Puppy Play & Learn, Group Socialization Program with Guardian Participation!
Every Wednesday evening 5:30pm and 6:45pm &
 Every Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm and 4:45pm.

Your Puppy's First Session is FREE!
***  For Puppies, Aged 9 to 20 Weeks ***  

To Claim your Puppy's FREE Session Now, simply follow these Easy Steps! 

Step 1
It's SO Easy to Join!

Click  >>> HERE <<< to Complete our Puppy Intake Form.  

When Complete, your puppy will be automatically enrolled in the very next PPL Session!

Step 2
NEXT Check your email!
There you'll find our 'Welcome to PPL' email with more detailed info. (check your spam if not found)

Every Monday you'll get a reminder email about the upcoming Wednesday PPL sessions, and also on Friday about the upcoming Sunday PPL sessions.   
Step 3
Bring your Puppy for some Fun! 
Every Tuesday evening, you will get an email with the complete PPL schedule, your puppy's placement for the upcoming Wednesday Sessions, and on every Saturday evening, for the upcoming Sunday sessions . This email will include our  location and instructions, also outlined below.  

Why do we accept puppies so young, and before having all their shots? 

Because, the optimal period for positive early learning, socialization, ends at only 12 weeks of age!
Click  >>> HERE <<< to read the * A.V.S.A.B Position Statement on Puppy Socialization.

What is Puppy Play & Learn (PPL)?   

Puppy Play & Learn is exactly how it reads.  It's Puppy Play, with Purpose!

Puppy Play & Learn is NOT a Free-For-All Puppy Party, where puppies may be poorly managed, easily overwhelmed, become scared, and develop poor social skills.

Guardians get to watch & participate, while also learning to observe their own puppy and the others while they safely:

  • Meet new People, and often young children 
  • Meet other puppies  
  • Practice their dog / dog social skills 
  • Play and / or observe other puppies 
  • Learn to share toys, space, and their humans
  • Experience novel objects,  surfaces and sounds 
  • Build confidence
  • Learn to inhibit their bite through play
  • Learn body awareness
We also take breaks and share techniques with guardians around how to help their puppies learn to settle themselves, and to lay calmly in proximity to the others, without always having the expectation of play.  A Calm Puppy is Priceless! 

Our Puppy Play & Learn groups are carefully planned with no more than 6 puppies per group. Puppies are grouped by size, age, and temperament.  With upwards of 24 puppies coming through our group socialization program each week...

Cathie's Canine Connection & Co. Inc., IS the most popular 'Local Destination for Puppy Socialization' in New Westminster and surrounding areas of  Burnaby, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and North Surrey and North Delta.

~   We are making a difference in Canine Communities ~

How does Puppy Play & Learn (PPL) work?

Upon entering the facility, guardians with their puppies are directed to sit in a specific area, while keeping their puppy on leash, until all gates and doors are locked.  

Next, through thoughtful integration and staff supervision, puppies leashes are removed and they can begin to move about the area, and meeting one another.  Guardians remain seated while the trainer narrates and describes the puppies social interactions, and body language.   We may ask Guardians to participate. 

These positive experiences significantly help to shape young puppies into confident and happy puppies, so as they continue moving through development, they are in the best position for success.

Especially Shy or Fearful Puppies receive extra support.  They may held in our arms, or may be nearby with their guardian in a separate comfortable and safe area, able to observe the other puppies.  

Later, these pups may be gently introduced to one, or more hand picked puppies, (by the trainer), always ensuring that their experience is positive and successful.  

Extra bouncy puppies, are just as important to support.  Staff may pause play with gentle interruptions, and / or create space to lower arousal levels. 

It is truly amazing to watch each and every puppy's transformation, often over just a few sessions. 

Training Center 
 305 Cedar Street,  New Westminster, BC 

*Days & Times:  
Every Wednesday @ 5:30pm & 6:45pm 
Every Sunday @ 3:30pm & 4:45pm

Sessions are 40 minutes long, with a short outdoor potty break mid way. 

 *subject to change

To Purchase Additional Sessions

ONE Session $29.95

TWO Sessions $57.95

THREE Sessions $79.95

"Cathie and her team are amazing trainers with tons of valuable knowledge, any pup or older dog is in great hands with her!"
—Manda Beth
"Puppy play and learn is super helpful for puppy socialization! Cathie is great!"
—Dorota Staszczak