It is important that dogs learn how to behave off lead with other dogs, it isn't enough to take your dog to the field and let them off lead, how do you know if they are learning the right skills. Maybe the dog they are playing with doesn't know how to play correctly and is teaching your dog the wrong skills.
Puppy Playgroups - Under 4 Months (on the first session)
Bring your puppy along for a funfilled and educational puppy play session! Designed for puppies aged 2-6 months old and welcome straight after their first vaccination. Playgroups are not a free-for-all, your puppy will learn how to play appropriately with other puppies in a controlled and supervised environment. No booking is required, just turn up for a 20 minute session at just £3 per puppy.
How it Works..
We don't split up big and small puppies as many playgroups do. Big puppies need to learn to be careful and play gentle with little puppies, and little puppies need to gain confidence around big pupies and learn not to be scared or nervous (which is where 'small, snappy and yappy dogs' often develop from). Play needs to be appropriate and mutual - you jump on me, I jump on you -, over-the-top or very vocal play is discouraged using 'time-outs' and puppies are controlled from crowding or harrassing those that may be initially shy or worried.
Days and Times (please arrive promptly as once the session has started we are unable to let anymore puppies in)
Monday - 5:30pm-6:00pm
Tuesday - 5:30pm-6:00pm
Wednesday - 5:30pm-6:00pm
Thursday - 6.30pm - 7.00pm
Friday - 6:00pm-6:30pm
Saturday - 9:00am-9:30am
Sunday - 12:00pm-12.30pm
If you're new to puppy play and you think your puppy may be a bit shy, it would be best to attend a weekday session initially as the Saturday and Sunday sessions can get very busy!
Junior Playgroups - Over 6 Months (Outside)
Bring your dog along for a funfilled and educational doggy play session! Designed for dog aged over 6 months old (no upper age limit) and welcome providing your dog is sociable in a group of excitable dogs. Playgroups are not a free-for-all, your dog will learn how to play appropriately with other dogs in a controlled and supervised environment. You will need to book and pay inadvance as we can only accommodate 1 new dog per play session and these sessions are very popular. Any new dogs over the age of 6 months must be neutered and will require an assessment with a trainer alongside the session. These are chargable at their 121 price for the 30 minute assessment (£17-£20 Junior playgroups take place outside in the floodlite field. Wellies are reccommended during the winter months, and we have a bath for you to rinse off any dirty dogs at the end, this use of which is chargable, please ask at the centre for details.
Days and Times
Booking and payment required to reserve your spot, dogs MUST be good with other dogs.