**DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, ALL PUPPY PARTIES ARE CURRENTLY POSTPONED**
If you are interested in attending a puppy party once they resume, please contact the practice so we can add you to a list and contact you at a later date.
Puppy parties are held regularly - please contact the surgery on 01228 710208 for more details
Our veterinary nurses run the parties for puppies up to the age of 16 weeks. They must have had their first vaccinations at least one week before the party.
The Socialising and behaviour will be a big focus of the evening. Also microchipping will be available for anyone who is interested.
Refreshments are available for both owners and puppies.
What happens at the parties:
Puppies learn a lot when they play. We provide a safe place for them to socialise and have a positive encounter with other pups. They also get to meet men, women and children, while experiencing a variety of new sights, sounds and smells.
A visit to the Vet can be a scary experience for a young pup, the party gives them a positive association with the practice because they’ve had fun there! The party lasts just over an hour and costs £10 per puppy. Each pup receives a goodie bag at the end which includes a socialisation chart to help you get your puppy off to the best start.
After the party, you can make appointments to attend our free nurse clinics, where you can have your puppy weighed, ask questions, have a chat about any concerns you may have and purchase your puppy’s flea and worm treatment.
The puppy parties are great fun - and they’re also educational. Puppies are introduced to a whole range of new experiences which might otherwise be frightening for them. Because they’re in a safe and comfortable place and having fun with their new friends, they’re usually much more relaxed about accepting new things.
Things we take for granted - like hats or umbrellas - or men with beards - can seem strange and maybe even scary to young dogs. At the puppy party they’ll encounter these things and more - they’ll even learn about letters coming through the letterbox and landing on the floor! Our nurses are always on the look-out for new ideas and new props, to give pups the best possible kind of socialising experience.