Sunday, August 29, 2010

Puppy Socialization At Petco

Photo by Lars Christiansen

One of the most challenging tasks as a dog owner is to properly socialize your dog. If your puppy is naturally shy or skittish a puppy socialization class is a great way to go.

Petco Puppy Socialization Classes

One of the best ways to exercise your dog is by having a play session. Petco Pet Stores offers free puppy socialization classes. Petco has stores located all over the United States. It builds their tolerance of other dogs and gives the owner a sense of how well your dog can adjust in unfamiliar situations.

It's a great way for your dog to be social and will be a good base to build upon when your take it to other places like parks, beaches and campgrounds. Homer, Cookie and Gigi seemed to enjoy this and I learned quite a bit about his interactions in a controlled environment. He seems to like his room and is better suited for a dog park or the local dog beach.

If you would like to see if Petco offers a puppy socialization class in your area, you'll want to check out their store locator.

Let's Discuss!

Have you been to Petco's socialization classes? What was the greatest benefit for your dog?


  1. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this. I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful for me. Thanks!

  2. We took our puppy to Enfield store, but there were no puppies...

    1. Sometimes it takes awhile for the word to get out. Another good way to meet other puppies your dog's age is to go through

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