When: 2nd Saturday of each Month (July 14)
Class Limit: 10 dogs
Fee: Free with a donation to shelter (Must register)
Instructor: Caitlin Kuczko, CPDT-KA (Dog Guru Certified) and/or Donna Murray
Join us for our monthly Puppy Play Group!
Space is limited, so please register each month to participate. All members of the family are welcome. Please have one adult per puppy and one adult per child; youth 12 years and younger need to be accompanied by a parent.
Your puppy will learn how to properly and appropriately play with dogs of different sizes and breeds. We will conclude the event with Pass the Puppy which socializes your puppy to a variety of people and handling.
Properly socialize your puppy in a safe, secure, and sanitized environment. One aspect of puppy socialization is learning appropriate play with other puppies.
During this playgroup session, owners will learn how to:
- Read dog body language
- Identify appropriate play
- Identify a variety of play styles
- Set their puppy up for success
- Be proactive instead of reactive
Puppies should come with a flat collar or harness and a regular non-retractable leash.
Please bring a copy of vaccination records or scan them to your instructor; required – current on age appropriate vaccinations: (1-2) set of DAP or equivalent (DHPP), recommended – Bordetella shots.
|Under 4 Months (8 -15 weeks)||Over 4 months (4 – 10 months)|
|9:00 – 9:45 am||10:00 – 10:45 am|
Click Below to Register!
Registration ends the Thursday before playgroup. IMPORTANT: Before you can sign your dog up for a class, you must read and approve the Charleston Animal Society Dog Training Terms and Conditions CLICK HERE.My Puppy is Under 4 Months My Puppy is Over 4 Months
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While group play is great, it’s not for every dog. Your puppy may not benefit from or may not be appropriate for group play if they have a history of:
- Biting people or other animals
- Displaying reactivity, such as barking, lunging, or growling at other dogs or people
- Excessive fear or timidness of new people or situations
- Being easily over aroused/overstimulated by new situations
If any of these behaviors are seen in your puppy, it can be concerning, please contact us for a private training session immediately.
Dogs who exhibit the above are not bad dogs! These behaviors are inappropriate and incompatible with a group training setting. If these behaviors are displayed, your trainer may deem it necessary to ask you to leave class and seek private training. Your membership will be placed on hold until you have completed the proper private training needed. If you have questions about your dog’s eligibility, please contact Caitlin at 843-329-1568.