Saturday Morning Puppy Playgroups
Puppy Playgroups are temporarily on hold and will resume sometime after the holidays.
Socializing your puppy is all about teaching them that the world is a safe place, and that new experiences, people, and other animals don't have to be scary.
Naturally, puppies continue to learn throughout their lives, but a puppy who is not socialized early can be more fearful and more likely to act cautious, nervous, and shy around unfamiliar people, animals, and situations. When a puppy is introduced to new sights and sounds in a positive way, he'll grow up smarter, healthier, and more confident.
We offer complimentary Puppy Playgroup to help with socialization for puppies from four months old to one-year, within the weight guidelines listed below.
Our playgroups are held every Saturday unless we are having an event that day.
- 10:30 - 11:00 group – up to 24lbs.
- 11:00 - 12:00 group – 25lbs. – 50lbs.
All puppies must be up to date on their puppy vaccines and bring proof of all vaccinations.
*Puppies and owners attend playgroups at their own risk.
Puppy Playgroup rules:
- Owners must bring a current copy of age-appropriate vaccination record.
- As the puppy ages, owners must bring in a copy of their updated vaccination record.
- All dogs & their owners participate at their own risk.
- Playgroup size is limited to 10 puppies at a time, on a first come first served basis.
- For safety reasons, no aggressive or reactive puppies please.
- Only one person in the playroom per puppy.
- All puppies must be on a leash.
- Sorry, no children under 13yrs. allowed in the playroom while playgroup is going on.
- Playgroups will be canceled if we have an event that day at the store.
- FYPO has the right to ask your dog to leave if we feel your dog is over stimulated or has had enough and is a safety concern to other puppies and/or owners.
As with any type of group social setting like boarding kennels, daycare facilities, dog parks, dog training groups, and dog shows, exposure to respiratory illness such as kennel cough can happen. It can spread through airborne droplets, direct contact (like touching noses), or contaminated surfaces.
We disinfect all toys and the playroom between groups for these reasons, but because Kennel Cough’s incubation period is 2-14 days, your puppy may attend a playgroup and not show signs of anything until a few days later.
Symptoms may include a strong cough, often with a “honking” sound (the most obvious symptom), runny nose, sneezing, lethargy, loss of appetite and/or low fever.
If your puppy is showing any of those symptoms, please do not bring them to playgroup and follow up with your veterinarian.