Puppy Play School
Our standard daily daycare is already the perfect environment to help socialise and develop dogs from a young age. We have many puppies who join us as soon as they're vaccinated and love coming weekly or every day to see their friends in our enriching school like environment.
Our puppy play school offers even more.
The first 10 - 24 weeks are critical to nurturing a healthy, confident and well trained dog, but not everyone has the time to expose their dog to interactions with other dogs or attend puppy training classes. That essential interaction is even more difficult with the current social distancing requirements, and many dogs are missing out on some much needed social time.
Our comprehensive enrichment, socialisation and training play school offers a structured curriculum enabling your puppy to be a confident and relaxed, well mannered dog that you can be proud of.
What it involves
Set in our purpose built daycare center and using 100% force free teaching methods your puppies will be able to explore the puppy soft play area, the hotel rooms, main area and outdoor canine grass whilst under the constant supervision of our Pet Whisperers.
Our low dog-to-human ratio of 5 to 1 helps ensure each puppy gets enough one-on-one attention. This responsive care helps each dog feel safe and secure, without feelings of being overwhelmed and is crucial to their social and emotional development, and overall learning.
We focus on developing well mannered, friendly and socialised dogs. Ensuring balanced play, and managing their environment and introductions we help train your puppy the basic building blocks of a responsive and well behaved dog.
Your homework exercises will help you continue in that development and provide you with the knowledge to keep up with the skills your puppy has learnt whilst at play school.
Weekly Progress Reports
Electronic reports, photos and tips on how to keep practicing their new skills
Puppy Foundation Training
Our currculum covers essential commands, manners and confidence building exercises
£120 per 5 week term
inc 1 Daycare
Exercises to practice at home and dedicated tasks to help build their experiences
One to One Time
With a 5:1 human to dog ratio each puppy will have solo time working on their specific goals
Vitally important controlled introductions and socialisation with other friendly puppies
Exposure to certain sounds and objects helping them to build confidence and relax
Group Play & Enrichment
In our different areas your puppy will be safe to chase and play with their new friends
Dedicated Photo Album
You'll get to see what they're up to with your pups own highlights album
Full daycare Day
More dogs, more time and more fun. 1 Full daycare session, can be used any day Mon - Fri.
5 Week Term
Weekly puppy play school is every Saturday 9am - 12pm for 5 weeks. A total of 15 hours
Daycare prices vary, but during term time you can book daycare at the cheapest rate of £26
Certificate of Completion
There's no pass or fail and each puppy will receive a certificate of graduation
Play School Requirements
Your puppy must be between 10 - 24 weeks old to be eligible for enrolment
Puppies over 20 weeks need to attend 1 x Daycare for assessment prior to enrolment.
Vaccinations - First set of vaccinations must have been given (proof required)
Each term last 5 consecutive weeks and missed weeks cannot be rescheduled
Play School runs 9am-12pm on Saturdays
AM Drop of is 8.45am - 9am, collection is 12pm-12.15pm
Late collection fees apply
Dogs must be enrolled to attend (places are limited)
Puppies can still attend regular daycare whilst being enrolled in play school
Puppies do not have to have completed play school in order to attend regular daycare
Full daycare session included can be used from week 1 until 2 weeks after the end of term
Cost - £120 payable upon enrolment confirmation
To register for our next available play school term get in Touch
Hank and Nari meeting in our puppy area
We cover the basics such as: Sit, down, recall, distraction recall, drop, stay/wait.
We also try to teach them a few tricks which we use as distraction as part of the training if we need to interrupt unwanted behaviours.
We only use force free, positive reinforcement and reward based training techniqies
What commands do you teach?
What teaching style do you use?
Do I leave my puppy with you?
Can I stay during the sessions?
Yes your puppy is left with our Pet Whisperers for each full session and daycare. You're not able to stay onsite whilst our school runs.
One of the reasons being for social distancing but also our school is for Puppies, not humans. We provide you with progress reports and homework so you can continue with the training we do
Can my puppy come to standard daycare whilst enrolled in play school?
What's the difference between the two?
Yes, if anything we'd encourage it. The more socialisation as a puppy the better.
In standard daycare we ensure everyone learns manners, plays correctly and socialises in the right way, but after their first day it's rare we remove dogs to work one on one with them. Play school has extra focus on habituation and basic training and follows our set structure.
Can I call or visit so we can chat about my puppy if I have specific issues?
The service we offer has little human face to face contact. You will complete a questionnaire about your puppy and we will provide bespoke feedback each week but we're not able to chat over the phone. We are more than happy to respond with detailed emails to any specific queries you have throughout the term.