The individual needs of a puppy differ from adults based on their age, physical development and attention span. It is our job to put together a package to meet your dog’s individual needs. Did you know that puppy’s joints do not fully form until 18 months of age? From birth until 18 months your puppy’s knees, elbows, wrists, shoulders and hips are rubbery cartilage growth plates called phys-es that slowly turn into bone. Local Pet Orthopedist Dr Russel Howe-Smith recommends that puppies from birth until 8 months of age are not physically developed enough to take part in a pack walk. Doing so can cause damage in the growth plates causing bones to form inappropriately. In fact, Dr Howe-Smith recommends physical activity, like walks, to only be in short bursts. From 10 to 20 minutes based on the age of your puppy. At 8 months of age our Orthopedist feels that it is safe for your dog of any breed to join our pack walks. But, what do you do until then? The Unmistakable Dog has put together several options to get your puppy off on the right foot, safely.
Pet Prep 101 - $150
Often families feel a little nervous or anxious before getting their new pet. Our trainers will do an in home lesson before your pup arrives to ease any concerns you may have and set everyone up for success. We cover the following areas:
Feeding schedule & nutrition
Professional referrals such as veterinarian, groomer, and pet sitters (if we are unable to cover)
This is not a timed session and we will go over as much or as little as you like.