Free Event!

PUPPY
HOUR!

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Start Your Pup
on the Right Paw

Puppy Hour is a supervised puppy playtime and social hour at Central Bark® Philadelphia. Puppy Hour is a ton of fun and it also provides a critical opportunity for puppies to get socialization during their “sensitive period” (up to 6 months 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
Philadelphia

2501 Wharton St suite f,
Philadelphia, PA 19146Get Directions

(267) 861-2275

Open Today 6:45 AM – 6:30 PM

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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 up to 6 months of age
  • Maximum enrollment is 8 dogs per session (1 parent per dog)
  • $10 registration fee must be paid in advance
  • Proof of at least 2nd round of Bortadella and DHPP vaccines
  • 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 (267) 861-2275 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there enough outdoor space to accommodate all dogs on nice days and indoor space when the weather is poor?

Central Bark® has both indoor and outdoor play areas large enough that all dogs can be inside or outside at any given time. This helps us keep the dogs safe and comfortable at any time of year.  Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care

How do you train a dog?

No matter how long you’ve had your dog, it’s possible to teach them new skills and tricks.  Whether you’re crate training, leash walking, or potty training your dog, consistency is key. It’s crucial to establish a routine, practice positive reinforcement, supervise your dog (especially when potty training), and avoiding punishing […]

What is dog training?

Dog training teaches a dog to perform certain behaviors, often in a variety of contexts. At Central Bark®, our training classes are based on the latest research and scientific understanding of dog behavior to enhance the bond between you and your dog.   We use positive reward-based techniques to help puppies […]

How do dogs wind down from the flurry of activity and avoid potential conflicts?

Dogs nap quietly in their crates in the Nap Room, complete with classical music and aromatherapy.

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