Puppy Preschool

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773745_151559968545675_5193953154614362892_oWe know the first few months of a puppy’s life are the most critical time for shaping their temperament, character and future behavioral patterns. Did you know that 90% of a puppy’s attitude about the world around them is developed in this important time period?

Puppy Preschool will help you get your puppy off to the right start!

Puppy Preschool is a half or full day program for puppies 16 weeks old and older, where pet parents drop their puppy off for a day of positive learning, socialization and fun See “About Puppy Preschool” for full details.

About Puppy Preschool

Our Puppy Preschool is going to consist of a core curriculum in 5 developmental areas.

 

Yappy Hour which will consist of supervised puppy play time where puppies will learn appropriate greeting rituals, practice play postures. learn some playground rules and learn to be a good fur friend over all.
 
New Adventures will be a time of exploring new things in a positive and fun environment. The Adventure Box, walking on new surfaces, dress up games and things on wheels are just a few of the things the puppies will learn about in a safe environment that encourages exploration and self confidence.
 
We will be teaching puppies that Manners Matter. They will learn to sit politely, that four feet on the floor gets positive attention and to “drop it” when they have something they aren’t supposed to. We will also introduce them to a simulated vet exam and grooming experience as we condition them that being on an exam or grooming table is tons of fun!
 
Breed All About It is where we play breed specific games and activities with the puppies to give them an outlet for their instinctual needs. We play herding games, retrieving games, working games, chasing games and nosework games…just to name a few!
 
Sound Proof Puppy, where we will use a phone app specifically designed to condition puppies to different sounds with reward based responses…so puppies learn that storms, crying babies and vacuum cleaners mean fun and games!!
 
Puppies brains are developing very quickly! Studies show that Puppy Enrichment greatly enhances a puppies total potential for achievement.
 
As puppies grow, learn and mature, we will begin transitioning them into Regular Daycare, slowly and at their own pace, so playing in large groups with adult dogs is a positive experience for them. When puppies are ready, we will graduate them into our regular daycare program with a party, some pics and of course a graduation diploma!
 

Puppy Preschool is available Mon-Fri

AM Preschool: Drop off 7-9 am. Pick up 12-12:30 pm

PM Preschool: Drop off 12-12:30 pm. Pick up: Anytime before 6 pm.

Full Day Preschool: Drop off 7-9 am. Pick up: Anytime before 6 pm.

Price: $15/ half day. $25/full day

 

Enrollment

You will be choosing which days/times you would like to enroll your puppy in Preschool and your chosen schedule will be a set schedule week-to-week until your puppy graduates. Need some flexibility in scheduling? No problem, we have a drop-in system via our Parent Facebook Page.
See our Q&A below section for more details. Click Here to Enroll!
 
Hours and Pricing

We have half and full day openings Mon-Fri

 

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Am Preschool:  7 am-12:30 pm
(must drop off between 7-9 am and pick up between 12-12:30 pm)
Pm Preschool: 12:30 pm-6 pm 
(must drop off between 12-12:30 pm and pick up anytime before 6 pm)
Full day Preschool:  7 am-6 pm 
 
Price for half day is $15/day
Price for full day is $25/day
 
 
About Socialization

 

Click here to read some important info on puppy socialization. 

 

FAQ
What are the vaccine requirements?
We require completed Distemper series, Bordatella (canine cough) and a negative fecal test. Please Note: There is a 7 day waiting period after acquiring the bordatella vaccine to give puppy’s little immune systems time to build immunity.
 
Is a full day or half day better?
That really depends on the individual puppy. We recommend half days to start, for very young puppies, but if your schedule is only conducive to a full day, no worries…full day puppies get lunch and a nap. Shy or timid puppies may benefit from a half day experience, energetic puppies may enjoy a full day. The Puppy Preschool teacher stays in close communication with her puppy parents with any recommendations to make sure it’s always a positive experience.
 
I see this program operates on a set schedule. What if I cannot commit to a set schedule? Are there options for me?
Of course! We will have a drop-in system via our Preschool Parent Facebook Page. Preschool teachers will post daily around 7 am, any slots that are available that day.  The first clients to comment will be allotted the space, based on availability. For example if we post we have 3 morning slots available, the first 3 people to comment will be allotted the space by a reply to confirm.
 
What if I don’t have a Facebook Page?
We encourage you to set one up even if you keep it private and only use it to access the Parent Facebook Page. Or you can try calling the office or emailing (preferred) in the morning to see if there is availability, but the team is busy checking dogs in and can’t always get to the phone.
 
Can I do a combination of full and half days?
Yes! As long as they are on the same days and consistent week to week.
 
 Can I meet the person who cares for my puppy?
Absolutely!  The Preschool teachers never leave the puppies unsupervised, but you can make arrangements to set up an appointment after hours to meet the head Preschool teachers.
 
I have more questions, who do I contact?
We are happy to answer questions!!  Send us an email to dogsbaynorth@gmail.com
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Testimonials
Doris

 

Dogs Bay Puppy Preschool is a brilliant concept. As puppy parents of a breed that is very misunderstood, we wanted our little girl to get as much socialization at a young age as possible. The program has provided this and so much more! The Dogs Bay team is passionate and led by a true professional. Early education will aid our pups in being better citizens!

Mechelle & Doris

KinaKina loves going to school! Every morning she goes, I simply ask her “want to go play?!” and she goes crazy!

Puppy pre school has taught her how to behave properly around other dogs, and overcome obstacles in a way that we couldn’t have done.  We are so grateful for Dogs Bay and the amazing team for helping shape Kina into a wonderful, well rounded dog!

 

 

Sarah Grotenhuis

havoc

 

Puppy preschool has been such a wonderful experience for Havoc! He has learned to play well with other puppies and older dogs. He loves the staff and is super excited when we arrive! I love that he gets to have fun with other dogs, gets lots of exercise and is being taken care of by people that love him! Thanks Dogs Bay Team!

Love, Havoc’s family

 

 

HarleyAs a veterinary technician, I am always telling clients about the importance of socializing their puppy and getting their puppy used to new experiences at the age of 8 to 16 weeks. The best way that they can do this is through programs like Dogs Bay Puppy Preschool, which helps with socialization and desensitization in puppies in a safe environment.

As a puppy mommy, I love bringing Harley to Puppy Preschool! I know that he gets used to other dogs and to common sounds and experiences. He always loves going and has a great time, and I love seeing what he does during his day on Facebook!

Kara and Harley

oliver

First of all the staff at Dogs Bay North are phenomenal! My Oliver is so excited everyday to attend Puppy Preschool.

Puppy Preschool is so essential to my fur baby’s development. He is being well socialized and taught the fundamentals for becoming the best he can be. Puppy preschool and myself, partner together to help develop/reinforce great skills and behaviors. I will & do recommend this program to every family with a fur baby. Oliver loves going to school!!

Tami David

Charlie

Puppy Preschool has been a fantastic experience!!

Charley has become more confident, plays better with other dogs, has become more brave with things he feared.  He truly loves the staff..he lets out a chirp of excitement and runs for the door when we arrive. The staff is so sweet to him..I love knowing that he loves it when I leave him. When I pick him up…he is wiped out for the rest of the night!! It’s great to know he had a fun filled day learning new things!  This is a great, safe way of socializing your dog! I also want to mention, the creative games they play with the pups to challenge them. We just love it!!

Mary Rennick

Where: Dogs Bay North Doggie Daycare
3225 132nd Ave., Holland 49424
When:  Mon-Fri

Space is limited to ensure quality of care so register today!

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