Puppy Love: Your Puppy’s Social Development Can Benefit From the Right Daycare Experience

 

 

 

Spring is on it’s way and as we prepare to welcome longer and longer and warmer and warmer days –we are also excited to get out there more with our puppies. Yes… puppies!

It’s no secret that puppies are one of the most popular gifts people give to each other (or get for themselves!) for the winter holidays like Christmas and Hanukah. If a puppy wasn’t part of the winter celebrations, Spring is a popular time of year for families to welcome a puppy into the home as we cheer for the leaves appearing on the trees and the crocuses and daffodils blooming.

Whether the little furry bundle of energy and love is adopted from a shelter or purchased from a reputable breeder, all puppies are adorable… and seriously supercharged with energy! Human companions are well advised to consider socializing their new family member with other humans and dogs — early. The first year of a dog’s development is a crucial period for puppies to learn how to interpret and respond to social cues from other canines as well as humans. Good experiences will encourage and reinforce positive behavior while negative or limited experience will likely result in problem behaviors that make life together more stressful for both human and canine.

This time of year, Purr’n Pooch’s Wall and Tinton Falls locations enjoy an influx of puppies looking for the right daycare experience. Some are with families that are familiar to us thanks to other pet guests. Some come to us with their human families for the first time. In either case, we are delighted to greet each and every potential new guest – and of course we have a special place in our hearts for the puppies.

Daycare as a great way to help socialize and exercise your puppy – if the facility you’re working with has the right experience and a philosophy of care that creates the best camp experience for the dogs they care for. At Purr’n Pooch, we’re fortunate to have a staff members like Connor Kelly, a specialist in canine temperament at Purr’n Pooch.

Connor Kelly joined Purr’n Pooch two and a half years ago. Connor’s primary role is conducting the intake and evaluation assessment for first time clients. This includes documenting all the necessary background to make sure we are able to provide superior care and service as well as a thorough evaluation of the dog’s personality and developmental stage. It’s an intensive process, but necessary for each pet to be placed in the best group for them —– one that complements their personality and engages them in a positive, constructive manner.

“Dogs are happiest when they have opportunities to successfully socialize with other dogs,” Connor says. “And the key here is ‘successfully’. I work with each and every new daycare guest to make sure we are setting them up for success. This may mean I try them out first with one, even tempered dog to see how they interact and then slowly introduce them to larger and larger groups that seem to be a good fit. This can take several visits – but it’s worth it to make sure the dog is actually having the best experience.”

Connor actually uses his dog, Speedy, to help determine a new dog’s temperament and comfort level with other dogs. “Speedy’s an English bulldog with a pretty laid back personality – a great dog for a new camper to meet and interact with. Especially puppies. He’s great with puppies. They chew on him, and he just sits there like nothing’s going on.”

Assessing new dogs and introducing them to their play groups takes time and requires an intense focus on each and every dog, but Connor wouldn’t trade his job for any other. “Last summer alone, I must have done over 500 intakes in the Wall location,” says Connor. “It’s one of the most rewarding feelings to watch a dog you helped integrate having the time of their life playing and bonding with their group.”

Connor says that the socialization process at day care is especially important for puppies. “Puppies don’t usually have a great grasp on social skills,” he says. “They are prone to making a lot of mistakes with how they approach older dogs. They don’t have tons of experience interpreting body language and other cues that help them moderate their behavior which means it’s easy for them to get into trouble if they aren’t properly introduced to their play group. A great daycare experience can make the socialization process lot easier and a not-so-great experience can mean they’re going to start imitating the worst behavior in other dogs.”

The Palazzo family, which includes Dick, Mary, Koren and Betsy, owns and operates Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts. Opening there doors over 45 years ago, Dick has established a reputation of being one of the foremost behaviorists and trainers in the pet industry. His experience and education has led to training and assessing thousands of pups each year. Dick has always taught the importance of a thorough, conscientious, initial evaluation – especially for puppies.

