Clients love our playgroup!
It’s like a dog park but safer, and educational.
You and your dog will receive quality socialization. Our groups are not over-crowed free for alls. Guardians learn about dog play and body language, and how to safely manage dogs off lead. We offer best practice dog/human ratios and optimal duration (45 mins). Our goal is for you AND your dog to enjoy your time with us, to build confidence in social settings, and learn about positive play skills and dog behavior.
Our playgroups are monitored by a certified dog trainer and behavior expert. Guardians have the unique opportunity to ask questions about dog play or behavior live in action. Our playgroups are fun, safe, transparent, educational and effective. We use positive methods only, so there is no risk to your dog developing behavior issues on our watch!
We also offer group training classes exclusively to our playgroup dogs. We have been running playgroups weekly for over a decade.
Playgroups are held in a large fenced field (plenty of room to run!). Your dog will have wonderful socialization experiences off lead in a beautiful clean environment, and you will too! Playgroups are designed for friendly, well socialized dogs. Fearful or aggressive dogs, need to start with private training.
Dogs over 18 weeks old must start with a 10-15 minute assessment. This allows us to ensure playgroup is a good fit, and group everyone by play style, age, and size in mind.
Assessments are $25. If your dog is a good fit for playgroup, you can use $10 of that assessment cost towards the cost of your first playgroup.
- Puppies between 10 and 16 weeks may start without an assessment. Please fill out the intake form and send us your Vet documents.
- If your dog hasn’t attended within 5 months, they must be re-assessed.
Please read our company policies and agreements in full before booking an assessment. LINK
All bookings are made in advance. Spots are limited. No drop ins please.
Membership Benefits & Options
Member benefits include:
- Priority bookings
- Discount on group training classes
3 month membership:
Single dog – $278
Two dogs – $514
6 month membership:
Single dog – $500
Two dogs – $899
All bookings are made in advance by email after your dog has been assessed on a first come first serve basis. Limited spots are available. No drop ins please.
Single benefits include:
- Allow you to test the play waters
- No worries about your membership expiring
- No need for priority booking or discount on group training classes
Single dog- $27
Two dogs – $54
All bookings are made in advance by email after your dog has been assessed on a first come first serve basis. Payment is due at the time of booking to secure your spot. Limited spots are available. No drop ins please.
This is a special extra learning opportunity available exclusively to our playgroup participants.
Each month we will hold playgroup PLUS to work on a chosen topic, like recall or manners behaviors in a group setting. You will receive homework and video demos in advance to get you started on the training in the quiet environment of home, and then we will meet in-person with fellow playgroup PLUS dogs to work on their training around distractions. This is a fantastic way to ‘proof’ behaviors for the real world with a qualified trainer to coach you on your technique. Or use it as a refresher if a behavior has gotten rusty!
Groups are kept very small so you receive plenty of one-on-one coaching. The date and topic for Playgroup PLUS will be announced at the beginning of each month via email and social media.
$50 for non-membership holders
$22 for members
Covid 19 – Please do not attend if you or anyone in your home is sick or has symptoms.