In current times, preparing your puppy for their first day at dog daycare may take some advance planning. Whether your dog is a young puppy just starting to explore or a middle-aged dog who has been spending more time at home this past year, it is important to make sure your dog is comfortable socializing, playing, and relaxing in daycare. Many dog daycare facilities are busy right now socializing covid puppies using both daycare and training.
The first step to setting your dog up for daycare is to schedule a Meet & Greet.
We require a Meet and Greet and a First Day free to get your dog started in our daycare. At your Meet and Greet appointment, we will gather daycare paperwork and your dog’s current vaccination records. You can schedule your Meet and Greet online via our website or call the office directly. We require Rabies (at 4 months old), Distemper/Parvo, Bordatella, and a negative Fecal Test within the last 12 months.
It is important to book your Meet and Greet and complete the First Day Free in advance if your dog needs more visits to become accustomed to daycare. It can take 3-4 weeks to get a Meet and Greet appointment, and we do book up for periods of time.
We will introduce your dog to our team members and a doggie friend during the Meet and Greet! This helps us properly assess your dog and determine any special needs your dog may have.
Your dog's first day of daycare is free!
After the Meet and Greet process is finished, the next step would be to schedule your dog's First Day Free! Most clients combine their Meet & Greet and First Day Free. However, these can be done separately if you would like.
During your dog's First Day Free, a staff member will slowly introduce your dog to the playgroup. We go at their pace to make sure they are comfortable on the play floor. We will use tools like a Thundershirt or X-pen to help your dog acclimate to the group if needed. Some dogs can take a bit longer to be introduced to daycare or may need more time to adjust. This is why it is important to plan in case more daycare visits are required.
Your Puppy’s First Day of Dog Daycare
We offer training programs to go along with daycare, too!
We offer Day School lessons and a Puppy Raising Program if you are looking for your dog to have specialized training along with daycare. If you are interested in signing your dog up for a Puppy Raising Program, you can get in contact with one of our trainers. They would be happy to schedule a Meet and Greet with you to get to know your goals for training.
We can't wait to meet you and your dog!