“Connor is doing a tremendous job of understanding our guests that come through our doors. When puppies come to visit us, we allow each pup to demonstrate his own behavior. We then take notes on their communication skills, energy level, and their personality when presented with different situations and changes in their environment. I want to see what his comfort zone is with other dogs and humans. When my staff and I feel we have a good understanding of a pup, then  – and only then – do we move forward with integrating that pup into the day camp community at a pace the pup is most comfortable with.”

Interested to know more about Purr’n Pooch’s daycare program for puppies (and older!)? Call today: Tinton Falls Location – 732.842-4949, or the Wall Location – 732.528.8100.

 

 

Purr’n Pooch Celebrates the New Year!

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SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

This January we’re celebrating National Train Your Dog Month with the launch of our winter training classes. There’s classes for all levels of learning, and be sure not to miss our Saturday Agility classes where you and your dog can have fun exercising together and learning new tricks. We also have parties and games in daycare, and a paw pad cream spa special. A new year means new and exciting happenings
at Purr’n Pooch. Visit us soon!

To book your dog or cat’s boarding, daycare, training or spa and grooming visit, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall).

View the full menu of rates and services. >

EVENTS

PNP-CC-January-BirthdaysBIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, January 19 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, January 20 ~ Wall
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Pups in boarding and daycare will enjoy treats and games on our playgrounds as they celebrate the birthdays of their friends born in January.

PNP-CC-January-Train-MonthTRAINING CLASSES
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. ~Mind Your Manners
Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. ~ Your Pet’s Got Talent
Saturdays, 10 – 11 a.m. ~ Agility
Saturdays, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ~ Mind Your Manners

No matter the breed of dog you have, you and your four legged furry friends can enjoy the fun of training together. Classes run for 6 weeks, $200, plus tax. In Agility classes drop-ins are welcome. Cost: $35 per class. Email info@purrnpooch.com to enroll.

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-January-Spa-PawSPA SPECIAL: PAW PAD TREATMENT
Soothe your pups paws with a free paw pad cream treatment with purchase of a hair cut. Call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) to make your pet’s grooming appointment.

POSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

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January ~ National Train Your Dog Month
January ~ Walk Your Pet Month
January 14 ~ National Dress Up Your Pet Day
January 29 ~  National Seeing Eye Dog Day

May Arrives with Flowers, Fun and Friends

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SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

May is National Pet Month and at Purr’n Pooch we have tons of fun in store for your best friend. From Cinco de Mayo parties to Mother’s Day crafts, there’s something to do for every visiting pet. We also have a Lavender Spa Special and training classes for all ages and abilities.
Be sure to also stay in touch with us on our blog. Wedding season is in full swing, and this year you’re going to see more and more furry guests making appearances at ceremonies and receptions.

Read about how Purr’n Pooch is ready to help make your day extra special for you and your pet >

EVENTS

PNP-CC-May-Cinco-de-MayoCELEBRATING CINCO DE MAYO
Tuesday, May 5 ~ 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Parties in Tinton Falls and Wall.

 

 

PNP-CC-May-Mother's-DayHAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
Thursday, May 7 ~ 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
All visiting pets will get a gift to bring home to their moms.

 

 

PNP-CC-May-BirthdaysMAY BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, May 19 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, May 20 ~ Wall
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Pups in boarding and daycare will enjoy treats and games on the playground as they celebrate the birthdays of their friends born in the month of May. Photos will be posted on our Facebook page.

PNP-CC-May-ChipolteFUNDRAISER FOR THE PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS
Monday, May 18 ~ 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Chipolte Grill at Monmouth Mall, Eatontown, NJ
Stop in Chipotle for a bite and a portion of your purchase will benefit the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals.

 

PNP-CC-May-Memorial-DayCELEBRATING MEMORIAL DAY
Monday, May 25
Office Hours ~ 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
24-hour supervised care for visiting pets.

