FREE puppy play & socialization experience!

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Start Your Pup
on the Right Paw

Puppy Hour is a FREE supervised puppy playtime and social hour at Central Bark® Jacksonville. Puppy Hour is a ton of fun and it also provides a critical opportunity for puppies to get socialization during their “sensitive period” which is between 8 and 16 weeks of age. Socialization is a process of preparing your dog to enjoy interactions and be comfortable with other animals, people, places, and activities.

We invite you and your puppy to attend as many sessions as you would like until your pup reaches the age limit. Meet our staff, speak with our trainer and groomer, and check out our facility. At Central Bark, our mission is to nurture and enrich your dog’s life, and a great way to start your pup on the right paw is through puppy socialization!

Central Bark
Jacksonville

5614 San Jose Blvd,
Jacksonville, FL 32207Get Directions

(904) 730-1200

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

During this puppy program, your pup will:

  • Enjoy off-leash age-appropriate play with vaccinated puppies of similar ages
  • Be supervised by an experienced caregiver to ensure all play is safe and appropriate
  • Be introduced to new dogs, humans, toys, environments, and obstacles
  • Be exposed to new and interesting obstacles to encourage age-appropriate socialization and exposure

Benefits:

  • Help your dog build comfort and confidence in unfamiliar settings
  • Positively affect your dog’s lifelong emotional development
  • Expend your puppy’s excess energy
  • Begin to learn important group play and social skills
  • Establish a strong foundation for a healthy, happy, and socially appropriate dog

Rules & Requirements:

  • Puppies age 8–16 weeks
  • Preregistration is required
  • Proof of up-to-date Bordetella and DHPP vaccines
  • Children with a dedicated adult are welcome to participate* There will be learning opportunities for children too!
  • Observe CDC guidelines including social distancing and wearing masks
  • Regular 6-foot flat leash (no retractable or flexi-leads in the lobby) and a quick-release collar. If your dog usually wears a harness, you’re welcome to bring that as well.

Call (904) 730-1200 or submit the form to reserve your spot!

You will also receive a FREE Central Bark Puppy Parent Handbook, containing helpful tips for raising your healthy, happy, well-rounded puppy.

Register for the Event

Puppy Hour

Every 2 weeks on Saturdays

By signing up I agree that Central Bark may contact me.

*The safety of guests and puppies in attendance at Puppy Hour is of the upmost importance. Upon arrival, a Central Bark team member will instruct you and your children of the rules and requirements to ensure safety, fun and learning for all involved.