Safe, Fun Socialization and Play Skill Development
Up until 18 weeks of age every experience (good and bad) is impressionable to a puppy and can linger with them for the rest of their lives. Puppy play must be done in a safe & controlled manner to ensure that each puppy is building a long-lasting positive association.
Authentic Canine’s Puppy Socials offer a safe and fun opportunity for puppies to experience social interactions including slow introductions for shy pups and play sessions when they feel ready. Along with puppy play, these weekly sessions also include exploration of different surfaces, noises and objects. We strive to create a safe atmosphere where puppies are allowed to warm up at their own pace to help them become happy, confident dogs!
For additional puppy socialization and training,
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour (AVSAB) recommends socializing puppies before their second set of vaccinations. They suggest that the benefits of early socialization strongly outweigh the risks of contracting an illness before their second set of shots. Read the full AVSAB position statement on puppy socialization.
Age 8 weeks to 18 weeks
Puppy has been home with you at least 7 days (to allow time to acclimate to their new family)
On track with puppy vaccination schedule. Records must be provided prior to attendance.
Located at K9HQ Doggy Daycare Plus
102-721 Station Ave, Langford
THURSDAYS at 4:00pm
$25 + GST
Pre-registration is required to secure your spot each week.
If hoping to book a day and don’t see availability on the booking calendar, please Join Our Waitlist so we can contact you if a spot opens up!
Samantha was excellent with Crickett. It was Crickett’s first time at a puppy social, and she loved it. Thanks to Samantha
Samantha is great at facilitating these sessions, and for her information! The length of sessions is great, longer than others in town, which means more time learning. The space includes fun objects to interact with, as well as just the puppies. I am learning about my dog specifically in a controlled way. Also, the puppy LOVES being in the pen.
Learned a lot in just 1 hour. This lady really knows a dog’s behaviour and reactions. I’ve signed up for two other courses as well. Looking forward to a well-trained pooch
REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY
All puppy socials are non-refundable. Sessions may be cancelled or rescheduled up to 1 week prior to the session date. If less than 1 week prior, cancelling or rescheduling will be possible only if we are able to fill your spot (exceptions will be made for emergencies). For cancellations within the allotted time frame, a credit will be issued for the full amount.