 

 

PNP-CC-May-TrainingTRAINING ACADEMY

Perfect Manners
Tuesdays starting May 26 ~ 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Agility for Fun
Thursdays starting May 28 ~ 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Mind Your Manners for Puppies
Thursdays starting May 28 ~ 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Agility for Fun
Saturdays starting May 30 ~ 10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Agility for Fun II
Saturdays starting May 30 ~ 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Mind Your Manners
Saturdays starting May 30 ~ 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Your Pet’s Got Talent
Saturdays starting May 30 ~ 2 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Classes run for six weeks; $200 + tax and are held at our Tinton Falls facility. An Easy Walk harness or Gentle Leader is given to Puppy and Mind Your Manners Class participants. Our animal behavior training uses a reward-based curriculum that’s based on positive reinforcement. Best of all, basic dog training with Purr’n Pooch is fun because we enjoy helping your pooch learn and grow. Please make sure all vaccinations are up to date: rabies, dhlpp and bordatella. Contact info@purrnpooch.com to register or for more information.

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-May-GamesRESORT: FUN AND GAMES
Enhance your dog’s daycare and boarding stay with mind stimulating games! Choose from agility, puzzles, scent work, or ball and retrieve games. The activity is held on Tuesdays and lasts approximately 30 minutes and the cost is $35. Add the service to any daycare or boarding stays. Inquire about the service when you register.

 

PNP-CC-May-Spa-SpecialSPA SPECIAL: LAVENDER RAIN
Indulge your pet in a relaxing lavender shampoo, paw and leg massage, teeth brushing, and lavender cologne. Shampoo, deep cleans and soothes the skin without stripping natural oils.
$25 when added to grooming or bath visit.

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

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May ~ National Pet Month
May ~ Chip Your Pet Month
May 3 ~ National Disabled Pets Day
May 3-9 ~ Be Kind to Animals Week
May 15 ~ Endangered Species Day

For more information, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) or email info@purrnpooch.com.

Some “Bunny” Loves Your Pets at Purr’n Pooch This April

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SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

At Purr’n Pooch, some “bunny” loves your pet! Visit us for fun with friends in daycare and pampering by our spa and grooming professionals. From Easter egg hunts to training classes, we have many good reasons to hop around Purr’n Pooch this month. We also look forward to our annual visits from friends during Spring Break. We hope to have you visit soon.

EVENTS

PNP-CC-April-Egg-HuntEASTER EGG HUNT
Wednesday, April 1 ~ 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tinton Falls & Wall Locations
Your pup is invited to join friends in boarding and daycare to hunt for eggs and enjoy treats and games on the playground. Pictures will be taken and posted on Purr’n Pooch’s Facebook page. Visit our website for daycare rates.

PNP-CC-April-BirthdaysAPRIL BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, April 21 ~ Tinton Fall
Wednesday, April 22 ~ Wall
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Pups in boarding and daycare will enjoy treats and games on the playground as they celebrate the birthdays of their friends born in the month of April. Photos will be posted on our Facebook page.

PNP-CC-April-TrainingTRAINING ACADEMY: MIND YOUR MANNERS CLASS
Thursdays ~ 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 pm ~ Starts April 2
Classes run for six weeks; $200 + tax and are held at our Tinton Falls facility. An Easy Walk harness or Gentle Leader is given to Mind Your Manners Class participants. Our animal behavior training uses a reward-based curriculum that’s based on positive reinforcement. Best of all, basic dog training with Purr’n Pooch is fun because we enjoy helping your pooch learn and grow. Please make sure all vaccinations are up to date: rabies, dhlpp and bordatella. Contact info@purrnpooch.com to register or for more information.

PNP-CC-April-Inset-Alex-and-AniCHARMED BY CHARITY EVENT
Tuesday, April 14 ~ 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
You’re Invited to a Charmed by Charity event at Alex and Ani in Red Bank at 12 Broad Street! 15% of all sales will go directly to the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals. Enjoy Lite Bites and (+) Energy Punch. RSVP at savelives@purrnpoochfoundation.org.

