this month -
should you choose to accept
- is to learn
how to provide or host a
Can you imagine anything more fun?
Start with puppies younger than 12 weeks of age
until you have experience, then offer to puppies up to 4 1/2
are typically one hour
long with about 20 minutes of puppy
place, pass the puppy gentling exercises, a demonstrations
such as how to teach sit using a food lure, and about 15
minutes of questions and answers.
Host the puppy party during a lunch hour or after
hours. Use baby gates and exercise pens as needed
to create a play area that is at least
12 feet by 10 feet. Have a spray bottle of
clean up solution, paper towels, and treats available.
puppy DayCare, use any room or large run to
allow young puppies to socialize and learn important early
lessons on how to "talk dog." Puppy teeth rarely do
any damage. If one puppy is a "bully"
(continues to solicit
play or hump a puppy that does not welcome the contact) do
NOT scold. Simply provide a
minute "time out." The
time out wiill help the puppy settle down
and learn that play stops when it gets too rough.
puppies body language during play - pointing out
play bows, tail position, role playing - top versus bottom
dog, fear and confidence.
For pass the puppy, get out treats,
have everyone sit on the floor and
turn providing gentle handling with treats. (This can
be done by your team or with the pet parents.)
Advertise these parties as fun for participation or simply
to watch. Watch how this service becomes a reason for
people to visit your location. Puppies
learn to LOVE visiting
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