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Canine recreation center

People and dogs

Welcome to

Canine Connection!

Looking for a safe space to bring your dog and meet other dog people? Look no further! Canine Connection is an indoor canine recreation center designed for dogs and their people. We provide a safe space to further enrich the lives of our dogs, enhance the connection between your dog and you, and to connect dog guardians in a safe and supportive environment where we play, learn, and connect. If this sounds great, you also get the added benefit of a place to recreate indoors when nature doesn't cooperate! Plus, you'll have access to a variety of services our partners offer. 

Man's Best Friends


We offer monthly and annual membership options. If you’re not sure if membership and group play are right for your dog, book a consultation with our partner Doggonit Training. We also offer visit packages designed for you to try before you buy, and day passes so you and your pup can frolic with the rest of the pack without the commitment of membership. Safety is our top priority. Our center is staffed to ensure all dogs and guardians are playing safe. Please see the requirements page for more information.


How do you become a member? It's easy! Simply create an account through the Gingr pet parent portal and you're on your way to enjoying a pawsomely good time! Visit Gingr online or download the Gingr for Pet Parents mobile app. Use facility code 339480 to easily find Canine Connection. Once you create your account you can easily upload vaccination information, purchase memberships and packages, book rentals, and register for events. Check out the events page for more information on play groups and breed meetups

Membership Information

We have a variety of membership options, packages and passes to meet everyone’s needs. Register and purchase memberships through Gingr. Membership benefits include:

  • Unlimited access during open play hours.

  • Free play groups.

  • 50% off breed meetups and member events.

  • 15% off private rentals and birth/gotcha day parties.

  • One free 30-minute private rental per month.

We offer a 15% discount off all memberships and packages to seniors over 62 years of age, active-duty military and veterans (proof required).

Happy Paws Annual Membership

Pay for a full year in advance and save 15%! Membership fee will be renewed automatically once per year. 

  • Single Dog: $510

Discount included. That’s just $42.50/month!

  • Multi Dog (up to 3 dogs): $663

Discount included. That’s just $55.25/month!

The Zoomies Monthly Membership

You’ll be billed automatically on a monthly basis. It’s simple and easy! 

  • Single Dog: $50 per month

Only $6.25/visit if you visit twice a week!

  • Multi Dog (up to 3 dogs): $65 per month

Only $8.12/visit if you visit twice a week!

Packages and Passes 

Membership not right for you? We’ve got you covered! Purchase a play pass or try our visit packages.

Play Pass: $15

Visit anytime during our open play hours. Valid for up to two dogs

The High Five Package: $60

Save with a 5-visit package only $12/visit

The Wiggle Butt Package: $110

Save with a 10-visit package only $11/visit

Packages and Passes
Private Rentals

Hourly Rentals

30 minutes (1-2 dogs): $25

30 minutes (3-5 dogs): $40

60 minutes (1-4 dogs): $50

60 minutes (5-7 dogs): $75 | Each additional dog $10; up to ten dogs.

Rental Packages

Our rental packages are designed to give you freedom of paying in advance if you know you’ll be regularly renting our space. Each package is for 60 minutes for 1-4 dogs. ​​

The Belly Rub Package: $235

Buy 5 rentals and save!

The Down Dog Package: $450

Buy 10 rentals and save even more!

Birthday and Adoption Day Pawties

Celebrate your pup's special day with their BFFs (best fido friends) and their people! We'll work with you to plan a special day and provide each pup with a take-home goodie bag.

Pawty: $200

Includes 1.5-hour rental for up to 10 pups! Each additional pup is $10. Each additional half-hour is $25. Includes goodie bags for all pups. 

Group and Event Rentals

Looking for space to hold a dog-friendly event or need space for a larger group? We’re here for you! Contact us directly to discuss events and pricing.

Dog Walker

Groups | Classes | Events

Play Groups, Meetups and Other Fun Stuff

Looking for age-appropriate or size-appropriate play groups for your pup, and need a little support as a pup guardian. Want to frolic with other pups of the same breed. Looking for fun things to do with your pup? Check out Gingr for dates and times and come romp with us!


Puppy Play Group (4-6) Months

Start socializing and exposing your pup to new experiences during our puppy play groups for young pups and get some much needed support from other puppy guardians. Offered Wednesdays at 9 AM and Saturdays at 8:30 AM.