 

PNP-CC-April-Inset-First-AidPET FIRST AID & CPR TRAINING AT PURR’N POOCH
Sunday, April 26 ~ 12:00 noon
Join us for an American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Pet First Aid & CPR training session at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts in Tinton Falls. Cost to attend is $45. Payment must be in cash or check. Space is limited. Please call 732.842.4949 or email info@purrnpooch.com to register.

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-April-ID-TagRETAIL SPECIAL: 10% OFF ID TAGS
April 13-19 to celebrate National Pet ID Week

 

 

 

 

PNP-CC-April-SpaHONEY BUNNY SPA SPECIAL
Indulge your pet in honey almond shampoo, sugar scrub, a teeth brushing, and choice of honey bunny or jelly bean cologne. Cost is $25 when added to grooming or bath visit. To make an appointment, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall).

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

PNP-CC-April-EasterHAPPY EASTER, FRIENDS!
Sunday, April 5
The office is closed, but we are staffed 24 hours a day for the comfort and care of your pets.

April ~ National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
April 11 ~  National Pet Day
April 22 ~ Earth Day
April 26 ~ National Kids & Pets Day

For more information, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) or email info@purrnpooch.com.

Join Us in March for Training Classes for Your Lucky Dog

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Celebrate the luck of the Irish this month with the Palazzo Family and Purr’n Pooch’s certified trainer Joe Kelly. Tons of fun is in store for dogs and their owners all month long.

Classes run for six weeks; $200 + tax and are held at our Tinton Falls facility. An Easy Walk harness or Gentle Leader is given to Puppy and Mind Your Manners Class participants. Our animal behavior training uses a reward-based curriculum that’s based on positive reinforcement. Best of all, basic dog training with Purr’n Pooch is fun because we enjoy helping your dog to learn and grow. Please make sure all vaccinations are up to date prior to participating in class: rabies, dhlpp and bordatella.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY FUN
Saturday, March 14 ~ 3:00 p.m.
Join us for training games and fun with your dog to celebrate the luck of the Irish!
Training Game Days: $25

CLASSES

PUPPY BASICS
Mondays ~ 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ~ Starts March 9
Saturdays ~ 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ~ Starts March 14

MIND YOUR MANNERS
Saturdays ~ 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ~ Starts March 14

PERFECT MANNERS
Tuesdays ~ 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ~ Starts March 10
Saturdays ~ 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ~ Starts March 14

AGILITY FOR FUN
Saturdays ~ 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ~ Starts March 14

Your Pet’s Got Talent, tricks class will be starting soon! Stay tuned for details.
Contact info@purrnpooch.com to register or for more information.

ABOUT PURR’N POOCH’S TRAINER JOE KELLY

Joe Kelly is originally from Dublin, Ireland and has enjoyed the company of dogs since he was born; learning how to feed, play and work with his grandparents’ hunting dogs and later, during the school vacations, with the local farm dogs in Ireland. He has studied internationally under some of the world’s leading canine training and behavior experts including John Rogerson KCAI, Sarah Kalnajs

APDT/ABMA/IAABC, and Dr. Ian Dunbar PhD BVetMed MRCVS.
Joe is a certified dog trainer and behaviorist and with more than seven years experience working in canine behavior and training. He wishes to make a difference in the dog world by working hard to make lives better for both dogs and their owners. He does this by teaching in a fun and educational way, by showing owners that dogs can learn from safe and positive methods.

Joe’s other interests include dog showing and agility competition, and he has handled a dog at the prestigious dog show, Crufts, in England. He has four Portuguese Water Dogs, Harvey a nine year old Irish and International Show Champion, Mimi a four year old Sport dog, Praia a two year old Irish and Junior Show Champion, and Summer a two year old Irish and Junior Show Champion.

