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Puppy playgroups

We offer a number of playgroups and socialization opportunities for your puppy, which can help build confidence and provide training opportunities. There is a $10 fee per session for the general public; $7 for current Training School students.

Schedule

Puppy playgroups take place on Saturdays at our Golden Valley location. Please park at the rear of the building and enter through the Boarding and Training entrance.

  • Small Breed Tween Playgroup: 9 a.m.
    (for puppies 4-6 months old)
  • Large Breed Tween Playgroup: 9:45 a.m.
    (for puppies 4-6 months old)
  • Large Breed Puppy Playgroup: 10:30 a.m.
    (for puppies 2-4 months old)
  • Small Breed Puppy Playgroup: 11:15 a.m.
    (for puppies 2-4 months old)

Playgroup details

You and your dog must arrive and be checked in within the first 15 minutes of the playgroup session. Dogs arriving after the first 15 minutes will not be allowed in. There is a limited amount of space in playgroups; admittance is based on a first-come, first-served basis. A minimum of four dogs is required to hold playgroup.

All dogs must have proof of current vaccinations. We require distemper/parvo for all dogs. If your dog is three months old or older, we also need rabies and bordetella. If you are unsure about your dog's vaccinations, please call ahead at 763-489-2217.

Pottying your dog before playgroup is essential! We recommend toileting your dog before you get in the car, and also after you arrive. Leave enough time for your pet to relax enough to eliminate. Feeding your pet after playgroup rather than before can reduce the number of poop accidents. Owners of dogs that mark must bring their pets in a belly band or sani-panties. We will stop all play while you clean up after your pet’s accident. Help us keep accidents to a minimum.

 Learn more about our training program, starting with Puppy Kindergarten, to help your puppy become a well-rounded family member. 

Questions?

If you have question about puppy playgroup, call 763-489-2217 or email training@animalhumanesociety.org.