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The first months of a young pup's life are critical to shaping their future selves. This is why we have crafted a structured program to help pet parents during this time. Our Puppy Preschool and Puppy Daycare programs are designed to allow them to grow into a balanced, socialized, and good natured pup.
Early socialization and desensitization leads to decreased fears and anxieties down the road. Whether your puppy visits us once a week, or every day, they will get to experience our structured curriculum that focuses on socialization to sights, sounds, and experiences that they'll need to navigate life as an adult.
These are programs that go beyond the traditional benefits of Doggy Daycare for our youngest pups. So whether you bring them once a week or every day, they will have the positive experiences that are pivotal in creating that healthy and happy member of your family.
Our Puppy Preschool is our signature 4- or 6-week puppy training program and socialization curriculum designed for young puppies aged 8-20 weeks.
During their days at Puppy Preschool we focus on:
Our Puppy Preschool Program includes:
Choose to add an additional 2 weeks of Puppy Preschool training for a total of six weeks! Get more socialization and extra training to help make your pup well rounded and socialized.
Putting you and your puppy on the same page ensures consistency in training. This is why we review with you the skills that we are working on a weekly basis with you, so that you can also teach and implement the same things at home. Let us do the hard work for you, so you can enjoy your happy puppy at home
Our Puppy Plus is similar to our Puppy Preschool with a strong focus on manners and socialization, but without the commitment of attending Monday through Friday. The curriculum has been designed for young puppies aged 8-20 weeks to get them on the right path.
During their days at Puppy Plus we work on:
Our Puppy Plus Program includes:
Helping to shape puppies, our Puppy Daycare program focuses on the socialization of puppies. We'll work on polite playtime, potty training, crate training, and socialization to help your puppy learn skills for everyday life.
Our Puppy Daycare program includes:
🦴 Which option is right for me?
Choosing a Puppy Program depends on your budget, commitment to training at home, and your personal goals for your puppy.
Puppy preschool is intense, however we do the daily hard work for you, and ultimately you reap the rewards.
Puppy daycare is a great option if you're able to and want to do more hands on training work yourself, and are looking more for socialization rather than training.
🦴 Vaccination Requirements
Puppies must have their first Distemper Combination and Bordetella vaccination at least 7 days prior to their first day of Puppy Preschool, and must be kept up to date during their time at Tailz.
While it used to be recommended that puppies not be socialized until after their third set of puppy vaccines at 16 weeks, research now shows us that waiting this long can be at the detriment of their social skills, and the risk of diseases is quite low if they have received their first or second set of vaccinations.
🦴 Why is it important to socialize young?
Research shows that starting to socialize your puppy at 8 weeks helps them to develop better social skills and confidence, rather than waiting until they are 4 months or older to start socializing and training. Socializing is great for puppies and also is a preventative step against behavioural problems as they grow up such as fear, and anxiety.
Starting to train and reinforce good behaviours in your puppy while they're young, means that cute tolerable puppy behaviours (like mouthing) won't become an unbearable problem as they grow up. Training puppies from a young age helps create consistency for them and results in consistent behaviours at home. Avoiding frustrations with your dog's behaviours helps your bond so you can enjoy your relationship, rather than feeling frustrated by your dog's behaviours.
🦴 Why are naps important?
Young puppies require an average of 15-20 hours a day of sleep and need to take breaks in order to prevent them from becoming over aroused and overstimulated (think of toddlers with no naps... yikes!) For this reason, we give puppies naps in crates every 1-2 hours. It creates a den for your puppy to make their own and assists you with your crate training at home! Fitted with with comfy blankets, beds, calming spray and a treat, your puppy will love this time to rest in between play sessions!
🦴 When do the Puppy Programs run?
Our Puppy Program curriculum runs Monday – Friday and will start at 9:00am. Although our curriculum doesn’t start until mid-morning, you can drop off your puppy as soon as we open at 6:30am, and pick-up at our latest time of 6:30pm.
🦴 Should I bring lunch?
We recommend that you bring your puppy lunch. Please send a single serving lunch in a clearly labeled bag or container.
🦴 Will treats be given?
To aide in training, your puppy may also be given treats throughout the day, which we will provide. Our treats are typically quite tasty for the young pups, however if you have particular treats that your puppy loves, you can bring those in a clearly labeled bag. We will use those for one-on-one training sessions.
Be sure to let us know if your puppy has any food allergies or sensitivities.
🦴 Does my puppy have access to water?
Additionally, your puppy will have access to fresh, cold water during each structured playtime.