We are helping to shape local young puppies into confident and happy puppies, so that they are in the best position for success as they continue moving through development.
Groups are carefully planned with no more than 6 puppies, paired by size, age, and temperament. Our trained volunteers, up to two additional staff per group session, are invaluable in supporting the trainer, and love the extra puppy cuddles.
With upwards of 24 puppies coming through our group socialization program each week... Cathie's Canine Connection IS the most popular 'Local Destination for Puppy Socialization' in New Westminster, and surrounding areas, including Burnaby, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Surrey.
During Puppy Play & Learn You'll get to watch, learn and observe your puppy while it safely:
Especially Shy or Fearful Puppies are held in our arms for comfort and a sense of safety, slowly integrated and carefully managed, to ensure the experience is positive and successful.
- Meets new People
- Meets other puppies
- Practices dog / dog social skills
- Plays or safely observes other puppies in play
- Experience Novel objects / surfaces and sounds
- Build confidence
- Learn to inhibit their bite through play
- Learn body awareness