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Puppy Parties?!

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by mindymoo, Jul 27, 2009.


  1. mindymoo

    mindymoo PetForums Member

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    Was speaking to a woman who has a new puppy other day, she goes to my vets and advised me that they do puppy parties, what happens at these puppy parties?? Any clues??
     
  2. Nicky09

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    It's just basically an offlead run around really. Great for socialisation and the puppies love it.
     
  3. davehyde

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    yep, great fun for them.
    take plenty of treats and poo bags and tissues tho.
     
  4. mindymoo

    mindymoo PetForums Member

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    Will it be held at the vets ya reckon?
     
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    Generally it is which helps as well because then they don't just associate the vet with injections.
     
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    never heard of this what a great idea :thumbup1:
     
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    not to put a downer on it, but just be careful that it is well organised as i have heard horror stories about these where all the puppies were allowed off-lead at one time and there were about 9 puppies, with just one vet nurse supervising and a timid pup was jumped on by bigger pups and since then has been quite fearful. just make sure you keep a good eye on your pup and intervene if it looks things are getting too rough etc. maybe ask some questions to make sure that all the pups are under a certain age etc.

    they can be really good experiences for your pup if arranged well, so good luck and have fun!
     
  8. mindymoo

    mindymoo PetForums Member

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    Yeah thats a worry, I think aslong as there arent too many pups there and I can stay with her I would be happy, dont want to do anything to scare her :)

    Have any of you taken yours to puppy parties? Would you?
     
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    Hi we took our puppy poppy to a puppy party...... the party was held at our vets...... there was only 7 other pups there (thats max they allow at one party)all the pups had to have had their first vaccination and be under 12 weeks old......it was a fab idea as we met other puppy owners...and got some great advise about diet etc plus our local dog trainer was there so we booked our puppy classes too.....plus it was free.....:D.....next week it is Poppy's 6 month check up at the vets...cant believe how time has gone so quick.......
     
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    I think they are a fantastic idea. Alfie didn't get to go to one because we were ill with swine flu between him being 10 and 13 weeks old :mad:
     
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    Mika didn't like it very much lol! And he's usually great with other dogs - me thinks it was the environment of where the party was held (vets). I think puppy parties should be held in another place besides the vets clinic
     
  12. Cascara

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    Our puppy classes were held in a large hall with a trained supervisor/teacher. I didn't like the idea of the puppy classes held at the vets because of the slight risk of infection. Only one puppy was let off the lead at a time so that they all got to know each other before roly poly time lol and the bigger pups like my gsd we only allowed off with other larger pups to prevent the teenies being squashed in the exhuberant games :) It was great, in fact it was at the puppy class we found out our pup was deaf. That was a shock and a half!
     
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