Puppy socials are designed to provide your puppy companion with controlled, positive interactions with other puppies and puppy parents in a safe environment. They also allow you the opportunity to discuss puppy challenges you and your family are having with your new family member. Ask the Behavioral Medicine Team about house training, chewing, mouthing, jumping or other behaviors that you need help addressing while giving your new canine family member the chance to play and interact with other dogs and unfamiliar people. Come to a single session or come to each session until your puppy reaches 22 weeks of age. Puppy socials will help give you and your new puppy the tools to have a long, successful relationship.
This is a half-hour play and socialization session with members of the Behavioral Medicine Team, including board-certified veterinary behaviorist Shana Gilbert-Gregory and technicians Carol Creamer and Jeanie Tomasselli (both certified trainers), and is designed to set your new puppy up for success as an adult. The behavioral medicine team will review how to socialize your puppy safely and effectively to new people, animals, and the environment. Socialization is critical to ensure your puppy grows up to be a confident, well-acclimated adult. Behavioral Medicine team members will answer your questions about puppy behaviors and help facilitate positive interactions between your puppy and the other puppies and puppy parents attending class.