Rules and Registration

 for Free Puppy Playgroup

Thank you for joining us at You and Your Dog Training & Services. We are delighted to have you and your puppy join our playgroup. The following rules for puppy playgroup are to ensure the utmost enjoyment and safety for all puppy attendees:

  • Proof of up to date, age appropriate, vaccinations. At 6-8 weeks of age Distemper, parvovirus. At 10-12 weeks of age
    DHPP (vaccines for distemper, adenovirus [hepatitis], parainfluenza, and parvovirus). At 16-18 weeks DHPP and Rabies. If you take your dog to places other dogs congregate we strongly encourage the Bordatella vaccination as well. Please email a copy ahead of time.
  • Puppy is under 5 months of age* and puppy appropriate.**
  • Under normal times, families are encouraged to attend, with any person under the age of 8 years old needs a second adult. This has changed due to COVID-19. Only one person per dog is allowed in the room. Two handlers can attend from the same household two weeks after they are both fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and both need to self certify by signing page two of our COVID-19 Waiver of Liability attesting to this.
  • Please do not touch other people's puppies without permission.
  • If the puppies jump on you please ignore, many puppies are in training and their people appreciate other people ignoring jumping behavior.
  • Do not grab puppies. Let the trainer guide the play!
  • No treats or toys allowed out in the playgroup area.
  • If your puppy is showing any signs of illness before playgroup please cancel your reserved spot online.
  • Follow the trainer's instructions.
  • Please understand that playgroup does not come without risks.  Scientific research has shown that proper early socialization far exceeds the risks of injury or illness.  Here is a link to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior's position statement.
  • Follow our COVID-19 safety protocol.
  • Email your signed waivers BEFORE playgroup. Here is a link to our waivers and instructions for sending.
  • Anyone who chooses to not follow the above rules may be asked to leave.

*On occasion we have a surrogate adult dog whom has been tested for puppy tolerance and appropriate puppy communication skills.

**Not all puppies enjoy puppy playgroup, if your puppy is showing repeated stress signs they may have to leave playgroup to minimize their stress level.

Now hosting free playgroups at Milford Veterinary Hospital!

Space is limited, registration required

Please contact Ashley with further questions.

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