Puppy Daycare Essentials: When Can Puppies Start Daycare?

Mar 22, 2023

If you recently added a puppy to your family, you may be eager to start socializing them. Doggie daycare is a great opportunity to introduce your pup to new surroundings and furry faces. 

As dog parents ourselves, we understand any concerns that you may have about leaving your puppy, whether that’s just for a few hours or an extended period of time. Let’s take a look at everything puppies need to do before signing them up for daycare.


Socializing puppies at an early age is key to developing them into friendly, playful dogs. Typically, most dog daycare facilities require puppies to be at least four months old before they are allowed to be enrolled. For younger dogs, it’s still a good idea to introduce your pup to vaccinated dogs that are close in age.


Like parents, pet owners want their puppies to have fun and make lots of friends while they’re away from home; however, some pups may not be as social as others. Before bringing your puppy to daycare, make sure they are comfortable with being away from you and in a new environment. You can test this by gradually introducing them to new people, dogs, and places, and reward good behavior.

At Hounds Town, we separate our dogs by size and temperament, meaning that your young puppy won’t be in the same room as the larger breeds. Our Townies monitor the rooms to ensure that personalities are matching well and make any adjustments as necessary. Plus, it provides pet parents peace of mind knowing your puppy is happy and safe while you’re away from home.


At Hounds Town, all pups must be up to date on their rabies, distemper, and bordetella vaccinations. For young puppies, it’s also a good idea to check with your veterinarian before signing up to make sure they have all the vaccinations they need to stay happy and healthy. Additionally, dogs must also be spayed by six months old or neutered by twelve months old.

Doggy daycare can provide pups with socialization, exercise, and stimulation, which are essential for their development and happiness. At Hounds Town, we love puppies and welcome them to our facilities with open arms and wagging tails. We strive to create a safe, fun, and loving environment for all dogs, regardless of their age or breed. 

If you have a puppy and want to give them the best start in life, consider bringing them to our Hounds Town daycare. They will thank you with endless kisses and tail wags! Plus, a Hounds Town hangover is always guaranteed.