Puppy Socialization and Training

Training should start as soon as you bring your puppy home! Puppies want to discover and play and also love to chew, bite, and bark. Without proper guidance and training, undesirable behaviors can set in quickly. Puppies become better behaved when they are given clear rules and boundaries, and when they receive positive reinforcement for good behavior.

FREE Puppy Socialization

Training for puppies begins with proper socialization. Finding a safe space to introduce your dog to others can be difficult. We have the solution!

Stay tuned for new dates for our next FREE Puppy Social Hour!

Our FREE Puppy Social Hour classes are a great opportunity to talk to our dog experts while your puppy plays with new friends. This program is designed for puppies up to 6 months old. Call us to register today!

What You Need to Know!

Puppy Social Hour is available from 10AM to 11AM. Reservations are required, limit 10 puppies per group, and all age appropriate vaccines required.

Rivermist Pet Lodge is committed to the health and safety of our guests and team members. All yards will be clean and sanitized before and after the social hours. We are limiting the number of clients in the play yard and only allowing our staff to provide supervision inside the yard.

We will have spaces set 6 feet apart if you would like to stay and watch the play times, otherwise you are able to drop off and pick up once the hour is over. We will provide masks and hand sanitizer to all guests.

Available to puppies up to 6 months old. Reservations and age appropriate vaccinations required.

New Clients Receive

50% OFF

lodging for the first five nights.* Contact us.

*Mention this offer to receive the discount. Requires one of our fun, discounted activity packages. Subject to availability. Cannot be combined with other offers.

Call Us to Book Today

Contact Us

Call Us

Phone: (301) 774-3100
Fax: (301) 774-2746

Our Address

19515 New Hampshire Ave.
Brinklow, MD 20862


Mon. – Fri.: 9AM – 6PM
Sat.: 9AM – 5PM
Sun.: 11AM – 3PM

With many changes in our lives due to the Coronavirus (COVID -19), our pets can be such a comfort to us as we learn to enjoy and endure the circumstances of staying at home and practicing social distancing.

We want you to know that Rivermist Pet Lodge is committed to being here for you during this time. We are ready to pamper your four-legged family members in whatever ways will help make this a safe and comfortable time for you and your pet. 

At Rivermist, the health and well-being of your pet and family are our top priority. We have taken every possible measure to keep our facilities operating in a safe manner and have continually evolved our procedures based on current circumstances. Pet care staff will be here to care for your pets and are eager to accommodate you, our client, as much as we can. 

Rivermist Pet Lodge will continue to actively monitor the news and guidance from various public agencies about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and will abide by the recommendations put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. State Department, and city and county officials. Again, our goal is to remain open while continuing to provide a safe environment for our staff, clients, and guests.

Please review the article link below from the AKC regarding COVID-19 and pets: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/can-dogs-get-coronavirus/   

We wish you all health and safety and loving snuggles for your pets!

New FREE Puppy Socialization Hours!