-6 foot leash, harnesses, and head collars only, please. Children that are 5 years and older are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.
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SHY PUPPY option: Occasionally puppies need a little extra support to become comfortable with their peers and older dogs. When I have at least a few puppies in need, I will run a separate class structured to allow these pups to gain confidence with other dogs in their way, at their pace. Also covered: how to introduce shy pups to objects and anything else that may concern them, and how to address their reaction when they do become overwhelmed. This is meant to be a supplement to, not a substitute for, Social Puppy; not all material covered is the same. Contact me with questions.