Puppy Hour is our way of helping puppies grow into the kind of dog everyone wants. At Pickles we believe socialization is key to teaching puppies how to be well balanced. But we wanted to take it one step farther, by introducing a curriculum to our Puppy Hours. Each session focuses on something to assist your puppy in learning life skills and resilience. We work on things like “Leave-it”, eye contact, basic obedience and sound desensitization.
DO I GET TO JOIN? No. We do however post photos on Instagram and Facebook after each session so you can see your puppy in action. We also send home a report card letting you know what we worked on and how your puppy did. We had Puppy Hour as an inclusive event for puppies and their parents. Once we had the covid regulations enacted we found that many more puppies became playful and confident a lot faster without their parents in the room. So Puppy Hours are a drop off event.
You don’t have to sign up for Facebook to see the photos. If you search for Pickles Playland via Google our Facebook page will pop up in the options. When you click on that button it should bring you to our page.
WHERE IS PUPPY HOUR? We’re hosting Puppy Hour in our Redmond Town Center location. 7330 164th Ave NE, Unit E165, Redmond WA 98052. We are located on the bottom level. To our north is Coldstone, Goldfish Swim School and Marriott Hotel. To our south is My First Gym, Just Poke and Archer Hotel.
How do I get started? Sign up in our client portal, so we can add your puppy’s reservation to the calendar. We often ‘sell-out’ of spots for Puppy Hour. Pre-registration is highly recommended. Find the client portal here. Click here for instruction on how to book Puppy Hour via the client portal.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? Your puppy connected to a leash for safety reasons.
DOES MY PUPPY NEED VACCINES? Your puppy needs to have the age appropriate vaccines for your puppy’s age per the instruction of your veterinarian. When we call your puppy’s veterinarian on file (you give us this info when signing up in the client portal) we will ask them if your puppy is up to date on the vaccines that your veterinarian recommends for their age. When your puppy gets updated vaccines please ask your veterinarian to email us proof of vaccines so we can ensure our records are up to date as well. Our email us PicklesPlayland@gmail.com
WHAT DAYS ARE PUPPY HOURS SCHEDULED ON? Saturdays. We do plan to host more Puppy Hours, but for now we only offer it on Saturdays. We do have daycare Mondays-Saturdays though. So your puppy might be eligible to socialize and learn with us at daycare too. Every now and then Puppy Hour is not scheduled on the usually scheduled day. Please check our Facebook events page or call us to confirm Puppy Hour is available if you don’t see it available to schedule on the client portal.
WHAT TIME IS PUPPY HOUR? Puppy Hour starts for puppies 2 – 4 months old at 11am and ends at 12pm. The sessions for puppies 4 – 9 months begin at 1pm and end at 2pm. Your puppy can overlap either group when they are 4 months old because developmentally some puppies do better with the younger group and other puppies do best with the older group. Because we have multiple rooms we are able to separate into groups based on activity level, play style and size when necessary.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? $11 per session for members. $16 per session for non-members.
IS MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED? No. Membership is not required for Puppy Hour. We only require membership for daycare, overnight care, some discounts on merchandise and some events. Here is a link to our membership information in-case you’re interested in a membership. Click here.