Fall in Love with Purr’n Pooch This February!

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SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

Pamper your best friend and Valentine this month at Purr’n Pooch. Fall in love with our world-class trainers, certified spa and grooming professionals, and exceptional service.  Indulge your pet with a relaxation massage, time swimming in our heated indoor pool, playtime and parties with friends, spa treatments and grooming.

We also offer training classes to bond with your dog and catteries for your feline friend to explore. Your pet gives you unconditional love so it gives us great joy to help you return the sentiment.

EVENTS

PNP-CC-BirthdaysMONTHLY BIRTHDAY PARTIES: MARDI GRAS THEME
Tuesday, February 17 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, February 18 ~ Wall
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Pups in boarding and daycare will enjoy treats and games on the playground as they celebrate the birthdays of their friends born in the month of January. Our theme for the parties is Mardi Gras. Dogs will bob for bones and dress in feathers, boas, masks and the colors of the popular Mardi Gras celebrations right here on the Jersey Shore! Photos will be posted on our Facebook page.

PNP-CC-TrainingTRAINING ACADEMY: MIND YOUR MANNERS CLASS
Thursdays Starting, February 5
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. ~ Six Sessions
Join our experienced, certified trainers at Purr’n Pooch for a busy schedule of classes and events this month. Something for every pup at every age, plus attend our Mind Your Manners class. Lots of fun for dog and owner!
See the  full schedule of training and agility classes for March >
To register or for more information, email info@purrnpooch.com.

PNP-CC-Kissing-BoothKISSING BOOTH
Tinton Falls, Tuesday, February 10
Wall, Wednesday, February 11
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Smooch your pooch for charity in our kissing booth. $5 suggested donation. An annual fundraiser for charities helped through the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals.

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-BiscuitsPURR’N POOCH BOUTIQUE:
20% OFF COOKIES AT BISCUITS & BOWS BAR
February 23
In celebration of International Biscuit Day, receive 20% off all cookies.

 

 

PNP-CC-Love-Pet-Retail20% OFF LEASHES AND COLLARS
February 29
In celebration of Love Your Pet Day, receive 20% off all leashes and collars.

 

 

PNP-CC-SpaSPA SPECIAL:
STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM
Indulge your pup in a Strawberry Milk Bath for a healthier skin and coat. Includes paw pad cream treatment, teeth brushing and strawberry cologne. Cost: $25 when added to grooming or bath.
To make an appointment, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) or email info@purrnpooch.com.

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RELAXATION MASSAGE
Treat your best friend to a relaxing spa massage by our certified staff. Cost: $30 and can be added to any spa, grooming, boarding and daycare package. To make an appointment, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) or email info@purrnpooch.com.

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

PNP-CC-DatesFebruary ~ Pet Dental Health Month
February ~ Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
Saturday, February 14 ~ Valentine’s Day
Friday, February 20 ~ Love Your Pet Day
Monday, February 23 ~ International Biscuit Day
Tuesday, February 24 ~ World Spay Day
Wednesday, February 25 ~ Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals Grantee Breakfast

For more information, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) or email info@purrnpooch.com.

Celebrate a New Year with Us at Purr’n Pooch

PNP-January-Blog-GraphicSAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS

For over 45 years Purr’n Pooch has had the privilege of caring for millions of pets. Today, our guests, both cats and dogs, visit us for dozens of services including daycare, boarding, grooming, massage, aquatic exercise, and training.

When we started out, we had one location in Wall, NJ and pet care services were thought of very differently. Let’s just say dog daycare wasn’t the service that it has become today. People brought their dogs to kennels while they vacationed, where they would be walked and fed, then placed back in cages. This was an accepted practice at the time by both pet owners and industry leaders.

As a trainer and behavioralist, I knew our dogs needed more and enjoyed opening up Purr’n Pooch’s kennel doors for them to play in a supervised, leash-free environment. They thrived and had a blast while staying with us. Today, more than 45 years later, I experience the same joy when I step into our over 50 playgrounds where our dogs romp and play.

