Puppy Play & Learn Program (PPL)


"Expect nothing less for YOUR New Fur Baby!"  Cathie Tims, CPDT-KA 

Cathie's Canine Connection is the ONLY Puppy Play Group 

in New Westminster with an Accredited Dog Trainer. 

 Cathie brings 17 years of experience in canine observation, understanding and handling, critical to ensuring your puppy's experience is positive! 


Puppy Play & Learn is a PUPPY ONLY DROP-OFF Program.  Click here to watch a recent PPL group session.

We offer OPEN ENROLLMENT accepting puppies aged 9 weeks - 16 weekswith 1st shots and Bordetella (CIRDC), Kennel cough).  We may accept puppies up to and beyond 20 weeks, if shy / fearful and / or very small. 

In our Puppy Play & Learn groups, your puppy will learn healthy and appropriate play, have the opportunity to practice social skills and communication, explore new things, build their confidence, learn bite inhibition and so much more.  Pups don't actually have to play to learn, some are more comfortable observing where we will give them a safe space to do so.


One hopes that your puppy's breeder began your pup's critical early socialization long before coming home to you.  The 'window of opportunity' for optimum socialization closes as early as 12  weeks.  

Groups are carefully planned by Experienced Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Cathie Tims, to ensure that every pup has the best opportunity for a safe, positive and successful social experience.  

If you'd like to join our Puppy Play & Learn program, purchase your package  1, 2 or 3 sessions (scroll down).  Payment secures your pups spot for the next available session.  

Once completed* you will receive a confirmation of your order, and a welcome email with more information

* your pup must meet our vaccination requirements 
** we require at least 3 puppies to run a group

Location for PPL 


Play and Learn Sessions are 40 minutes long and are currently held on Wednesday & Thursday evenings at 6pm and 7pm 

held at Cathie's Canine Connection Training Center, 305 Cedar Street, New Westminster. BC

Sessions & Packages



ONE Session $19.25

TWO Sessions $34.50

THREE Sessions $45.75

"No Balanced Training, being ‘Alpha‘ or ‘Whispering’ here!" - Cathie Tims



"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
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