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Playgroups

 

Play is an important part of a dog’s development. It provides an outlet for exercise, physical and mental stimulation, a way to develop physical skills,  and social opportunities with other dogs. Unfortunately, finding good, safe ways to provide puppy play can be difficult. Puppy socialization playgroups provide an alternative to dog parks and daycares, giving puppies a chance to play and learn in a supervised environment.

Play is held rain or shine–most days our playgroups are held in the beautiful playfields at Crystal Creek Farms. On very rainy days we occasionally play in the covered, fenced riding arena. Both play areas have footing that is forgiving on puppy’s joints, protecting them from the pounding that can occur on packed dirt and concrete surfaces. Play is always supervised by a trainer, there to ensure the dogs model good doggy behavior to each other, to interrupt less desirable interactions and to answer any questions you might have so that you can learn what play is healthy and what is not.

For shy or timid dogs, playgroup can work wonders. Allowing shy dogs to observe normal dog interactions in a non-threatening environment can help them come out of their shells. For energetic dogs, well—let’s just say there is no better way to tire your puppy out than playtime with other dogs!

All dogs must be pre-registered for their first play session. Adult dogs must be social and dog friendly.

All puppies must have had their first set of vaccines, been in your home for 2 weeks or more, and have had a recent clear fecal exam. Puppies must stay current on vaccines, and present a new, clear fecal exam every six months.

Playgroup Information:

Playgroups are separated into different ages and sizes.  Please check below for the appropriate group for your dog.

Small breed playgroup

Age: 10 weeks to 6 months (older puppies with instructor permission)

Size: under 25 pounds adult weight

Prerequisite: All puppies must have had at least two sets of vaccines, been in your home for 2 weeks or more, and have had a recent clear fecal exam.

Cost: $35 per month

Weeks: ongoing

Instructor: Heather Rush

Current Schedule:

Wednesdays, 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm, ongoing. Location: Crystal Creek FarmsWoodinville

Class is FULL   email heather@flying-ace.com to be added to the waitlist

 
LiloMedium/Large breed puppy playgroup
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Age: 10 weeks to 5 months

Size: over 25 pounds adult weight

Prerequisite: All puppies must have had at least two sets of vaccines, been in your home for 2 weeks or more, and have had a recent clear fecal exam.

Cost: $35 per month

Weeks: ongoing

Instructor: Heather Rush

Current Schedule:

Thursdays, 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm, ongoing. Location: Crystal Creek Farms, Woodinville

Class is on hiatus. email heather@flying-ace.com to be added to the waitlist

 

Older puppy/adult medium breed playgroup:

Age: 6 months and older

Size: 25 to 50 pounds adult weight

Prerequisite: All dogs must have instructor permission to join.

Cost: $35 per month

Weeks: ongoing

Instructor: Heather Rush

Current Schedule:

Tuesdays, 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm, ongoing. Location: Crystal Creek Farms, Woodinville

Class is FULL   email heather@flying-ace.com to be added to the waitlist

 

Older puppy/adult large breed playgroup:

Age: 6 months and older

Size: 50 to 80 pounds adult weight

Prerequisite: All dogs must have instructor permission to join.

Cost: $35 per month

Weeks: ongoing

Instructor: Heather Rush

Current Schedule:

Mondays, 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm, ongoing. Location: Crystal Creek Farms, Woodinville

Class is FULL   email heather@flying-ace.com to be added to the waitlist