Puppy Walks & Visits Questions
Why do I need puppy visits?
A young puppy can suffer from two things: separation anxiety and a small bladder. The puppy visits ease both issues. A regular schedule helps to curb those nasty symptoms of separation anxiety: destructive or unhealthy chewing, and excessive barking or yelping. Plus, reliable scheduling makes your puppy’s house and crate training more effective.
Will my puppy be out with other dogs?
No. Puppy visits are private outings, for a lot of reasons. First, puppies have sensitive natures. Second, they’re not very strong physically. Third, there’s a 3- to 4-month period before their immunizations are complete. So we don’t even take other dogs to visit puppies.
What age is suitable for puppy visits?
Generally, we recommend the service for pups under 4 months of age. After that, we advise graduation to a group walk where your puppy can benefit from socialization and increased exercise, not to mention leash training.
When will my puppy be visited?
This depends on your schedule. Generally, for a “9 to 5” worker we assume you have to be away from your puppy from about 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. If we are visiting twice a day, we provide visits roughly around 10am and 2pm. We aim to provide visits no more then 3-4 hours apart. The idea is to reduce both the length of time a young dog has to go without a bathroom break, and the time he or she has to spend alone.
How long does a puppy visit last?
A visit lasts a minimum of 30 minutes.
Can you administer medication?
We are happy to administer medication in pill or liquid form; Our own dog, Noodle is diabetic, so we are also experienced in giving insulin shots under specific direction regarding timing and dosage.