Play and Train
Play and Train for Puppies, Teens, and Small Dogs
Ahimsa Dog Training has been offering play times supervised by Certified trainers in Seattle since 2004. We monitor for emotional and physical safety, so everybody has fun! Be sure to wear comfortable shoes that will stay on your feet because you will be an active participant in this experience.
Purchase one play time or a play pass – buy 5 to get one free. Choose the dates you want when you register or manage your reservation online by going to Swap Your Sessions
Puppy Play & Train: Thursdays 2:15 to 3:00pm For puppies from 8 weeks up to 20 weeks old (older than 5 months – only with instructor permission).
Please do not bring your puppy if you are also going to off leash parks or daycare. This class is designed to allow puppies a safe, clean socialization opportunity. Puppies are grouped by play style to help keep shy puppies from being overwhelmed. Ahimsa trainer(s) supervising the Play and Train will help owners select the appropriate play group for their dog as well as coach owners on when and how to intervene to keep the social experience positive.
Teen Play & Train: Fridays 1:15 to 2:00pm For dogs 5 to 9 months old. (older than 9 months – for dogs who are regularly coming to this group and are still playing well with the teens)
To join Teen Play, you must have:
- attended Puppy Kindergarten or Puppy Elementary at Ahimsa
- obtained a referral from your Ahimsa class instructor
- received permission to join the group from Wynona or Klara.
If your pup meets this criteria or if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Note: This group may not appropriate for all dogs, even those who are fine at dog daycare or off leash parks. This is because adolescent dogs are developing social skills and preferences and may behave differently in an enclosed space than they do on walks or during one-on-one play.)
To see the schedule and the price, click on the registration table.
Play & Train Notes:
Kids: Well-mannered children are allowed. Children should not run & play with the dogs during the dogs’ play time. The Play & Train is designed for puppies to learn how to socialize with each other. It’s a busy environment and the Ahimsa staff will be focused on ensuring that puppies are safe and confident. If you bring children to attend the play time, chances are good that we’ll ask them to hang out quietly in their own area since not all puppies are comfortable with children, and most puppies get very excited when kids run or play near them, which can escalate play and even get your child nipped by an overexcited puppy.