Modeled after veterinary behaviorist Dr. Ian Dunbar’s work and specifically designed for puppies ages 7-­12 weeks old, this comprehensive four week course is a great way to expose your new pet to novel sounds, sights, and textures. Also included in the course work is body handling and socialization with strangers, children, and other pups under the guidance of a skilled instructor, plus instruction on potty training and nipping. The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior has issued a position statement that the risks of under­-socialization greatly outweigh the risks of exposure to other pups.

Yappy Hour is designed as a revolving course so that puppies can join any week, maximizing the advantages of early intervention during crucial learning periods. Each week features supervised off­-leash play!

This meets on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm at Altadena Valley Animal Clinic! $125 for four weeks. Enroll Now!

Not able to meet with us on Tuesdays? We also offer in-home socialization sessions, too! These sessions include in-depth instruction on potty training, nipping, and chewing; practice interacting with moving objects; exposure to novel surfaces and objects; and a puppy socialization checklist for mom and dad! To schedule an in-home session, contact rebecca@lovethemtrainthem.com.

Advice for puppy owners from veterinary behaviorist Dr. Jen Summerfield, DVM, CPDT-KA:

Socializing Your Puppy: Why “Later” Is Too Late

Puppy Kindergarten vs Obedience Class: What’s the Difference

Socializing Crawford with things that feel funny, move, and sound funny

Frito & Nacho learning that new things aren’t so scary (and learning to come, too!)

Molly Goes through the tunnel!