Have you ever wondered why we don't take puppies younger than 4 months at Unleashed?
We hear it everyday. " I want my puppy to be socialized."
Socialization is a big part of a puppy's development, in fact it is crucial that puppies are socialized between 8 weeks to 6 months of age. Doggy Daycare/dog parks are not the answer. Puppies have sponge brains similar to children and if bullied, may develop inappropriate reactions and/or suffer from ptsd.
Daycare is great for physical and mental stimulation, but young puppies need as much as 12-14 hours of sleep a day.
For puppies under 4 months of age, we recommend puppy kindergarten. Puppies are able to learn social cues, and receive training appropriate to their age in a controlled setting.
We want your puppy to play at daycare, but not until they have a solid foundation and can really enjoy it!