Puppy Drop-In

Please Read Before Attending!

This is for you if you have a young puppy (24 weeks or younger) and are looking for safe, controlled socialization and exposure to other puppies and people. We recommend these sessions as a supplement to (and not a replacement for) Puppy Start Right group classes.

Our 16 week and younger group is for puppies not yet fully vaccinated.

Our 16-24 week group is for puppies with all their booster shots.

You MUST register your puppy prior to attending these sessions for screening purposes.

What Is It

30-minute sessions where young puppies will be able to explore and play.

These classes are “drop in” style and do not require enrollment into our group classes. However, registration is mandatory to secure your spot and to allow us to screen puppies for age and vaccination records. If you turn up without registration, your attendance will be subject to screening at the door and you may be turned away if we are at full capacity.


Why It’s Important

Puppies without complete vaccination should not be taken to dog parks or dog daycares mixed with adult dogs. Therefore, a puppy socialization class with strict age limitations in a sanitized environment is a crucial component to early socialization towards a variety of breeds of dogs.

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior believes it should be the standard of care for puppies to receive such socialization before they are fully vaccinated.

In 2008, the AVSAB released a position statement urging veterinarians to encourage clients to enroll in Puppy Start Right classes prior to 3 months of age. Download their position statement here.

Our free/by donation puppy drop in classes do not replace our Puppy Start Right group classes which provide much more in-depth socialization exercises. However, for those looking to supplement proper socialization classes with managed, safe play sessions, our Puppy Drop In sessions can meet this need.

When?

Sunday mornings:

10.00 am – 10.30 am (Under 16 weeks)

10.30 – 11.00am (16-24 weeks)

Friday Evenings:

6.45pm – 7.15pm (Under 16 weeks)

7.15pm – 7.45pm (16-24 weeks)

Where?

Baby D’s Home Daycare and Grooming at 29 West Broadway, Vancouver

Program Tuition:

Free of charge or by donation to our chosen charity