P.U.P.

Puppy Undergraduate Programme

Duncan’s Puppy Undergraduate Programme

We are the first daycare in the South East to provide a dedicated training program for your puppy. We focus on excellent socialisation, training and providing an enriching environment for your pup. It encompasses three key steps that will develop your puppy into a wonderful lifelong companion.
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The 3 steps

Socialisation & habituation

Socialisation: Your puppy will take part in daily group puppy play sessions, which is wonderful for their socialisation. Being around a variety of different breeds, personalities and play styles is fantastic for your puppies social development, and this is what they will receive during their time with us. New puppies are gradually integrated into the group in a very positive and fun way, under the supervision of our caring and experienced staff. We also introduce gentle adult dogs to them, so they can benefit from learning some adult social etiquette. It is also vitally important that we teach the puppies to relax in each others presence too, so we factor in opportunities to chill out throughout the day.

Habituation: Is all about gently introducing the world to your puppy, and having positive meaningful experiences. Your puppy will get used to having fun with new people as well as the chance to explore different surfaces, smells and sounds. Learning to be confident and content in unfamiliar environments is a life skill and will ensure your puppy becomes a well rounded adult dog.

Training

While at DDD your puppy will engage in one-to-one training. We focus on building great foundations for you both to build on.

  1. Our aim at PUP is to develop useful life skills for your puppy. We will take your puppy through all the basics, including sit, down, coming when called, leave and stay. Training is a fantastic way of providing dogs with the mental stimulation they require, and is a great way to build two way communication and confidence.
  2. We understand that every dog is an individual, and we want them all to have a great time whilst they are with us. Once we have nailed the basics we will think about how we can build on them. We hope to turn your pups into enthusiastic learners, who thrive from the routine of daycare and develop into wonderful companions.
  3. When pups are roughly 6 months old, we start the very gradual process of integrating them into the woodland area with the adult dogs. The puppies absolutely love making new friends and having a great big new section to explore!
Care

At DDD we provide ongoing advice and support regarding your puppy.

We are all dog owners ourselves and understand the challenges of being a puppy parent. Our PUP team is here to answer any questions you have relating to training your puppy. Your puppies welfare is our priority and closely monitor their progress, behaviour and health at all times.
You can keep up to date with what we are doing through our instagram page, where you will see them having fun and be able to access handy training tips too. We are here for you and your puppy every step of the way. We love being able to help you and your puppy's relationship flourish.

When to sign up to PUP?

Ready to sign up? or want to know more?
Puppies can join us as soon as they receive their second set of vaccinations.

We highly recommend getting your puppy enrolled as soon as they have their second set of vaccinations. The most influential time in your puppies life is up until the age of around 16 weeks, they will learn more within these weeks than they can in their whole lifetime. Their brain development within this period captures crucial information that will impact their future personality and behaviour.
Getting your puppy enrolled in daycare as soon as you can will bring untold socialisation benefits. Their brain development within this period captures crucial information that will impact their future personality and behaviour. Attending DDD within these informative weeks is supremely beneficial to both your pup and yourself, by creating a solid foundation upon which to build your relationship together.
Even if you decide to enrol in P.U.P after these weeks it will impact positively on your pup. Day care will provide them with the opportunity to learn from the other puppies within the group, spend time in a new and enriching environment and meet lots of new friends. It is never too late to enrol your puppy. We will assess your puppy on their first day and create a tailor-made programme to ensure your little one gets the most out of P.U.P. and their time with us.

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    The 3 steps

    Socialisation: Your puppy will take part in daily group puppy play sessions, which is wonderful for their socialisation. Being around a variety of different breeds, personalities and play styles is fantastic for your puppies social development, and this is what they will receive during their time with us. New puppies are gradually integrated into the group in a very positive and fun way, under the supervision of our caring and experienced staff. We also introduce gentle adult dogs to them, so they can benefit from learning some adult social etiquette. It is also vitally important that we teach the puppies to relax in each others presence too, so we factor in opportunities to chill out throughout the day.

    Habituation: Is all about gently introducing the world to your puppy, and having positive meaningful experiences. Your puppy will get used to having fun with new people as well as the chance to explore different surfaces, smells and sounds. Learning to be confident and content in unfamiliar environments is a life skill and will ensure your puppy becomes a well rounded adult dog.

    While at DDD your puppy will engage in one-to-one training. We focus on building great foundations for you both to build on.

