Spot’s Tots Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.s)
I can’t pick my puppy up between 12 & 12:30; what happens to him/her in the afternoons during Spot’s Tots?
We welcome your puppy into daycare after Spot’s Tots hours. Puppies enrolled in our Full day program will receive nap time from 12:00pm – 2:00pm and specialized supervised play in our existing daycare groups in the afternoon until pick up. Whenever possible, puppies in the Spot’s Tots will be grouped with other puppies in the program, and/or with other appropriate dogs 4 – 8 months of age, creating a sub-set of our general small and gentle dog playgroup.
I need care for my puppy on a Tuesday or a Friday but the Spot’s Tots isn’t offered on those days. What are my options?
If a puppy needs care on a day that the Spot’s Tots program is not offered, regular daycare is an option. Whenever possible, puppies in the Spot’s Tots will be grouped with other puppies in the program, and/or with other appropriate dogs creating a sub-set of our general small and gentle dog playgroup. Regular daycare days are not part of Spot’s Tots and are paid for separately at the regular daycare rate.
I only want my puppy to come 1 or 2 times per week; do I have to attend all the scheduled sessions in a row? Can I pick and choose what days to send my puppy?
Your puppy does not need to attend the sessions in a row. You can pick and choose when to have your puppy in the program. The training covered for your puppy will be tailored to where they are in the sequence. For example, your puppy will graduate on the fifth day of your package, regardless of where the rest of the group is at on day 5. However, it is ideal to attend 2 or three times in sequence, as the staff leader will attempt to have as many puppies as possible on the same schedule in the curriculum.
What happens at Graduation?
At graduation, your puppy will receive a certificate of completion, a special treat or toy, and a photo taken with a cap!
Why does my puppy need to be in his or her new home for 2 weeks before attending daycare?
This is a general policy of TGDS. Think about it! Your puppy has just undergone a HUGE life change! He has been separated from Mom and littermates and from every other aspect of life as he knew it. Your puppy needs time to bond with you and to adjust to life with his new family before being challenged by the exposure to so many new sights, sounds and locations (such as a pet care facility like TGDS). Your puppy’s immune system is also developing; lots of rest and good nutrition are needed so he can be strong enough to handle vaccinations and the things he could potentially be exposed to in the environment outside your home.
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