Puppy Play & Learn Camp – For puppies 9 weeks to 5 months old

January 2023 UPDATE-Doggy Business is changing our service model and will not be offering Puppy Play & Learn classes this winter. Please contact us by email if you’d like a referral and stay tuned for more details about upcoming services! We will be offering in-person private training for puppies and adolescent dogs at Doggy Business or your home. If you have any questions, please DROP US AN EMAIL.


It’s a great option for learning some puppy basics, while also providing socialization practice and exercise! During the two-hour play and learn training session we’ll give your puppy opportunities for structured socialization exercises to help her learn to ignore life’s distractions and surprises without over-arousal or reactivity. She’ll also work on keeping her teeth to herself, politely greeting friends, and learning how to settle for attention. The training team focuses on basic manners like sit, down, settle on her mat, tug and drop it, & come when called during the visit as well. We know you also want a puppy who can be comfortable hanging out on her own, so breaks/nap time with separation practice is an important part of the training.

For: Puppies 9 weeks to 5 months old. No minimum number of sessions!

You Should Know: Puppies must have at least one round of puppy shots to join Puppy Play & Learn Camp. They need to be free of any illness – no coughing, sneezing, diarrhea, vomiting, etc. – and must have been in your home for at least 7 days prior to their first training session. Puppies also MUST NOT have been in a high-risk area where they could contact germs and potentially spread them to other puppies. This includes doggy daycares (unless the facility is exclusively for puppies) and dog parks.

The perfect option for the harried puppy owner! Need some regular time to yourself to run errands or make that conference call? You can drop your puppy off for a two-hour-long puppy camp training session with up to 3 other pups.

Why a Doggy Business Play & Learn session for your puppy?:

What we do – work on puppy socialization by assessing your puppy’s current comfort level and building positive associations with dogs, people, sounds, new surfaces, and more. The trainers build foundation skills for behaviors including sit, down, settle on your mat, come when called, and tug and drop it. Your puppy will also work on keeping her teeth to herself, politely greeting friends, and separation practice. Please pick one skill for more intensive training!

What we send home – We follow up each training session with 2-3 videos and skill handouts so that your puppy can learn to give you the same skills that they are working on with their trainer. For best results we recommend training 5-10 minutes a day, in 2-3 small sessions that can be done whenever you’ve got time for a quick 5 minutes of practice.

We’ll ask you to provide treats, ideally your puppies lunch plus some appropriate high-value treats (such as chicken, cheese, jerky treats, etc.), and 1 or 2 of their favorite toys.


Two hour drop-off training:

When & Where: Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 10am-12pm at Doggy Business

Training Fees: $110/session. No minimum number of sessions.

3-session package – $315.
5-session package – $520.

Play Group service details

Think our play groups might be the right fit for your dog? Getting started is easy!

Step 1. Schedule!

The classes are from 10am-12pm, Tuesday and Thursday

Reminder – Puppies must be between 9 weeks and 5 months old. We require at least 1 round of puppy shots, ideally administered by a veterinarian, and your puppy needs to have been in your home for at least 7 days prior to their first class.

TO SCHEDULE YOUR CLASS, DROP US AN EMAIL Request Puppy Puppy Play & Learn Camp! OR GIVE US A CALL AT 503.327.8877. No Meet & Greet required.

Step 2. Confirm Your Registration!

We need a copy of your puppy’s shot records, payment (we’ll send you a PayPal link), and a signed agreement (through the online software).

$110/per session (packages available)

Think our play groups might be the right fit fo your dog?

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"Doggy Business does puppy play sessions like no other."