FREE puppy play & socialization experience!

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Start Your Pup
on the Right Paw

Puppy Hour at Central Bark® Oakdale is an enjoyable and FREE supervised puppy playtime, perfect for your furry friend. Beyond the fun, it’s a crucial opportunity for puppies to socialize during their “sensitive period,” typically between 8 and 16 weeks.

Socialization ensures your dog becomes comfortable with various interactions, be it with other animals, people, places, or activities. Feel free to bring your puppy to as many sessions as you’d like until they reach the age limit.

Come and meet our friendly staff, have a chat with our trainer and groomer, and explore our facility. At Central Bark, our mission is to enhance your dog’s life, and participating in puppy socialization is an excellent way to kickstart your pup on a positive path!

Central Bark

3115 Hadley Ave N,
Oakdale, MN 55128Get Directions

(651) 528-6974

Open Today 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM

During this puppy program, your pup will:

  • Delight in off-leash play with other vaccinated puppies of similar ages
  • Benefit from the watchful eye of an experienced caregiver to guarantee safe and appropriate play
  • Get acquainted with new dogs, humans, toys, environments, and obstacles
  • Encounter intriguing and age-appropriate obstacles to promote socialization and exposure to new experiences


Enroll your pup in our Oakdale, MN puppy socialization program for a range of benefits that contribute to their growth and well-being. Here’s what your furry friend can achieve:

  • Boosted Comfort and Confidence: Introducing your dog to new environments helps them confidently navigate the unknown, reducing anxiety.
  • Healthy Emotional Growth: Early socialization molds your dog’s emotional health, fostering positive connections with other dogs, people, and stimuli, leading to proper social behaviors and emotional stability.
  • Energy Release: Our program offers a secure space for pups to expend their boundless energy through play and exploration, resulting in improved behavior and a calmer home atmosphere.
  • Social Skills Through Group Play: Participation in a puppy group aids your dog in learning crucial social skills like sharing, taking turns, and setting boundaries, essential for positive interactions with other dogs in the future.
  • Solid Foundation: Our puppy program establishes a robust foundation for your dog’s future well-being, ensuring they develop into a healthy, joyful, and socially adept canine. This early investment has a lasting positive impact on behavior and overall quality of life.

Rules & Requirements:

  • Puppies age 8–24 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 (651) 528-6974 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

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.