Why do dogs play? The short answer is because it's fun. But play serves a number of important roles.
Whilst there’s a lot we still don’t understand about play, it seems that play is important for learning both social skills (how to behave with other dogs) and motor skills (how to move their bodies) (Sommerville et al, 2017). Play can help puppies and dogs learn how to deal with unexpected things happening such as when they get knocked over. In turn this can help them regulate their stress response when tricky things happen, so that they are more resilient.
The social skills learned in play can help them to have good social relationships with other dogs when they are older. This actually applies to their relationship with us, too; when dogs play with their guardian, it helps to build a stronger relationship.
THESE ARE 45-MIN MONITORED SESSIONS WHERE DOGS CAN EXPLORE THEIR PLAY STYLES, NOT ALL PUPPIES OR DOGS ARE SUITABLE FOR THESE SESSIONS SO WE WILL DISUCSS THIS WITH YOU AT A SESSION IF WE THINK YOUR DOG WILL FIND IT BETTER TO EXPLORE OTHER OPTIONS. IF YOUR DOG OR PUPPY HAS SHOWN ANY FRUSTRATION TOWARDS OTHER DOGS, PLEASE MESSAGE US FIRST.
Please bring a photo of your dog's vaccinations or you will not be allowed in the session for the first session
No entire males over 12-months old
No females in season
If your dog is not used to being off-lead or has shown any frustrations towards other dogs, you must contact us first.
we reserve the right to turn away or ask you to leave with your dog if we see any signs of behaviour for concern, this is in your dog's best interest.
As there will be dogs running around at speed, attendance of you and anyone in your party is completely at your own risk.
These are held at our Wallasey venue once a month
Saturday 10:45 am - Small dog play (up to cocker spaniel size)
Sessions cost £6 and you can book your place below
to find our Wallasey Venue please check out the map and details here