Puppy Visits – Frequently Asked Questions
Why does my puppy need visits?
Well, first of all, your young puppy will likely need to relieve himself while you are away all day. One of two visits throughout the day will provide him with a regular schedule, which will in turn help teach him the basics of potty training.
Why can’t my puppy go to the off leash park on group walks?
We’d love to take your pup along, but only after they’ve had their puppy shots. That way, we’ll know their chances of catching anything from other dogs are reduced. They’ll also be much tougher and less wobbly by the time they can play with other dogs at the park.
At what age can my puppy go on group walks?
We recommend that your puppy graduate to group walks at four months. At this age, puppies are ready for lengthier exercise and will benefit greatly from interacting with other dogs.
Why shouldn’t my puppy continue with private visits past 4 months?
Technically we can enrol your puppy in our private walk program once they reach 4 months of age. However, unless due to a medical issue, we don’t recommend that you keep your puppy in private walks. Group walks, and socialization in general, are such an important part of your puppy’s wellbeing and growth.
We often meet clients whose dogs missed that all-important socialization phase of a young dog’s life, and are now struggling to teach an older dog proper manners and behaviour towards doggie friends in the neighbourhood. This often requires many hours of training, which can be a financial hardship, as well as stressful to the dog. That’s why we are huge believers in early socialization! It can save you and your puppy many problems later in life.
Can you feed my puppy during puppy visits?
Yes, of course! Just leave the food out for us, and we’ll make sure your puppy gets a chance to have lunch every day. We’re happy to work with you in transitioning your pup from several meals a day to two or three as puppy gets older.