Unit T2, Birch Avenue

Stillorgan Ind. Estate

Sandyford

Dublin 18

info@positivedogtrainingdublin.com

(01) 901 3018

Social Hour

At Positive Dog Training we believe that one of the most important things you can teach your puppy is how to socialise with other dogs and people. Many families under estimate the difference it can make to have a life with a dog who readily greets other dogs and people with out nerves or suspicion. 

Socialisation is so important that dedicate time each week in order to improve your dogs social skills and your understanding of dog play behaviour. Saturday social hours are for any dog who is learning to play or any dog that loves to play.

What is puppy  social hour?

Social hours are a time to allow your dog to play, interact and socialise with other dogs in a safe environment. For young pups social hours help to teach communication with other dogs that they cannot learn from their humans at home. 

Are your social hours supervised?

Yes our social hours are supervised by staff members at all times who will be able to help you understand your dogs behaviour and supervise the dogs at play. 

Who is allowed to attend social hours?

All family members are allowed to attend the social hours with their puppy. We just ask that all visitors are aware that all dogs will be off lead playing and there is a chance you may get knocked over or jumped on by a dog. We ask that all children are supervised carefully by their guardians and that Positive Dog Training accepts no responsibility for any injuries that might happen during social hours and we ask that you avoid bringing any children under the age of 5 years old to social hour.

Do you need to bring anything to social hours?

You do not need to bring anything with you to social hours other than a collar/harness and lead for your puppy, everything else will be provided for you at Positive Dog Training. On your first visit you will be asked to provide proof of your dogs vaccinations and to fill out a form on arrival.

When are social hours on?

Our social hour are on every Saturday morning at 10 am at the Positive Dog Training centre. 

Do you need to book social hours?

You do not need to book in advance however you will not be allowed to attend without proof of vaccination on your first visit. 

What is the cost of social hour?

Social hours are an admittance of €10 per dog.

SATURDAY MORNING SOCIAL HOUR IS FOR DOGS UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE. WE NO LONGER DO AN ADULT DOG SOCIAL HOUR. PLEASE CALL US ON 01 9013018 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS

SOCIAL HOURS DO NOT TAKE PLACE ON BANK HOLIDAY WEEKENDS

Terms and Condition of Social Hours. 

1. You understand that you are solely responsible for any harm caused by your dog(s) while attending social hours at Positive Dog Training.

2. You understand that there are inherent risks of illness or injury when animals are allowed to be in close contact with one another. Such risks include, but are not limited to, problems resulting from rough play and canine kennel cough.

3. You further understand and agree that in admitting your dog(s) to Positive Dog Training, the staff at Positive Dog Training have relied on your representation that your dog(s) is/are in good health and have not harmed or show aggressive or threatening behaviour towards any person or any other dog.

4. You understand that your dog(s) will be playing in open areas with other dog(s) and accept that when dogs play in groups, they will get dirty, and nicks and scratches may occur, as well as any other inherent risks that are involved and you hereby release Positive Dog Training of any liability; You further understand and agree that Positive Dog Training staff will not be liable for any or all problems which may develop.

5. You further understand and agree that any problems which develop with your dog(s) will be treated as deemed by Positive Dog Training staff at their sole discretion, and that you assume full financial responsibility for any and all expenses involved if yourself or Positive Dog Training decides to obtain medical treatment.

6. You accept that if your dog causes any excessive damage to the facility that you could be asked to pay for repairs.

7. You understand that if your dog shows any signs of aggression towards other dogs or people you may be asked to leave and should do so immediately on the instruction of staff.

8. Please be aware there will be dogs off lead of every breed including restricted breeds, so if you are afraid of any specific breeds we ask that you do not attend.

9. Human aggressive dogs or dogs with extreme fear issues will not be allowed to stay at Positive Dog Training social hour as it will not be a suitable environment for them.

10. As a responsible pet owner, you promise to keep my dog(s) up-to-date on all vaccines. It is required by Positive Dog Training that you provide official updated records from a veterinary professional before you are allowed to attend Social Hour. Positive Dog Training is not responsible for informing of due dates on vaccines nor will Positive Dog Training provide vaccine records for any reason. Furthermore, when dog(s) vaccines are updated, a copy must be provided to Positive Dog Training in order for our records to stay updated, otherwise Positive Dog Training will assume that your dog(s) are not current on vaccines and will be asked not to attend the centre until 7 days after actual vaccines are administered.

11. While at Socialisation hour your dog is your responsibility and you must not leave them unattended for any length of time. This is important for the safety of your own dog and for others. Dog owners must be within the view of their dogs at all times

12. Please do not interfere with another dog but your own, it is vital that you do not correct or discipline someone else’s dog.

13. Dogs must be kept on lead when entering and exiting the Positive Dog Training social area.

14. For the safety of your dog(s) and other visitors, choke, prong (pinch) and spike collars are strictly prohibited. If you use these types of collars, remove them before entering Positive Dog Training. 

15. No Children under the age of 16 is permitted unless accompanied by an adult. Children have a tendency to scream and run when excited for this reason and for the safety of your children, we do not allow any children under the age of 5 years into the social hours.

16. Aggressive dogs are not permitted to join social hour. Dogs must be removed at the first sign of aggression. If you feel that your dog has issues with aggression please speak to a staff member and they will help to advise you. If your dog has resource guarding issues please alert a member of staff before joining social hour.

17. Dog owners must keep their lead in hand at all times. 

18. You may only have a maximum of 2 dogs per guardian at one time, unless there is another adult accompanying you.

19. Food in bowls or long lasting chews for dogs are not permitted. Small bite sized training treats are allowed. Water will be provided. Frisbee, balls and retrieval toys are allowed and encouraged, but be prepared to share with other visitors.

20. I agree to listen to the advice given by the staff at Positive Dog Training and accept to follow through when instructions are given to you in a speedy manner. 

Social Hour in action!

Please contact us if you have any questions or queries about this or any of our other services, we would be delighted to hear from you.