We’ve partnered with Jabula Dog Academy to offer 6-week group training classes at DOGUROO!
CLICK HERE to learn more about Jabula, view their training services, class descriptions, schedule and sign up for group classes at DOGUROO!
NOTE: Participants must register with Jabula, as well as complete a DOGUROO Registration Form.
Puppy Hour – FREE! (For puppies from 8 to 18 weeks!)
According to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB), the primary and most important time for puppy socialization is during the first three months of life! That’s why Doguroo has worked with information and insights from Jabula Dog Academy and our in-house dog experts, to create a unique weekly socialization opportunity – Puppy Hour!
During Puppy Hour:
- Puppies will socialize with other puppies and humans in a controlled environment
- Parents are given access to Doguroo and Jabula staff for the entire hour for informal Q&A
- Parents are provided tailored guidance, advice, tips and techniques
- Participants will receive Free Food, educational materials, as well as discount coupons for Daycare, Boarding, Retail, Training, Grooming, and other services!
- Parents can attend as often as they wish (Max. Puppy Age: 18 weeks)
Length of event: One hour
Where: Doguroo Training Room
Saturdays from 10:30a to 11:30a (please arrive no later than 10:45am in order to join the group)
:: Puppy must be at least 8 weeks old but no older than 18 weeks
:: Proof of vaccinations (Min. Vaccinations: 1st round of DHLP) provided by first event
:: Canine Influenza vaccine will be required beginning July 2015. (Please see the News & Events page for more information)
How to Sign-up
Complete a Registration & Release form for your pup online (while we can usually set your account up quickly, please allow at least 24 hours for our Pack to get you setup in our system!)
Call Doguroo to reserve a spot – 404-350-7877
Look for your confirmation email and follow-up information!
See Hours of Operation for Puppy Hour Holidays.
August, 2015 – New Puppy Hour CIV Guidelines:
For a two week period prior to coming to Puppy Hour at DOGUROO –
:: Do NOT take your pup to any dog park!
:: Do NOT take your dog to another Daycare/Boarding facility.
:: Do NOT bring your pup to Puppy Hour if they have had any Flu-like, upper respiratory symptoms (coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever, lethargy, loss of appetite)
Alert us immediately if your dog shows any Flu-like symptoms and with any test results!
Take your dog to your Vet (call them first, they may have isolation procedures in place) and have them tested for CIV .
If you use a Pet Sitter, be sure to have a conversation with them to ensure they are using proper sanitizing procedures between clients and that they have a plan in place to control the spread of disease.
JULY 2015 – Puppy Hour Hiatus
As you may already be aware, Canine Influenza (CIV) is currently spreading in the metro Atlanta area. This highly contagious strain of the virus is new to the US and exhibits the following symptoms: coughing, lethargy, fever, nasal discharge, sneezing, and loss of appetite. In some cases, this can progress to pneumonia and require intensive treatment. Unfortunately, the dogs most at risk of complications are puppies, as well as elderly dogs. Several kennels and veterinary clinics in the metro area have seen outbreaks of this virus.
While we have had NO cases of CIV at DOGUROO, we are exercising an abundance of caution in order to protect your puppy’s health. In order to accomplish this, we are canceling Puppy Hour for the remainder of July. We know this is disappointing, however we feel it is an important step we must take to safeguard your puppy’s health.
To further protect your puppy, avoid dog parks and other areas where large numbers of dogs congregate. Please see our website for more information: CIV. While we certainly do not want you to panic, we feel that sharing information is the best way to limit spread of this illness.
This is a crucial time in your puppy’s development, and it is important to remember that socialization includes familiarizing your puppy with everything in his environment, not just other dogs. Your puppy needs to create positive associations with many different life experiences. We suggest the following activities for your puppy that will also minimize risk:
- Take your dog with you to pet friendly establishments that aren’t dog hot-spots. Let your puppy join you on restaurant patios or trips to the hardware store. Give lots of praise and treats and make it fun!
- Let your puppy visit family members and friends, especially those with children.
- Arrange for your puppy to interact with friends’ dogs whose history you are aware of (ensure that your friend has kept their dog away from dog parks).
- Visit this link to Dr Sophia Yin’s Puppy Socialization Protocol.
While CIV is spreading in the area, we recommend avoiding the entry about unfamiliar dogs. However, we hope the rest of these suggestions allow you to get creative with your dog’s socialization.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions; we are always happy to help!
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