Every Dog Has Its Day

P.E.T.S. is unique in offering several different socials that are tailored to your puppy's confidence, temperament, and energy level!
Read on to learn everything you need to know about attending a puppy social!
 
 

Which Social Should My Puppy Attend?

All first-time puppies must attend a Level 1 or Level 2 Social

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Level 1: Small or Shy Pups

Super shy dogs or small dogs

Small/Shy Socials are for puppies that need a little extra time to gain their confidence or are smaller in size, including toy, mini breeds, and puppies under 15 pounds

  • All first-time puppies under 15 pounds must attend Small/Shy!

  • Most first-time puppies over 15 pounds that are shy should plan on attending Small/Shy for their first social

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Level 2: Beginner Pups

Puppies still gaining their confidence and less rambunctious puppies

Beginners offers your puppy a safe introduction to playtime and other doggies. Even if your puppy has attended other socials, this will be a completely new environment for them, so your puppy will be a little hesitant when entering unfamiliar surroundings with unfamiliar dogs.

You'll be amazed at the high energy and play during the Beginners Social!

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IMPORTANT! 
ALL first-timers MUST attend a Level 1 or Level 2 Social. No exceptions!
 
 
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Level 3: Kinder Pups (by invite only)

Puppies too confident for Level 2 socials but not quite ready for Level 3

Kinder Pups Social is unique to PETS Socials. We realized very quickly that many puppies are too confident for Level 2 Socials but not confident enough for Level 4 Socials — so Kinder Pups was born!

Kinder Pups is for puppies that are a little more confident but just learning self-control and how to listen. Kinder Pups Socials allow them to work on those skills with other puppies at the same level.

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Level 4: Teen Pups (by invite only)

Puppies with strong confidence and energy

Teen Pups have lots of confidence during play and have learned more self-control. Teen Pups play with lots of energy while advancing their listening skills and attention span.

 

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Level 5: Big and Brave Pups (by invite only)

Puppies with high confidence and high energy

Big and Brave Socials are an amazing sight to see! It's an action-packed social full of fun and learning for your puppy!
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Where, When, and How Much Are Socials?

Who can attend?

  • Puppies must be under 18 weeks to attend their first social. 

  • Puppies may continue to attend socials as long as they remain social although priority will be given to puppies under 18 weeks of age

  • If your puppy is over 18 weeks old but you are still interested in bringing them to socials, please Contact Us to discuss

  • An adult 18 years or older must remain present with the puppy at all times

When are the socials?

Wednesday Evenings

Small/Shy — 4:45 pm-5:25 pm
Beginner — 5:30 pm-6:10 pm
Kinder — 6:15 pm-6:55 pm
Teens — 7:00 pm-7:40 pm
Big and Brave — 7:45 pm-8:25 pm

Thursday Mornings

Small/Shy — 10:00 am-10:40 am

Beginner — 10:45 am-11:25 am

Kinder — 11:30 am-12:10 pm

Teens —12:15 pm-12:55 pm

Big and Brave — 1:00 pm-1:40 pm

Saturday Mornings

Small/Shy — 10:00 am-10:40 am

Beginner — 10:45 am-11:25 am

Kinder — 11:30 am-12:10 pm

Teens —12:15 pm-12:55 pm

Big and Brave — 1:00 pm-1:40 pm

How much are the socials?

$20 per social

Payment is collected online when you RSVP.

We accept all major credit cards and debit cards.

What do I bring?

  1. Proof of first round of your puppy's age-appropriate vaccinations with you to your first social if you have not already submitted them during registration

  2. Lots of treats! Bring a variety and ample amount of treats to reinforce your puppy’s learning

  3. Flat collar and leash (non-retractable). NO metal, slip, or spiked collars. Harnesses, clothing, flea collars, and any other management tools need to be removed before play

  4. Water bowl and water. At this time, water must be offered when outside of the store only

Where are the socials held?

Pet Food Express in Campbell

1902 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008

(across from the Pruneyard Shopping Center)

 

Ready to Attend a Social?

Step 1: Register your puppy
Step 2: Sign up for an upcoming social

FAQs

My puppy is super friendly and energetic.  I don’t think “Small/Shy” or "Beginner" is the right hour for him!

Please still come to a Level 1 or Level 2 Social for your first social!

You’ll be amazed at how your “active” puppy who plays with anyone and everything at home suddenly becomes very shy when introduced to an unfamiliar and energetic environment filled with other puppies.

During your first social, if we determine that your puppy should move up to the next level, our trainers will speak with you to determine the next social you can attend.

Which vaccination records for my puppy do I need to provide?

DHPP—Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza

My puppy is over 18 weeks old but I’d like to bring her to socials. She is the sweetest puppy and plays well with other dogs in the neighborhood.

If your puppy is over 18 weeks old but you are still interested in bringing them to socials, please Contact Us to discuss

What can I expect at my first social?

Once that’s done, you’ll bring your puppy on leash into the enclosed play area, then take off their leash and/or harness, but hold onto their collar until the trainers say “Release, go play!” Give your puppy their “release” command and let them go!

Stay close to your puppy so that you can quickly get to them to correct their behavior or reward them for good play—and in case there is a little potty “accident” during play! If there is an accident, you’ll want to grab your puppy’s collar so that it can be cleaned up. Each owner must clean up after their own pup!

 

Throughout the hour, our trainers will be helping to correct as well as reward your puppy and teaching you how to do it, too. They’ll explain the behaviors you’re seeing and what to watch out for.

 

Most of all, have fun!!

How will I know when my puppy is ready to move into the next level of socials?

Our professional trainers will work with you to determine the social we believe works best for them.  We place puppies based on temperament and confidence levels, and the socials work best when we have the correct level for puppies.  We will talk with you and answer any questions you might have during this process.  Once we decide on the correct social for your puppy, we ask that you come to that social moving forward.

Still have questions?

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