P.U.P.

Puppy Behaviour Centre

Duncan’s Puppy Undergraduate Programme

PUP is one of the first ever puppy behaviour centres in the South East. The programme is devised to combine every feature which influences puppyhood, into one service. It encompasses three key steps that take your pup through to fully grown doghood.
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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. It's also extremely beneficial for them to tumble, chase and play with other like - minded puppies whilst growing & learning together. New puppies are gradually integrated to the others in a very positive and fun way. We also introduce gentle adult dogs to get them used to dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Habituation: Is all about gently introducing the world to your puppy. We set up fun courses where your puppy will have the chance to explore different surfaces and smells. Your PUP will be introduced to many different people who work onsite and visit our facility. All of which is carried out before they turn 20 weeks old.

Training

While at DDD your puppy will engage in one-to-one training. Their age will dictate what areas of training they will work on.

  1. Before your puppy is 20 weeks old, we will take them through the 'Paw-By-Paw' section of P.U.P. It takes your pup paw by paw through the very basic commands (sit, down and come) and discovering the world around them. At this very young age, your puppy will always attend training sessions on a very loose lead to get used to their collar being handled and staying near the human at all times.
  2. The next step is 'P.U.P Plus'. This period runs up until your puppy turns 6-7 months old. We will perfect the basic commands and introduce new commands such as 'wait' and 'bed'. We do a lot of lead work and start working on some really fun new games such as scent work and basic agility. It is so much fun and the mental stimulation turns pups into quick and enthusiastic learners who thrive from the routine of daycare.
  3. When pups are 6 months old, they are assessed on their commands, confidence and general demeanour and when we believe they are ready, 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! The puppy's commands and recall are regularly practiced with the new distractions around, and we work hard to perfect and solidify everything they have learned throughout P.U.P.
Care

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

We are all dog owners ourselves and have ample experience with dogs of all shapes and sizes. We personally look out for any changes in your puppy, be it health-wise or behaviour wise.

We will do all we can to ensure your puppy grows up happy, healthy and having the time of their lives.
We create strong bonds with each and every puppy and treat them as our own. The team are always on hand to answer any questions, big or small, about your puppy.

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. We love to get puppies into the swing of things as soon as possible and start introducing them Paw By Paw to daycare.

The most influential time in puppyhood is the first 16-20 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. Attending DDD within these informative weeks is supremely beneficial to both your pup AND yourself, by creating a foundation upon which only 'pawsitivity' can flourish.

Enrolling in P.U.P after these weeks remains invaluable & will impact positively on your pup's development, by learning from the other pups within the fraternity. Contrary to that old adage referring to 'old dogs...new tricks', these beautiful souls are never too old & are always willing to learn. 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.

Read our T&Cs

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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. It's also extremely beneficial for them to tumble, chase and play with other like - minded puppies whilst growing & learning together. New puppies are gradually integrated to the others in a very positive and fun way. We also introduce gentle adult dogs to get them used to dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Habituation: Is all about gently introducing the world to your puppy. We set up fun courses where your puppy will have the chance to explore different surfaces and smells. Your PUP will be introduced to many different people who work onsite and visit our facility. All of which is carried out before they turn 20 weeks old.

While at DDD your puppy will engage in one-to-one training. Their age will dictate what areas of training they will work on.

  1. Before your puppy is 20 weeks old, we will take them through the 'Paw-By-Paw' section of P.U.P. It takes your pup paw by paw through the very basic commands (sit, down and come) and discovering the world around them. At this very young age, your puppy will always attend training sessions on a very loose lead to get used to their collar being handled and staying near the human at all times.
  2. The next step is 'P.U.P Plus'. This period runs up until your puppy turns 6-7 months old. We will perfect the basic commands and introduce new commands such as 'wait' and 'bed'. We do a lot of lead work and start working on some really fun new games such as scent work and basic agility. It is so much fun and the mental stimulation turns pups into quick and enthusiastic learners who thrive from the routine of daycare.
  3. When pups are 6 months old, they are assessed on their commands, confidence and general demeanour and when we believe they are ready, 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! The puppy's commands and recall are regularly practiced with the new distractions around, and we work hard to perfect and solidify everything they have learned throughout P.U.P.

At DDD we provide ongoing advice and support regarding your puppy.
We are all dog owners ourselves and have ample experience with dogs of all shapes and sizes. We personally look out for any changes in your puppy, be it health-wise or behaviour wise.

We will do all we can to ensure your puppy grows up happy, healthy and having the time of their lives.
We create strong bonds with each and every puppy and treat them as our own. The team are always on hand to answer any questions, big or small, about your puppy.

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. We love to get puppies into the swing of things as soon as possible and start introducing them Paw By Paw to daycare.

The most influential time in puppyhood is the first 16-20 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. Attending DDD within these informative weeks is supremely beneficial to both your pup AND yourself, by creating a foundation upon which only 'pawsitivity' can flourish.

Enrolling in P.U.P after these weeks remains invaluable & will impact positively on your pups development, by learning from the other pups within the fraternity. Contrary to that old adage referring to 'old dogs...new tricks', these beautiful souls are never too old & are always willing to learn. 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.

Ready to sign up? or want to know more?

Read our T&Cs

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Labrador puppy

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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