Adult dogs can sometimes frighten puppies with their size or rough play. Schroeder's Puppy Romp is just for puppies and is moderated by dog trainer, Kirsten Nielsen, PhD.
AGE: minimum age is 8 weeks/maximum age is 26 weeks
COST: $10 per visit or $50 for a "six visit pass"
DAY: Every Sunday, except on major holiday weekends
TIME: 1-2 pm No reservation or application is required
PLEASE BRING PROOF OF VACCINATIONS
(puppies must have their first round of boosters before attending.)
If you take your puppy to an outdoor dog park, PLEASE DO NOT bring your puppy to Puppy Romp until 2 weeks from the last time you were there.
Behaviorists have determined in order for puppies to become well-adjusted dogs, positive interactions with new dogs and people must begin during the "critical period" between 8 to16 weeks of age. Early socialization of your puppy will help to create a confident, well-adjusted adult dog.
More veterinarians are recognizing that a lack of early socialization has become a much greater risk than exposure to diseases.
The facility at Schroeder's Den is cleaned and sanitized daily. Only vaccinated dogs are allowed and there are no dogs in the facility for 42 hours prior to the Puppy romp.