parties + playdates
all classes/playdates and parties are held at dog’s best friend ~ 1501 aviation boulevard, redondo beach
friend-finder playdate (available exclusively to dbf clients/grads)
would you like your rascal to make some more furry friends? dog’s best friend can hook you up. we’ll help you introduce your rascals in the appropriate manner and make sure they’re meant to be bffs, best furry friends.
$45 for one hour playdate, per dog
puppy play ‘n’ learn party
play ‘n’ learn” is a one-hour play and learn party designed just for the little ones to help them learn how to socialize with other healthy pups, and build their confidence in a safe and sterile environment. perfect for puppies 8-20 weeks of age.
~watch a sneak peek of our puppy classes!
your puppy’s health is our number one concern, therefore all puppies must meet the following requirements to attend class. all puppies must register in advance — puppies will not be accepted “at the door.”
all of the items are mandatory and must be received at least 24 hours prior to class — no exceptions.
- our veterinary health form completed and signed by your vet (provided upon registration)
- proof of current vaccinations
- proof of a clean fecal test
- puppy must be in their new home for at least one week
please contact us with questions/concerns.
play ‘n’ learn dates:
every friday afternoon at 2:00 pm PARTIES ON HIATUS UNTIL OCTOBER, 2021
every saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm PARTIES ON HIATUS UNTIL OCTOBER, 2021
due to the importance of puppy attendance, registration is required by the THURSDAY EVENING before the party, including mandatory health forms. if four dogs are not confirmed by friday morning at 9:00 am, parties will be cancelled and full refunds granted to those who have registered.
please note: we do not hold parties on holiday weekends. party schedule is subject to change.
$30 per puppy (or join our puppy socialization society for discounts. see below). registrations must be received by the thursday evening before the party. we cannot accept late registrations and registrations at the door.
puppy socialization society – become a v.i.p. – very important paws
dog’s best friend’s puppy socialization society is our brand new socialization club just for puppies 8-20 weeks of age.
proper, safe, fun socialization* and enrichment** are so incredibly important to the healthy upbringing of the little ones. it is crucial to raising a happy, well adjusted dog who can go out into our world and feel comfortable. healthy puppy socialization will help your puppy become the best dog they can be.
dbf’s puppy socialization society is not a training program (works well in conjunction with our puppy classes and programs). we will not be teaching skills, though they will be practiced and reinforced, we will be focusing on proper interactions with other pups, humans and elements in the environment.
in addition to socialization, we will discuss puppy challenges such as mouthiness, potty training, barking, etc.
our resident puppy trainer, chester, a friendly golden retriever, will aid in the teaching. in his calm, soft, clear way, he’ll let your puppies know when they are being inappropriate and will help them learn good dog/dog manners.
the paw perks of becoming a puppy socialization society v.i.p.?
~puppy members of the socialization society will receive unlimited attendance in our “puppy play ‘n’ learn” parties, held on friday and saturday afternoons: puppy play ‘n’ learn party.
~by joining the puppy socialization society, we will be getting to know your puppy well, so after attending two “play ‘n’ learn” sessions, if your puppy is comfortable, you may drop your puppy off to attend the one-hour “play ‘n’ learn” without you. we’ll basically “puppy-sit” your rascal for an hour, as they romp, play and learn. how great is that?
~you will receive a discount card, giving you 15% off of all classes and services, until your puppy is five months of age.
~your socialization society puppy v.i.p. will be eligible to join our “puppy playhouse” program (see above. cost of puppy playhouse is not included in the puppy socialization society membership fee).
~you will receive free access to our “what to expect when you’re expecting…a puppy” webinar ($30 value).
in order to become a dbf puppy socialization society v.i.p., our mandatory veterinary health form is required, and will be provided at time of enrollment.
your puppy’s membership to the puppy socialization society will end on your pup’s five month/20 week birthday, when they officially become a teenager (oh my, time to check out our teen classes).
*what is socialization? the process of introducing a puppy to the world in a way that will help him be confident and unafraid of people, places and things that he will encounter throughout his life. (ppg, 2015) watch a socialization session at work.
**what is enrichment? the principle that seeks to enhance the quality of a puppy’s care by identifying and providing the environmental stimuli necessary for optimal psychological and physiological well-being. (shepherdson, 1998) watch an enrichment session at work.
puppy socialization society membership fee:
this special event is for all those teen puppies who want to hook up with some frisky puppy pals, and make some fun furry friends. we’ll do some serious socializing and learn some pawsome new skills, too!
this class is created just for dbf graduates and current clients between the ages of five and 9 months. we cannot accommodate dogs that we have not yet worked with, as it is important to know each and every personality, for the safety of all pups. proof of vaccinations/up-to-date titer tests required.
all payments must be received prior to the romp start. we cannot take payment/registration at the door.
$25 per puppy for one time session