Puppy/Older Puppy Playgroup – for puppies from 8 weeks to 6 months of age
At Positive Response we understand the importance of early socialisation of puppies as well as continued socialisation and good play skills into adulthood. Unsocialised puppies grow up to be un-socialised dogs with a myriad of behavioural problems that could all be easily avoided with regular interaction with people and other dogs.
For this reason we offer regular Playgroups. These Playgroups are FREE for all current Positive Response Clients. If you not currently booked in or attending one of our classes, you are WELCOME to attend Playgroup for a fee of $20 per play session. Click here to book into our courses.
Please note that vaccinations MUST be provided upon registration online or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If your puppy looks unwell do NOT bring them to play groups as this is how viruses can spread. Remember play groups are like school, an unwell puppy can make others unwell.
What to Expect – See Our Rules
- COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS – currently our puppy playgroups are people-free, you will drop your puppy off at our venue to our trainer and you can view the playgroup on FaceBook Live
- Must arrive 5 minutes prior to play
- Collar/harness and lead (removed prior to play and handed back to you upon entry)
- Please ensure you have liked our FACEBOOK page should weather cause us to cancel our play groups we will post up a notice. If it is raining classes still proceed but Playgroups WILL be cancelled.
If your puppy is unsuitable for Playgroup (fear aggressive or unable to cope in a large group environment etc.) If you are unsure if your puppy or dog will be suitable, please contact the office during office hours.
Not all puppies and dogs get along. Our qualified trainers will be actively observing the playgroup to intervene where necessary. Trainers are constantly assessing the dynamics of the group and may make decisions to separate, move a pup to the other play area, give a pup a “cooling off” period, or completely remove them from play. From time-to-time pups will let the others know if they have gone too far. If you have any concerns about the noises or play style of your puppy, don’t be afraid to chat to the staff as they observe your pup in play.
If your puppy is deemed unsuitable for playgroups,we can arrange alternative training.
Our Playgroups are scheduled on our Book Now page – you can enrol here.