Puppy Prime Time


  • Starts Jul 9
  • 100 US dollars
  • The Social Pup Play Room

Service Description

As far as puppy socialization goes, 8 - 12 weeks old is the prime of your puppy's life! This is a special time in a dog's life in which they are especially open to new experiences and new things, and it's the ideal time to give them positive socialization experiences. Puppies that are not exposed to a variety of people and things they will encounter in everyday life, are more prone to develop anxiety and fear.  Puppy socialization is all about making positive associations, and in this four week class, puppies have opportunities to meet and interact with unfamiliar people, objects, environments, sights, sounds, smells, and touch, in a way that is rewarding to them. Your puppy will also have the opportunity to see unfamiliar dogs at a distance as well as up close on our field trip days! (puppies will be safe from germs in puppy strollers provided by us). When we have at least two puppies of similar size in one class, there will be opportunities for puppy play time in our Play Room. By building these positive associations, we effectively build a calm, confident, and cooperative canine partner.  ​ You will learn: What to expect during puppyhood How to interpret dog body language How to provide optimal puppy socialization experiences safely How to meet all of your puppy's needs How to prevent problem behaviors  How to build desired behaviors An effective and positive method for puppy potty training An effective and positive method for puppy crate training ​Using this knowledge, you will train your puppy to: ​ Respond to name/come when called Move away from distractions Settle on a mat Wait quietly in a crate Walk on leash without pulling Greet people without jumping up Cooperate with routine care (body handling and husbandry procedures) This class takes place in a mixture of private and public settings. Week 1 is held in our Play Room. Weeks 2 - 3 meet in public spaces around Georgetown, to maximize puppies' exposures to novel stimuli. Strollers are provided at no additional charge for use during classes in public, and are required to protect the health and safety of all puppies. Week 4 meets at our Play Room again for graduation! **All puppies are screened for health and up-to-date vaccinations. Please be prepared to provide proof of Distemper/Parvo and Bordetella vaccinations at least 24 hours before the class. Please see our Waiver and Training Policies document on our booking form for more details.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 24 hours or more before the session or private lesson will be 100% refunded. Please e-mail info@thesocialpup.net to request cancellation, and allow 3 - 5 business days for processing of refunds. We cannot accept cancellations less than 24 hours before the start of class, but you may apply the purchase to a future class or private lesson(s). Please notify us immediately if you need to put your class on hold.

Contact Details



Georgetown, TX, USA