Puppy Play Groups

Puppy Play Groups are designed to meet the socialization needs of pups under 16 weeks old.

Positive socialization is critical to the development of puppies, especially during the period between 8 and 16 weeks of age. Our Puppy Socialization and Play Group is a great opportunity for your puppy to learn social skills with other puppies in a safe and supervised environment.

There will be plenty of socialization exercises and games designed to help all puppies learn social skills, shy puppies build confidence, overstimulated puppies learn appropriate play skills, in addition to supervised and narrated off-leash play with compatible playmates for puppies who are ready, all while ensuring that every puppy has a great time being around other puppies!

There may also be brief teaching exercises that can include handling, recall (coming when called), impulse control and settling, basic behaviors such as sit and down, and more..


  • Puppy Socialization & Playgroup spots are available by pre-registration only.
  • Have received at least one set of shots 7 days prior to the play group
  • Dog Ages: 16 weeks and under
  • Price: $20 per one hour play session
  • Come with your puppy and make sure to bring his/her vaccination records and some high value treats!

Pre-registration is required. Students enrolled in Puppy Preschool will receive 25% off Puppy Play Groups.

For more information, call 619-299-7012 x 2247.

San Diego Humane Society group training classes are for friendly dogs and their owners. San Diego Humane Society only uses positive training methods and training tools including the use of food as a reward. We do not support the use of aversive training tools such as choke chains, prong collars, and shock collars.


For Additional Info on Puppy Socialization:
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior view on puppy socialization can be found here (“Puppy Socialization Position Statement“).