Practice and Play Thursday

Are you looking for something fun to do with your dog? Bust that boredom and come to our Practice and Play Thursdays! Learn a new skill in a fun and friendly atmosphere with Emily Mott, Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Canine Connection employee! Emily will walk you through simple and fun steps to practice a fun, new skill or build upon something your pup already knows. Plus, you get to take play breaks to pawty with other pups while learning this new skill. Join us on the first Thursday of the month at 9:00am to learn the new skill. Then come back every Thursday at 9:00 Am to practice, and of course, play! Every month we'll learn a new skill together to keep your pup on their paws! 

Walks and Wags

Join our weekly walking group to stroll the nearby WOW trail with other pups and guardians in a friendly and relaxed setting. All dogs will be leashed. It's a perfect way to meet new fur and human friends, practice those leash walking skills, and get some exercise in too! Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 PM and Saturdays 7:30 - 8:30 AM.

Senior Social

Do you have a senior pup that enjoys play and socializing but at a more relaxed pace? Join our Senior Social hour on Thursday evenings to provide your pup with a stimulating experience at their own pace.

Breed Meetups

We offer breed specific meetups once a month or more frequently as requested. This is a chance for your pups to romp with their crews and for guardians to socialize and share their love of the breed. 

We ask that you register in advance for all groups and meetups. Drop-ins will not be accepted. Thank you!

Play groups: $12 or FREE with membership

Breed meetups: $15 or 50% off with membership.


We've partnered with trainers and enrichment specialists to offer fun and rewarding classes for your pups. Check out the class schedule below and register directly through our partners. All classes are held at Canine Connection's facility at 125 Water St., Unit 2A.

Pupstacle Fun!

Stimulating the mind and body, this is a great way to try agility and see if it's something you want to pursue.

Fun Fit Fido!

Enjoy working with your canine companion on various fitness equipment as you have fun, learn to communicate and build a stronger bond.

Stay tuned for upcoming classes offered by Paws With Me K9 Enrichment and Training


Reactive Recovery

Does your dog bark and lunge at other dogs? Are walks stressful? Is your dog out of control on a leash? If your dog has BIG feelings when they see other dogs this is the class for you! Get ready to help your dog make better choices when they see another dog, improve their focus on you, and feel calmer- all with fun games and exercises. We will focus on giving each dog the skills they need to succeed, and put these skills into practice in a safe environment.

Offered by Doggonit Training


Dog Walker at the Park

​Upcoming Events

  • Paint Your Pet Night "Dog Days of Summer"
    Paint Your Pet Night "Dog Days of Summer"
    Sat, Aug 10
    Canine Connection
    Aug 10, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Canine Connection, 125 Water St, Laconia, NH 03246, USA
    Join us for a fun filled evening painting your pet using acrylic paint on glass set in a frame. No skill needed, just follow the directions and you'll have plenty of individual help from the instructor if needed. Our theme is "Dog Days of Summer"!
Dog Running


We are focused on safety for your dog and you! Guardians are required to supervise their dogs at all times. Dogs should be well socialized and under verbal control. Dogs displaying aggressive or disruptive behavior shall be removed immediately. Our trained staff are monitoring the play area, and we ask that you follow our general center rules and guidelines posted throughout the building.

All dogs are required to be current on age-appropriate vaccination: Rabies, Bordetella and DHPP. Proof of vaccination required prior to entering the center. You can upload information upon registration and purchase of memberships, rentals, packages, and events.

Before entering the center, please potty your dog outside in designated areas. If there’s an accident inside, you are responsible for cleaning and disposing of waste. There are several sanitation stations for this purpose.

Additional requirements will be posted as necessary.

Dog Walking


Canine Connection is proud to partner with local pet service industry to provide you with a positive, rewarding and fun experience within our community. Interested in becoming a community partner? Contact us!

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Business Info

125 Water St., Unit 2A, Laconia, NH 03246

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Hours of Operation

Open Play = Register online and visit anytime during these hours to enjoy playing in the center. Can be used with memberships, visit packages and day passes.

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED


9 - 9:30 AM Puppy Play

9:30 AM - 12 PM Open Play

5 - 8 PM Open Play

5:30 - 6:30 Walks & Wags


9 - 9:30 AM Practice and Play

9:30 AM - 12 PM Open Play

5 - 6 PM Senior Group

6 - 8 PM Rentals


9 AM - 12 PM Open Play

5 - 8 PM Open Play


7:30 - 8:30 AM Walks & Wags

8:30 - 9 AM Puppy Play

9 AM - 12 PM Open Play

12 - 2 PM Parties/Rentals 

4 - 5 PM Breed Meetup (last Saturday of the month)



9 AM - 12 PM Play Groups 

12 - 2 PM Parties/Rentals

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