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Puppy Care

Puppies have special needs that require special attention. Midday visits are an excellent way to help keep your puppy’s house training on track. Most experts strongly suggest that you utilize crate training in order to house train your new puppy. However, until puppies are at least 6 months old, they shouldn’t be left in a crate for more than 4 hours at a time. This is where Critter Sitters can help!

Depending on your work schedule, puppy visits are typically made between 10:00am and 4:00pm and last for approximately 30 minutes. During this visit, we will immediately bring your puppy outdoors to potty. If we arrive to your home to find that your puppy has soiled his crate, we understand that it’s not his fault and will clean up the mess. After the potty break, we can feed him, refresh his water and have playtime. Your puppy will be placed back in his crate a few minutes prior to the sitter leaving, allowing time to settle down with his Critter Sitter still in sight.

If you’ve started puppy class with your dog, your pet sitter can reinforce basic commands such as sit, down and stay.

Midday Puppy Visits:  $17.50 per visit paid monthly in advance

   # Weekly Visits               Monthly Rate
2                                  $155
3                                  $225
4                                  $305
5                                  $375
10                                $755

Visits for monthly puppy care/potty break packages are offered Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays) with a minimum schedule of twice weekly visits. We are happy to visit your puppy outside of this schedule at our standard pet sitting rate, $20.00 per visit.

Puppy clients are invoiced once a month on the 20th with payment due the 1st of the following month.  Clients may pay their invoice via check or credit card.

Additional services available upon requests. Some peak period minimums apply. Prices subject to change.

Please see our Dog Training page for information about Puppy Training.  An experienced dog trainer will let your puppy out to potty and train your puppy to walk on a leash, sit, stay and come.