Country Canine Care provides a safe, fun environment for your dog to socialize, exercise and learn.

Playful Puppy Social

Puppy socials at Country Canine Care provides a safe, fun environment for your puppy to play, socialize, learn and exercise.

Puppies under 5 months of age are full of beans and require a lot of socialization during their first few months. Proper socialization prior to the age of 5 months leads to a more well-rounded, stable adult dog. Socialization with other young puppies is the perfect environment for that to occur. Socialization is not only about quantity, it’s about quality!

Puppies will not join the adult dog daycare program. They will be exposed to other puppies in the same age range – 2 months to 5 months – in a safe, clean indoor/outdoor environment. We use the inside main building and the grassy side yard next to the main building – weather dependent. Your pup will have some fun pint-sized, agility-style equipment to play on in addition to playing with the other pups.

Puppies will be exposed to new sounds, sights, textures and taught the first step of obedience learning. Your puppies will learn the first steps of crate training, sit, down, touch, leave it and be exposed to sounds like thunder, traffic, construction sites and more. Puppies will attend a fun, mock vet exam here complete with stethoscope and weigh scale.

This precious time is so important for young puppies. Each novel experience must be handled so carefully so as not to scare your puppy, but rather the opposite, to teach your puppy the association between these new novel experiences and positive rewards of treats, happy talk and support.

You will receive a report after each session, pictures will be posted on Facebook as well as sent to your phone, and LD will reach out with updates if there are any behavioural concerns that need to be addressed in a timely manner.

Playful Puppy Social is available every Tuesday from 10am to 1pm and Saturday from 9am to noon. Please drop your puppy off on time as the session will begin promptly at start time! Please pick up puppies on time!

Please contact Country Canine Care for details, rates and availability. As with regular daycare, the Enrollment Waiver, Care Plan and copy of current vaccines are required based on regular age appropriate requirements – please check with us for the puppy vaccine requirements.

“We sent our dog Cooper to stay at Country Canine Care for a week. He was so excited when we dropped him off. There was not an ounce of anxiety in our usually anxious dog. He spent the week being loved and exercised. We picked him up happy and tired from all his exercise. We would recommend Lisadawn and Rich in a heartbeat. Their love of dogs and compassion to our anxious dog was obvious to both us and to him.”

Cooper & Cristi Dawes, Nanoose Bay

“Country Canine Care is the BEST!!! My dog Mischief loves it there and gets the best care ever…. she gets picked up and dropped off from the house which makes it so much easier as I don’t need to be worrying about getting to work on time, and she comes home clean, walked, brushed and happy. She’s almost disappointed to be home! I would recommend Country Canine Care to anyone looking for a fun, caring and safe dog care service provider.”

Gayle and Mischief McLaughlin - Courtenay