Tune in to Lucky Dog's page on Thursday, April 28th at 7PM for Starting Out Right -- a live webinar on Lucky Dog's page, hosted by Toni Woods of Spot On Training, as she discusses preparing for your new four-legged family member and shares some tips and tricks regarding crate training. We can't wait to see you for the big event.
WE'VE GOT AMAZING NEWS!! Our longtime partner Toni Woods of Spot On Training is hosting a FREE separation anxiety webinar this upcoming Wednesday, March 16th at 7PM EST via live stream at Lucky Dog's page and you are invited to attend! You'll learn the difference between separation and isolation anxiety, how to help your pup, and so much more. Need more training help for your pup? Sign up for a webinar on the topic most relevant to your training needs at the link in the comments.
Have a pup struggling with separation anxiety? You're in luck. Spot On Training is offering a virtual training program!
New group classes have been announced with our group class training partner, Spot On Training!
On , our entire Lucky Dog family would like to take a moment to ask you to support the small businesses in our community who make it possible to save over 1,600 Lucky Dogs and Cats every year. From vets to boarding partners to sponsors, each of our amazing partners are critical to our lifesaving mission. We are proud to recommend the partners listed at our partners page (link in the comments) and our local partners including Wagtime, Spot On Training, Fur-Get Me Not, Patrick's Pet Care, The Board Hound, Friendship Hospital for Animals, Palisades Vet Clinic, Shirlington Animal Hospital, Hayfield Animal Hospital, Clarendon Animal Care, Dogma Bakery, Creative Liquid, Dogtopia, and DogMa Daycare & Boarding for Dogs on Small Business Saturday.
Helping Lucky Dogs and Cats while enjoying the spirit of the season has never been so easy. When you shop Amazon Smile at the link in the comments and choose Lucky Dog on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you'll enjoy great deals and your gifts will have extra significance as every purchase will go towards saving our animals. And, when you shop our partners page (link in the comments) or visit our local partners like Wagtime, Spot On Training, Fur-Get Me Not, Patrick's Pet Care, The Board Hound, Friendship Hospital for Animals, Palisades Vet Clinic, Shirlington Animal Hospital, Hayfield Animal Hospital, Clarendon Animal Care, Dogma Bakery, Creative Liquid, Dogtopia, and DogMa Daycare & Boarding for Dogs on Small Business Saturday, your purchases will benefit you, Lucky Dog, and our amazing partners.
DO NOT DO THE PUPPY MANNERS CLASS IF YOUR PUPPY IS OVER 20 LBS!
This class is intended for puppies aged 8 weeks - 6 months. My puppy is 5 months old, while most of the other puppies in class fall in the range of 8-24 weeks. My puppy is a little larger and by far more active than the rest of the dogs in this puppy class. Way more active to the point that during our first puppy socialization time we had to pull my puppy out of it because the other puppy owners were getting fearful for their puppies. She isn't aggressive, just extremely playful and fast. And since she is bigger naturally the other owners will be a little timid.
Prior to the 2nd session with the puppies, I told the instructor that my puppy had diarrhea in the week. This was due to a change in diet, verified by my vet. My instructor said that we need to leave class because my puppy had diarrhea earlier in the week, so we left. Waste of time. The instructor told me that she will email me and spend more time with my puppy the following week - that did not happen. While leaving she told me that next week my puppy can play with a deflated ball during socialization time instead of playing with the rest of the dogs because the groups energy and my puppy's did not match. - Kind of a slap in the face and made me realize we are not benefiting from this class to the same level as the other owners and pups, not at all getting our money's worth.
The following week we attended the session, when we got to puppy socialization time we left so we wouldn't make the other owners feel uncomfortable. The instructor checked up on me by asking "I don't want to make it feel like you're being left out" I politely responded brushing off the obvious with a "no it is fine, I get it" and left. Of course we are being left out. My dog can feel the isolation. This class is not structured for us, it should not be 8 weeks - 6 months when you cannot provide the same service to a 8wk/6mo puppy.
I contacted Spot On Dog Training a few times to resolve and receive a refund. The owner of Spot On Training was reluctant resolve. I did this company and trainer a favor by not keeping my dog in the class, there would be 5 other unsatisfied customers. I guess this business owner failed to see it this way. We were secluded and not benefiting from this class, not getting the same time and experience as the other dogs. I did not getting what I paid for. Based off of my calculations by the end of the 6 week @ 1 hr per class, I would have received 3.25/6 hours.
Poor business acumen from Toni Woods. Some flexibility for this particular situation would have been appreciated.
when do you have free puppy play?
When are your free puppy socialization evets?
Today is , and our Lucky Dogs and Cats want to remind you to support small business in your community by shopping small on Small Business Saturday. There are so many wonderful businesses like Wagtime, Spot On Training, Fur-Get Me Not, The Ruff House Doggy Day Camp & Slumber Party, Patrick's Pet Care, The Board Hound, Friendship Hospital for Animals, Palisades Vet Clinic, Shirlington Animal Hospital, Hayfield Animal Hospital, Clarendon Animal Care, Dogma Bakery, Creative Liquid Productions, McEnearney Associates and many more who do so much for our local community.
Will there be puppy play this Sunday? Thanks!
We love our adopters and their commitment to the long-term success of their dogs! Alums Murph and Reagan (fka Bonnie) graduated from Spot On Training with degrees in bully breed manners. Good dogs!