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'Social & Sensory' Puppy Play Sessions

These sessions will take place in our Loughborough Junction centre with our fab trainer Iona. They will focus on positive interactions with other pups through play and exploring new sensory experiences each week   

Why Social & Sensory?

Despite what some may think, socialising your puppy isn’t about taking them to a park full of other dogs and just throwing them in the mix. Socialisation is about exposing and desensitising your puppy to the kaleidoscope of smells, sounds, sights, touch and tastes that they might encounter out there in the ‘real’ world. Socialisation is a continuous process throughout your dog’s life.


However, the potency of positive exposure is strongest during the first few months of their life. The younger the dog, the more likely they are to respond to new stimuli and environments positively.


What happens in the sessions:

During our sessions, we will be focusing on a different sense each week and exposing your pups to a variety of stimuli in a safe and encouraging environment. We will make sure that each puppy’s experience is positive and rewarding, with enrichment activities and play to help them build positive associations with the sensory exposure.

The Important bits:

  • Suitable for puppies 12 -24 weeks old

  • 4 sessions of 1.5 hours usually on a weekday evening 17.00 - 18.30

  • Only 6 pups per block of sessions (you must commit to all sessions).

  • Supervised by 2 staff at all times; Iona our qualified and experienced dog trainer, and another experienced member of staff.

  • Sadly these sessions aren't designed for owners to attend but you'll get feedback and a report at the end of the session!

  • We have Covid Secure handover procedures which you will be emailed     upon registration

  • Cost: £150 for the 4 weeks

  • We will add you to ‘close friends’ on Instagram for pupdates during the sessions!


Email us hello@pawsandpause.co.uk with 'Puppy sessions' in the subject

line along with the age and breed of your pup and we can let you know

when the next sessions will start.