FREE puppy play & socialization experience!

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Start Your Pup
on the Right Paw

Puppy Hour is a FREE supervised playtime and puppy socialization event at Central Bark® Madeira-Indian Hill. It’s not only a blast for puppies but also a crucial opportunity for them to socialize during their “sensitive period”. That timeframe falls between 8 and 16 weeks of age.

Puppy socialization involves getting your dog accustomed to interactions and feeling at ease with other animals, people, places, and activities.

You and your puppy are welcome to attend as many sessions as you like until your pup reaches the age limit. Come and meet our staff, chat with our trainer and groomer, and take a tour of our facility. At Central Bark, our goal is to nurture and enrich your dog’s life. We will start your pup off on the right foot with puppy socialization is a fantastic way to do just that!

Central Bark
Madeira-Indian Hill

8185 Camargo Rd,
Madeira, OH 45243Get Directions


Closed By appointment only

During this puppy socialization program, your pup will:

  • Engage in off-leash, age-appropriate play with other vaccinated puppies of similar ages, fostering important social interactions and playful exchanges.
  • Benefit from the watchful eye of our experienced caregivers. They ensure that all play is safe and suitable for your pup’s development.
  • Have the opportunity to meet and interact with new dogs and humans, providing valuable exposure to different personalities and social dynamics.
  • Explore a variety of toys, environments, and obstacles, encouraging curiosity and confidence-building experiences.
  • Encounter new and interesting obstacles designed to stimulate their senses and encourage age-appropriate socialization and exposure.

Puppy Socialization Benefits

Benefits of Puppy Socialization Enrolling your pup in our puppy socialization program in Madeira, OH offers numerous advantages for their development and happiness. Here’s what your furry friend can gain:

  • Increased Comfort and Confidence: Introducing your dog to new environments helps them face the unknown with confidence, ultimately reducing anxiety and promoting overall well-being.
  • Emotional Resilience: Early socialization plays a crucial role in shaping your dog’s emotional health, fostering positive relationships with other dogs, people, and stimuli. This lays the groundwork for healthy social behaviors and emotional stability throughout their life.
  • Energy Release: Our program provides a safe space for puppies to burn off their abundant energy through play and exploration, resulting in improved behavior and a more peaceful home environment.
  • Social Skills Through Group Interaction: Participating in a puppy group allows your dog to learn essential social skills such as sharing, taking turns, and setting boundaries. These skills are essential for positive interactions with other dogs in the future.
  • Strong Foundation: Our puppy program establishes a solid foundation for your dog’s future well-being, ensuring they grow into a healthy, happy, and socially adept companion. This investment in their early development has a long-lasting positive impact on behavior and overall quality of life.

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 513-272-4107 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.

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Puppy Hour

Saturdays 10-11am

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*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.