Puppy drop-off classes allow puppies to get the socialization they need while their humans maintain social-distancing practices. This video offers a peek at what happens when the humans are away and the puppies can play!
Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP) Meaghan Summerbell Burggraf says, “We are running drop-off socialization sessions as an add-on to classes. There is one staff member per three puppies and three to four play areas are provided. Parents drop off the puppies during a fifteen-minute window and the puppies play for 45 minutes. We play noises in the background, such as traffic sounds and the sounds of kids playing, and present different obstacles. We use lots of cheese and hot dogs to reward sits and recalls, provide peanut-butter Kongs at break time, and live-Zoom the play sessions for the parents (which they love)!”
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