Hoochie Poochie Club





Puppy Program

We would love to welcome your new puppy to the Hoochie Poochie Club family! Our puppy program is perfect for the younger dogs who are either not yet spayed/neutered, and/or need a bit more leash walking practice before "graduating" to our 3-hour playgroup.  During these sessions, your team member will meet up and walk alongside another playgroup in the area, OR we will pair your dog up with another local walking buddy so they can socialize and practice their leash-walking skills in preparation to join playgroup with the big kids! In certain cases, we will go to the dog park as well (please note: as a safety policy, we do not take un-neutered males or females in heat to the dog park).


Pricing:

45-minute puppy session: $25.00

60-minute puppy session: $30.00

75-minute puppy session: $38.00

90-minute puppy session: $45.00


*Pricing does not include 8.8875% NYS sales tax


For puppies who are not yet fully vaccinated, we can also provide solo puppy visits until they are ready to interact with other dogs.


30-minute solo puppy visit... $25.00


Frequently asked questions about the puppy program:


How soon can my puppy join regular playgroup, and how do you determine when they are ready?

It's really a case-by-case situation. Some puppies are ready to graduate to regular playgroup sooner than others. Generally speaking, in addition to being fully vaccinated, all males need to be neutered in order to participate in playgroup, and all females must be spayed prior to their first heat (this can vary from 6-18 months old, depending on the breed). Additionally, each pup needs to be able to walk on leash with 1-2 other dogs relatively well. We don't expect perfection of course, and though there are exceptions, most pups are not ready for playgroup until at least 6 months old. Our team will monitor your dog closely at each session, and we will keep you posted on their progress and let you know when they are ready.


How do I get started?

The first step is to complete our application. Once we receive it, we will be in touch with 24 hours with more information and next steps. You can also send us an email at teampooch@hoochiepoochieclub.com to let us know you've submitted your application, or if you have any further questions. You can also call or text 646-339-5363 and we would be happy to speak with you.