Free Puppy Play Groups

Chase and Pablo learning social skills

Free Puppy Play Group held this Saturday 3/12/11 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. and every other Saturday this Spring.

Portland Kennel Shop, Northgate
Shopping Center,
91 Auburn Street, Portland 797-0779

Puppies under 25 lbs are welcome to play in this supervised play group monitored by Canine Behavior Counseling.

Learn what is normal play, why bite inhibition is the most critical skill to teach your puppy, who is being a bully and how to give a puppy necessary feedback that he understands.  Many people think socialization only involves meeting other dogs, while that is a large part of socialization, it is only one part of the equation. Slowly introducing our puppies to the world we live in is vastly important.  So, I encourage you to take your puppy to as many new places as you can before he reaches 6 months.  Help your puppy associate each new place with something he LOVES, like a favorite food or play.  This will help your puppy grow into a balanced dog!