    1. Our aim at PUP is to develop useful life skills for your puppy. We will take your puppy through all the basics, including sit, down, coming when called, leave and stay. Training is a fantastic way of providing dogs with the mental stimulation they require, and is a great way to build two way communication and confidence.
    2. We understand that every dog is an individual, and we want them all to have a great time whilst they are with us. Once we have nailed the basics we will think about how we can build on them. We hope to turn your pups into enthusiastic learners, who thrive from the routine of daycare and develop into wonderful companions.
    3. When pups are roughly 6 months old, we start the very gradual process of integrating them into the woodland area with the adult dogs. The puppies absolutely love making new friends and having a great big new section to explore!

    At DDD we provide ongoing advice and support regarding your puppy.
    We are all dog owners ourselves and understand the challenges of being a puppy parent. Our PUP team is here to answer any questions you have relating to training your puppy. Your puppies welfare is our priority and closely monitor their progress, behaviour and health at all times.
    You can keep up to date with what we are doing through our instagram page, where you will see them having fun and be able to access handy training tips too. We are here for you and your puppy every step of the way. We love being able to help you and your puppy's relationship flourish.

    When to sign up to PUP?

    Puppies can join us as soon as they receive their second set of vaccinations.

    We highly recommend getting your puppy enrolled as soon as they have their second set of vaccinations. The most influential time in your puppies life is up until the age of around 16 weeks, they will learn more within these weeks than they can in their whole lifetime. Their brain development within this period captures crucial information that will impact their future personality and behaviour.
    Getting your puppy enrolled in daycare as soon as you can will bring untold socialisation benefits. Their brain development within this period captures crucial information that will impact their future personality and behaviour. Attending DDD within these informative weeks is supremely beneficial to both your pup and yourself, by creating a solid foundation upon which to build your relationship together.
    Even if you decide to enrol in P.U.P after these weeks it will impact positively on your pup. Day care will provide them with the opportunity to learn from the other puppies within the group, spend time in a new and enriching environment and meet lots of new friends. It is never too late to enrol your puppy. We will assess your puppy on their first day and create a tailor-made programme to ensure your little one gets the most out of P.U.P. and their time with us.

    Ready to sign up? or want to know more?

      Daycare requirements*

      1+ day per week2-3 days per week3+ days per week

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      What the owners say

      Duncan’s Doggy Daycare and their P.U.P are absolutely fantastic. From the moment Lily is picked up by Jack to being dropped off later, I have complete piece of mind knowing she is being so well cared for and genuinely loved as if she was at home. Lily has thrived and grown so much from all the socialisation, both canine and human. She loves all the learning and training they do under the P.U.P. and it is so lovely to receive feedback on her progress. It’s great to be able to see pictures of the puppies on Instagram during the day so you can see how much fun they are having and what they have been up to. Duncan’s Doggy Deli and Spa are also brilliant other services on offer.
      There is nothing better than coming home from work to find your puppy happy and exhausted from all the fun knowing she has had the best day at DDD. We are so grateful to have found Duncan’s and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Thank you to your amazing team for loving our Lily as much as we do.

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      Lily's Mum

      Paddington (aka Paddy) joined the P.U.P gang aged just 13 weeks. A very nervous mum sent him off with his ‘school bag’ containing his packed lunch, however I need not have been nervous as he excelled on his first day according to his first day of school report! Since joining, Paddy has excelled and become the perfect puppy (minus the garden digging!) with the additional training he receives at P.U.P. He looks forward to his collections in the morning and has a wonderful time playing with his new friends, the woodland adventures he has means never a dull day!  Dropped off in the afternoon he is out for the count and sleeps soundly dreaming of his next P.U.P adventure! We are kept up to date with Paddy’s progress with monthly school report, member gallery and Instagram a few photos of which are now up at home. Paddy also is a regular at the Doggy Day Spa which he has attended since his first puppy bath. With the amazingly talented Kelly we know he is in safe hands! The team at Duncans Doggy Daycare work clearly love what they do and it shows. We honestly would be lost without P.U.P!

      Paddington's Mum

      Pablo has been going to DDD weekly since he was about 3 months old and in that time he has grown into an incredibly well behaved, sociable, energetic and affectionate dog and as much as I would like to claim the responsibility for this it is completely down the P.U.P. Judging by the speed at which he goes out of the door when he comes to be picked up I think its fair to say that he absolutely loves it as well. Pablo certainly lives up to the Spaniel name was a very "active" puppy which often meant he got into trouble with a few of the older dogs by being a little over friendly when walking, being gradually exposed to older dogs and also other puppies at PUP really helped him develop his social skills and he is now the model of best behavior when we are out and about as well as his commands being spot on (especially important for walking in London).

      The service from the team as a whole is fantastic, from the picks ups to the training, booking system, grooming and also importantly for me having a place for him to say overnight that he is familiar with when need be. Getting regular feedback on his development and commands is also great that allow him to do a little homework when required... no one is perfect!"

      Pablo’s Dad
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