Socialisation Sessions

When we all eventually emerge from lockdown, there will be many puppies who haven’t had the chance to socialise with other puppies, older dogs, and other people outside of their own household.
There will also be many older puppies who only had a small amount of socialisation before the shutdown. And many, many adult dogs who haven’t been around other dogs and people for quite some time.
These sessions will begin as soon as restrictions on social/public gatherings are lifted. It’s quite likely that these sessions would be held outdoors at first.
While well monitored, these sessions will have an informal atmosphere, with plenty of positive reinforcement and positive association strategies and techniques. Everything will be taken at each individual puppy or dog’s pace. Owners will also be encouraged to ask any advice about issues that might have arisen during or after the lockdown, such as Separation Anxiety.

I will be running three types of these sessions:
Young Puppy (Those who have had no socialisation at all)
Older Puppy (Those who only had a small amount before the shutdown)
Adult (Dogs who need some re-socialisation after the shutdown)

The fee is £39, which includes three socialisation sessions (starting as soon as restrictions on public/social gatherings are lifted), as well as weekly emails containing fun tips, tricks and activitites to do with your dog for the duration the lockdown; you'll start receiving these as soon as you book on.

To book onto the regular Puppy Course as well as the Young Puppy Socialisation Sessions, please go here (saving £16 on the usual combined fee).

To book onto the regular Novice Course as well as the Older Puppy Socialisation Sessions, please go here (saving £19 on the usual combined fee).

To book onto the regular Novice Course as well as the Adult Dog Socialisation Sessions, please go here (saving £19 on the usual combined fee).

The sessions will be held at St Edmund Campion Church Hall, Castlepoint, Bournemouth.
Starting as soon as restrictions on public/social gatherings are lifted. It’s highly likely these sessions would be held outdoors at first.

They will run for three consecutive weeks. First session: 30 minutes. Second session: 1 hour. Third session: 1 hour 30 minutes.

They'll be on either a Monday or a Tuesday evening, either between 6pm and 7.30pm, or between 7.30pm and 9pm (initial actual start time TBA) - please add your day and time-slot preference in the "Dog's Info" box when you book, as well as your dog's date of birth.

Young Puppy Socialisation Sessions
For younger puppies, who haven’t had the chance to receive any socialisation at all with other dogs during the lockdown. These will be run with the sole view to them receiving some safe, well monitored and controlled socialisation with each other. These will then expand to gradually mixing in older puppies (who had more of the early socialisation), and adult dogs, who I know have a completely sound temperament. These will be small groups, of about eight puppies initially, and it will all be done on lead to start with (not a huge "free-for-all"). Go here to find out more.

Older Puppy Socialisation Sessions
For older puppies, who only had a limited chance to receive some socialisation with other dogs before the lockdown. These will be run with the sole view to them receiving some safe, well monitored and controlled socialisation with each other. These will then expand to gradually mixing in younger puppies (who never received any early socialisation), and adult dogs, who I know have a completely sound temperament. These will be small groups, of about eight puppies initially, and it will all be done on lead to start with (not a huge "free-for-all"). Go here to find out more.

Adult Dog Socialisation Sessions
For adult dogs, to ease them back into mixing with other dogs after the shutdown. These will be run with the sole view to them receiving some safe, well monitored and controlled socialisation with each other. These will then expand to gradually mixing in older puppies (who had some early socialisation), and younger puppies (who never received any early socialisation). These will be small groups, of about eight dogs initially, and it will all be done on lead to start with (not a huge "free-for-all"). Go here to find out more.