Every Saturday 9:00-9:30am  (30 minutes)
Cost:  FREE   For: 8-16 weeks & must have proof of 1st round vaccinations
REGISTER HERE   (Pre-Registration Required).
HUMANS must wear masks and social distance.

1. Easy sociability with friendly strange puppies, dogs, and all sizes & types of humans
2. Puppy to be extremely connected to you with intense eye contact and a strong desire to work with you.
3. Confident and brave.  Able to accept novelty and be confident on different surfaces.

Social Time. Drop by on Saturday mornings to socialize your puppy with other puppies and their owners!  You can walk them around our store for leash walking skills and you can get the puppies together for a good romp in our Puppy Playroom! You can work on  nice play styles and bite inhibition. We encourage everyone to pick up and handle all of the puppies during this time, so they become use to a wide range of humans.

What to Bring:
1. Puppy's Food - bring their lunch portion to use for rewards (puppies should eat 3 meals a day until they are 6 months old)
2.  Special Treats - easily digestible MOIST treats
3. Treat pouch or a jacket with pockets in them to easily dispense from
4. 6' Leash and puppy on a collar or harness (harnesses are a better option for puppies as their trachea is very weak)
5. Shot records - puppies need at least 1 round of shots to attend.

Before you come inside facility:  Please walk your puppy outside for a chance to potty in the back of the building

Who can come: During COVID, only 1 person (mask required) can come with the puppy.  You must PRE-Register before attending!   Register Here

In the meantime check out Master Puppy Training in Record Time, a FREE 
E-Book by Laura Bussing, CPDT-KA, CCFT, FP-MT

ASVAB Position Statement on Puppy Socialization 
AVMA Position Statement on Puppy Socialization

Once your puppy has reached 12 weeks of age,  you are invited to enroll in our award-winning Obedience for the Real World Classes -Click Here

All Puppy Classes are at the Salida location.


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SALIDA  LOCATION:             
235 W. Hwy. 50, Salida, CO 81201
(719) 539-4220
BUENA VISTA LOCATION:    410 S. Hwy 24, Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 966-5445
Salida: Mon-Sat 9 AM - 6 PM; Sun 10-4 BV: Mon-Sat 9a-6p; closed Sunday