Puppy Socialization

Lakeville Family Pet Clinic is now offering puppy socialization classes for puppies as young as 8-weeks and up to 6-months of age.

This is a fantastic opportunity to introduce your puppy to new experiences in a positive, safe and controlled environment. It is important to understand that these socialization classes do not focus on obedience training, but will lightly touch on some basic techniques. Classes are held on Thursday and Tuesday evenings from 6:00-6:45pm.
Please note: Puppies that are not current patients with us are welcome to sign up for classes, but proof of vaccinations are necessary (Distemper, Bordetella, and Rabies (for puppies 16 weeks or older)).

Spots are limited so be sure to register today! If you have any additional questions, please call the clinic (952) 595-6500.

Class Policies and Liability

Puppy socialization classes will be 45 minutes long and occur weekly. It is strongly encouraged to attend weekly for 4-6 weeks, as each class will build on the one previous, however, it is not required.

Puppies must have received at least one round of DHPP vaccination at least seven days prior to participation in puppy class. Puppies must be on a regular vaccination schedule to be allowed to continue in the puppy socialization program. Proof of vaccination must be provided at time of registration and provided again with subsequent boosters.

Do not attend puppy class if your pet is not well. Diarrhea, vomiting, coughing, sneezing or other changes in health or behavior should be addressed by a veterinarian before attending class. If you are unsure about your dog’s health, please do not hesitate to contact us. Dogs in heat are not allowed to attend class.

Payment for each class is due a minimum of one week in advance of your scheduled class. If you need to cancel or reschedule, you must do so 48 hours in advance or your fee is forfeited. If the minimum enrollment for a class is not met, the class will be canceled or rescheduled. You may enroll in the rescheduled class, receive credit toward a future class or receive a full refund.

Lakeville Family Pet Clinic and their trainer reserve the right to decline entry to any dog who presents behavioral issues that may be dangerous or disruptive to the rest of the class. If any pet is denied for this reason, you will be referred to a private consultation with the trainer and given a full refund. If there are any known behavioral issues, please disclose this to the trainer upon registration.

For Class

  • Dogs must be on leash at all times, unless the trainer indicates otherwise.
  • Please don’t allow dogs to meet in class until the trainer gives permission.
  • Bring plenty of high-value treats to each class. Treats will not be provided.
    • Make sure your dog is hungry before class.
  • Allow your dog to go to the bathroom before class.
  • No children are allowed during the first two puppy socialization classes.
    • Once children are allowed in class, they must be supervised by an additional adult.
    • Running or yelling in class is not allowed.
    • Children may not approach or pet any other dog in class without permission.

Please download and fill out our Puppy Class Registration Form below. You will be able to complete this on your computer. Once completed, please submit your registration form to clientservice@lakevillefamilypetclinic.com.

Puppy Class Registration Form