Puppy Pals

We are now offering a Puppy Pals socialisation group, specifically for puppies. We provide a safe space within which your puppy can make new friends, under the experienced eyes of our trainers we will ensure your puppy is able to learn how to interact with other canines in a polite manner, whilst having fun and of course exercise and mental stimulation. This is particularly essential for young puppies, but also older puppies and adults dogs should be able to continue their socialising with others.

They will be with us for a minimum of 1.5 hours exploring, interacting and learning new skills with humans and their puppy pals. Videos will be sent directly to you as well as a report on how they got on and tips for their continued development.

Only £15.00 including VAT per session. Weekly sessions every Wednesday at 2pm and Thursday at 2pm and 4pm.

  • Socialisation is creating as many different, positive, safe and fun experiences for a puppy as possible as early as possible in their life.
  • Socialisation prevents surprises and scary experiences later on in their life by building resilience.
  • Research shows that dogs that experience varied socialisation at a young age are easier to live with and train. They are also more relaxed and healthier.
  • The optimal socialisation period for puppies is between 3 and 16 weeks of age. Socialisation is a continuous process throughout the dog’s life, but the potency of the positive experiences lowers as the puppy matures. But it is never too late to start!
  • Dogs that are socialised well during this period are less likely to display behavioural problems and therefore less likely to be surrendered to rescue centres or euthanized.
  • As positive experiences are so vital it is important that a puppies interactions with other well socialised puppies and older dogs is well organised and monitored. This prevents any scary experiences or bullying from happening, ensuring a fun experience for all.
  • Puppies that experience safe and positive interactions with other dogs and people are less likely to become bored and entertain themselves by practising destructive and undesirable behaviours.

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Weekday Class Times

Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds

Monday afternoons 2.45pm - 3.45pm (Beginner)

Monday afternoons 4.00pm - 5.00pm (Beginner)

Monday evenings 5.15pm - 6.15pm - (Beginner)

Monday evenings 6.30pm - 7.30pm - (Beginner)

Wednesday evenings 6.30pm - 7.30pm (Beginner)

Thursday evenings 6.00pm - 7.00pm - (Beginner)

Friday evenings 6.00pm - 7.00pm - (Intermediate)

Weekend Class Times

Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds

Saturday mornings 9.30am - 10.30am - (Beginner)

Saturday mornings 10.45am - 11.45am - (Intermediate)

Saturday afternoons 12.15pm - 1.15pm - (Beginner)

Saturday afternoons 1.30pm - 2.30pm - (Advanced)

Saturday afternoons 3pm - 4pm - (Intermediate)

Saturday afternoons 4.15pm - 5.15pm (Beginner)

Online classes

via Zoom

Saturday mornings 9.30am - 10.10am - (Beginner)

Saturday mornings 10.30am - 11.10am - (Intermediate / Advanced)

Puppy pals

Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds

Wednesday afternoons 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Thursday afternoons 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Thursday afternoons 4.00pm - 5.30pm

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