Pandemic Puppies get Social

The GTHS is excited to offer brand new education and socialization opportunities for puppies and their partners to build a strong foundation during key developmental times in their life.

Play is an important part of a puppy’s social development and a critical period in your dog’s socialization between the ages of 8-16 weeks of age. Dog play and socialization provides your dog with an outlet for their puppy energy, but it also helps with teaching a puppy how to handle social interactions with other dogs.

Our new drop-in puppy playgroup will allow your puppy to interact with other canine companions in a safe environment while developing inter-species communication skills. Each playgroup is facilitated by our Certified Behaviour Specialist who will help you establish what is appropriate and not appropriate dog play. Owners will get to learn about canine body language and get advice on some common puppy issues such as: nipping, jumping up, house training, crate training and much more. An added bonus is that your puppy will go home tired and happy!

Read what one of our clients had to say:
“I loved the puppy playgroup! I think this is such a great addition to the GTHS programming. It was really great for Honey to be around other puppies (and not just the older dog she lives with) and to see how she didn’t quite know what to do at first. I’m very interested in seeing her growth over each week!”

Duration: 45 minutes
Day: Running weekly every Thursday
Time: 5:00pm to 5:45pm
Price: $25 dollars per session
Class Size: 8 max

Register here!

Have you recently welcomed a new puppy into your home? We have a fantastic free resource which offers tips on potty training, crate training, and more!

The Georgian Triangle Humane Society Dog School was developed to provide canine educational opportunities to dog owners in the Georgian Triangle area. Canine learning helps to strengthen dog-guardian bonds, build trust and promote successful relationships. The GTHS Dog School offers affordable opportunities through outdoor group obedience classes and interactive workshops. All proceeds from the GTHS Dog School go towards supporting GTHS programs and services.

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