Puppy Care

Puppy care

What’s best for my puppy?

Here at Happy Hounds we’ve done a lot of puppy care in East London. In our experience there are 4 definite needs for your puppy. Basic care, training, walking & socialisation. This is something our experienced pet carers can help you with.

Pre vaccination – puppy visits

Puppy visits break up the day for your puppy they have ensures they’re feed, have a toilet breaks / training, company and playtime and basic training. It’s good to use a proportion of their food for training purposes, so best to make sure at least some of their food is dry!

Visits are an hour long and we make sure they have love and cuddles as well as all the training, play, feeding and so forth. It also gets the puppy used to others coming into the home, which is crucial if you want to ensure you have a friendly happy dog.  This also gets them used to being left on their own which is essential in order to avoid separation anxiety going forward.

Post vaccination – visits, play and daycare

At this point we can start getting your puppy going out on short lead walks to familiarise them with this. We want to get them used to the lead as early as possible.  You can do this prior to going outside but just in the home.

At this point we would also suggest mixing up visits with puppy play and then when your pup is ready they can join group walks with the occasional day at day care. This is fantastic for socialisation and learning from other dogs. While it’s great for them to play with other puppies, we see how important it is for puppies to mix with older, friendly dogs in a safe environment. So they learn how to behave and understand boundaries.

Moving onto group walks

When the time is right and your puppy is old enough, and depending on the breed. We introduce them to group walks where they can have fun and play. We take it gently, making sure they aren’t over exercising, but increasing their exercise as they develop.

This programme ensures they become happy, friendly, well socialised, confident dogs that fit well into your life.

All grown up?

Going forward, clients tend to continue daytime group walks with their doggy friends, sometimes mixed up with some daycare depending on your needs. It’s great if you work very long hours, or you can always supplement daytime walks with an evening walk. Visit or dog boarding if you going to be home late or away for a night or going on holiday.  We’ll basically be there to provide what you need in terms of care going forward.

Puppy Care

If you have just got a puppy, but aren’t around during the day then we’re here to provide the support you need. One of our very experienced pet carers in the East London area, can come and visit your puppy during the day to help make puppy care a doddle. This is a tricky period for all new owners. We can help take away the stress, making life easier for both you and your new puppy.

Before your puppy is able to go out for walks. We can come and visit for an hour during the middle of the day to ensure his or her day is nicely balanced. This hour can be utilised to really help your puppy’s learning and provide stimulation and exercise.

What’s included in the puppy care?

• Assistance in toilet training.
• Lunchtime feeding.
• Basic training of key commands based on your existing training but covering STAY, SIT, COME and FETCH.
• Cuddles and play time.
• Cleaning up any accidents that may have occurred.

What do you do after my puppy’s had all it’s vaccinations?

Once your puppy’s had all their vaccinations and is able to go out, then we can start incorporating short walks into the visit. This is really great at helping with toilet training. It gets your puppy used to the big outside world and walking on the lead.

At this point, half daycare is a great option so they can meet, play and socialise with a variety of other dogs in a safe environment. Socialisation with other dogs and people is so important in order for them to become happy friendly dogs that fit into your life.  This also means they can have the socialisation and fun without the over exercise of group walks.Your puppy will quickly learn how to behave and interact with other dogs.

When the time is right, we can introduce your puppy to group walks. If they’ve already become used to other dogs at daycare, this is an extension of that, playing out and about with their doggy friends. We ensure they’re not over-exercising and can increase their play off lead time as they grow and develop.  it’s fantastic for training as they learn from their dog friends in this extended environment.  Walked dogs are friendly dogs and as they learn through play, they just have a wonderful time.

Puppy care prices:

We charge £15.00 per hour for visits. Please see our prices page for full details. (When your dog is brought into group walks then prices drop to £12 per day).

Please see our prices page for full details. (When your dog is brought into group walks then prices drop to £12 per day).

Areas covered:

Walthamstow, Chingford, Leyton, Leytonstone, Wanstead, Homerton and surrounding areas.

What do I do now?

If you are interested in this service or would like any more information please contact us on 020 3743 9247 or 07957 585 175 or email at info@happyhounds.co.uk.

Alternatively you can contact us through our online enquiry form.

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