Puppy Program For Dogs Up To 4 Months Old

Congratulations on your new puppy! The most critical period for learning in your puppy’s life begins now, and we are here to help.

Our Puppy Program provides owners with all the tools they need to raise a healthy and well-behaved pup in the city: individual puppy walks, puppy socialization, guidance and training tips, puppy housebreaking help, and a gentle transition to our adult dog services. All puppies who sign up for our dog walking services are automatically enrolled in the Puppy Program which includes:

NYC Doggies puppy dog walks in NYC

Individualized care

Your puppy will receive individual walks and care, at a discounted rate, until she is 4 months old. Puppies are not be fully vaccinated until that age, but they still need to go outside. Our experienced dog walkers will be vigilant in making sure she stays safe and develops confidence in her urban environment. 

NYC Doggies puppy dog walks in NYC

Training advice

During the first “Meet and Greet” with our professional dog trainer, we’ll discuss puppy training basics like how to set up a safe space for your puppy, establish healthy eating and exercise routines, encourage good habits, and how to begin housetraining.

NYC Doggies puppy dog walks in NYC

Puppy playdates

Socialization, when your puppy is between 8-16 weeks old, is critical for her lifelong happiness. At this age she will learn how to properly interact and play with other dogs, but because she is not yet fully vaccinated, her playmates must be carefully screened. We can help appropriately match pups and provide safe, fun, and fruitful play-dates.

NYC Doggies Puppy Program Rates

Service Type
Walk/Playdate
Training
Boarding
Sitting
Regular
30 min
via Zoom
1 hr session
during
Weekdays
during
Weekdays
$15per solo walk or playdate$75per session$100per 24 hrs$65per 2 walks + sleepover
  • primary walker
    transportation and food costs not included
  • 1 hr pick-up window
Occasional/Weekend
30 min
in Person
1 hr session
during
Weekends
during
Weekends
$22per solo walk or playdate$100per session$100per 24 hrs$65per 2 walks + sleepover
  • no primary walker assigned
    transportation and food costs not included
  • 2 hr pick-up window
Holiday/Off-Hours
30 min
Zoom Package
5 x 1 hr sessions
during
Holiday Periods
during
Holiday Periods
$27per solo walk or playdate$300per package$130per 24 hrs$85per 2 walks + sleepover
  • no primary walker assigned
    transportation and food costs not included
  • 2 hr pick-up window

Puppy Program FAQ

A puppy walk is 30 min from the time the walker enters the apartment until he/she leaves. We use NFC tags, placed in the apt, to scan in/out so clients are instantly notified when their puppy is walked. 

We can do that but we strongly advise against it. 
During this period your puppy is “imprinting” – he is learning how to be a confident dog in the urban world, and our walkers are experienced in making sure he feels safe and comfortable by carefully socializing him to new environments, people, and other dogs. Failure to work on that, every day, when the puppy is between 7-16 weeks old, will most likely have severe behavioral consequences for him. 

We can definitely help provide 2~3 regular puppy walks per day if needed. 

After a puppy turns 4 months old, he usually joins our small group walks. In the beginning with just one other dog, that matches his personality and energy level. We would still provide individual walks to a dog that’s older than 4 months if the dog is sick and cannot/should not be walked with other dogs. In that case though,  the “individual walk” rate would apply. 

Puppy walks take place around your residence. The distance we travel depends a lot on each puppy and it usually increases as the puppy gets older. We take great care during the walks to avoid those places usually favored by dogs to poop and pee. We also make sure that the puppy does not eat anything off the gro