Doggie Playgroups (currently unavailable)

All About My Dog offers classes designed to teach you about canine language and appropriate play so that you can see what is okay and what’s not – and how to fix it! Socialization is one of the most important things you can do for your dog so that he can learn his doggie manners and make friends with other dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Prepare for your Doggie Playgroup!

Important Requirement: Up-to-date medical records, including a negative fecal report dated within one year that states “no parasites seen,” must be submitted to us at least 72 hours prior to your first visit. See our Medical Requirements page to upload records and learn more. (There are no refunds or make-ups for classes forfeited due to missing or late fecal records.)

Upon Arriving at the Dog Center…
  • The entrance for arriving students is through the side door by the pea stones and red, white & blue fire hydrant.
  • Use our dog-friendly potty area if needed.
  • Wait by the side door until your trainer opens the door and invites you in. Do not enter through the front door.
  • Keep your dog leashed and close by your side at all times. Don’t approach other dogs.
What to Bring…
  • A 6-foot leash. (No retractable leashes. Anybody with a retractable leash will be asked to buy a standard one.)
  • A hungry dog! We’ll be using treats in class.
  • Healthy, soft treats. If you forget them, we have a great selection in our shop!
  • A treat pouch and/or pockets for your training items.
  • Poop bags. It’s a good habit to always have them with you.
  • Comfy clothes and athletic shoes – no high heels or boots, please!
  • An open and inquisitive mind. You’re likely to learn new information, and we want to make sure all of your questions are answered.

Doggie Playgroups

We separate these classes into the following categories:

  • Puppies under 6 months
  • Dogs of all ages
  • *Light & Bouncy dogs
  • *Big & Bold dogs

*If this is your first playgroup, email us before signing up to make sure your dog is eligible!

Our playgroups are as educational as they are fun – for your dog AND for you! This class involves hands-on guidance with a behavioral expert, so while your pup learns important social skills (like how to greet new friends and play appropriately), you’ll be learning how to read canine body language and how to communicate with your dog in a way that he can easily understand. We’ll teach you how to tell when something is okay, when it’s not, and how to fix it!

Socialization is extremely important for your dog. “Socializing” means taking the opportunity to give your pup exposure to different types of dogs, different personalities of dogs, and also lots of different kinds of people so that they grow up to be an experienced, confident and calm dog who can get along with anyone. Socialization is especially critical during the first year of life, though if your dog is older, never fear: these classes are designed to teach any dog of any age how to be a good team player!

NOTE: Playgroups are for current AAMD students and alumni who have taken Puppy 1-3, Good Dog 101-103, College Prep, or Masters classes.

BIG & BOLD and LIGHT & BOUNCY dogs: If this is your first playgroup, please email us before signing up to make sure your dog is eligible!

* Currently Unavailable *

No matter what, we guarantee that you’ll go home with a happily pooped pooch!

Note: This class is great on its own or as a complement to our regular training classes. Students are welcome to take this class as many times as they like: we will always be filtering in new dogs and adding new toys and tiny training challenges so you that both of you can always keep improving your skills and have a lot of fun!

Details

1 playgroup: $30


  • Playgroups are 45 minutes and meet only once.
  • Sorry, no make-ups available.

Prerequisites

  • For current AAMD students and alumni, or by invitation only. (You must have taken either Puppy 1-3, Good Dog 101-103, College Prep, or Masters classes.)
  • Non-students may be eligible after taking a Private Lesson.
  • No aggressive dogs allowed. If you have an aggressive dog please look at our behavior classes for fearful, reactive and aggressive dogs.
  • Up-to-date medical records, including a negative fecal report dated within one year that states “no parasites seen,” must be submitted to us at least 72 hours prior to your first visit. (There are no refunds or make-ups for classes forfeited due to missing or late fecal records.) See our Medical Requirements page to upload records and learn more.

  • Read our short Get Ready For Doggie Playgroups guide.