Free Puppy Play Dates | DSPCA

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DSPAC, Mount Venus Rd, Newtown, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Jan 5, 2019, 10:00:00 AM - Jan 5, 2019, 10:45:00 AM
Jan 5, 2019, 10:45:00 AM - Jan 5, 2019, 11:30:00 AM
Repeat: Weekly untill Dec 21, 2019
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**FREE Puppy Playdates every Saturday at the DSPCA**

Early puppy socialisation is critical. Puppies that grow up in isolation – both from other dogs as well as from a wide variety of humans – have a greater tendency to develop behaviour problems later in life such as fear-based aggression. Puppy play dates are a great way to socialise puppies.

Puppy Play Dates are 45-minute session providing puppies ages 8 weeks to Six month a safe and fun environment to learn social skills. Build a lifetime bond with your puppy while learning about puppy play and social development from a DSPCA Dog Trainer. These take place weekly and provide a wide variety of training opportunities.

Our goal is to provide an environment where puppies and their families feel safe and can learn. The moderating trainer is available for questions or concerns, so please don’t hesitate to make use of them as a valuable puppy parenting resource.

During Puppy Play Dates your puppy will display a range of behaviours including chasing, ‘wrestling,’ play growling, yips of excitement and yips meant to say ‘back off.’ This type of play is normal and occurred whilst your puppy was with his or her litter-mates and must continue with their peers throughout their puppyhood. Like people, puppies have a variety of personalities and play styles. However, in general puppies are ideally suited to safely teach each other the rules of canine engagement, to help other pups learn impulse or self-control, and to help pups develop good ‘bounce back’ skills. 

  • Time: 10am Junior Puppy Play Dates - Puppies up to 16 weeks
  • Time: 10.45am Senior Puppy Play Dates - Puppies from16 weeks to 6 months
  • Location: DSPCA Mount Venus Rd Rathfarnham Dublin 16

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