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Puppy Care

A new four legged member of the family is one of the most exciting times for any family. If you have to work or are going to be out of the house for longer than usual our Puppy Care service is for you!

The first few months of a puppy's life are the most important and ideally, they should be introduced to a number of different experiences, noises, animals, and people as soon as possible. This process is called socialisation. Socialisation allows a dog to learn what to expect from everyday life and how to deal with this when they are older so that they do not become anxiour or fearful.

A puppy that is introduced correctly to a variety of experiences is more likely to be a sociable, confident, and well-adjusted dog. It is important that your puppy does not become overwhelmed or overexposed during this time and to ensure that the people/ animals/ environments you are exposing them to are selected carefully. Interactions should to be short and successful.

Socialisation is a key part of our Puppy Care service along with basic training, toilet training and getting your puppy used to being in their own company for short periods of time - a great way to prevent seperation anxiety.

It's never too early to start puppy visits. Waiting until your puppy is fully vaccinated loses precious time in the sensitive period to socialise them. At Simply the Pets we have a puppy sling that allows us to safely puppies so that we can still take them out and introduce them to numerous experiences in a calm, positive way.

Growing Up

Once puppies are fully vaccinated and old enough we like to introduce them onto our group walks which are a great way to socialise your dog with up to 3 other friendly, sociable dogs.

Click here to view our guide to Puppy Nipping


"We are extremely pleased with the services Simply the Pets provides. They get on great with our dog and have been very accomodating and helpful with our dog's development. They always goes that extra mile when it comes to the welfare of our dog. We would not hesitate in recommending their services."