It’s heartwarming for me to see how through the years pets have taken greater roles in our lives. They bring us great joy. In my family, we have shared the love of many, some who are still with us today and others whose spirits continue to live in our hearts.

Thank you for your continued trust and friendship and we look forward to seeing you and your pet in the New Year.

It’s going to be the best year yet!

PNP-CC-Jnauary-DickYours Truly,
Dick Palazzo
President & CEO
Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts

EVENTS

PNP-CC-January-BirthdaysMONTHLY BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, January 20 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, January 21 ~ Wall
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Pups in boarding and daycare will enjoy treats and games on the playground as they celebrate the birthdays of their friends born in the month of January.

PNP-CC-January-Leash-SeminarTRAINING SEMINAR: WALKING YOUR DOG ON A LEASH
Thursday, January 22 ~ 6:30 p.m.
Cost $20. To register or for more information, email info@purrnpooch.com.

 

 

PNP-CC-January-Training-ClassesTRAINING CLASSES
See a full schedule of training and agility classes. >
To register or for more information, email info@purrnpooch.com.

 

 

PNP-CC-January-War-Dog-Drive2ND ANNUAL MILITARY WORKING DOG TEAM DRIVE & LETTER WRITING DAY
Saturday, January 24 ~ 2:30 p.m.
The Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals is hosting its annual collection drive for U.S. Military Working Dog Teams who have been deployed to the Middle East. We will also host a volunteer day at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts in Tinton Falls for businesses, schools, organizations, and individuals who would like to participate in the letter writing and packaging of the shipments.

Volunteers will receive service credits for their participation. If interested in volunteering or for more information, email info@purrnpooch.com.

Learn more and see the list of items needed for canines and their handlers. >

PNP-CC-Jnauary-Puppy-BowlPUPPY BOWL AT PURR’N POOCH
Friday, January 30 ~ 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Are you ready for some football? Super Bowl XLIX is around the corner! Every year we host a Puppy Bowl game for daycare and boarding dogs. They enjoy friendly football games with staff and friends on our playgrounds and tail-wagging, tailgating festivities. Dress your pup in your favorite team jersey and cheer on the players. Photos posted on Facebook.

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-January-CC-Dress-Pet-RetailPURR’N POOCH BOUTIQUE: 20% OFF SWEATERS & HARNESSES
Wednesday, January 14 ONLY
In celebration of National Dress Up Your Pet Day, receive 20% off all sweaters and harnesses.

 

 

PNP-CC-January-Spa-Special-PawSPA SPECIAL: PAW PAD CREAM
In honor of Walk Your Pet Month, we are offering a spa special to soothe and pamper your pet’s tired, winter paws. Our cream soothes rough, dry, sore or cracked paw pads with vitamin E and essential oils. It can be added to any spa or grooming package for $5. The cream is also available for purchase in our retail boutique for $10.

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

January ~ National Train Your Pet Month
January ~ Walk Your Pet Month
Wednesday, January 14 ~ National Dress Up Your Pet Day
Thursday, January 29: Seeing Eye Guide Dog Birthday 1929

For more information, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) or email info@purrnpooch.com.

Join us in January! Training at Purr’n Pooch

Join us in January! Training at Purr'n Pooch

NEW CLASSES STARTING SOON!

JANUARY SCHEDULE

Join us in January! Training at Purr'n Pooch

PUPPY BASICS
Mondays • 7:00 p.m. ~ 8:00 p.m. • Starts January 5
Saturdays • 12:30 p.m. ~ 1:30 p.m. • Starts January 10

MIND YOUR MANNERS
Tuesdays • 6:00 p.m. ~ 7:00 p.m. • Starts January 6
Saturdays • 11:15 a.m. ~ 12:15 p.m. • Starts January 10

PERFECT MANNERS
Tuesdays • 7:15 p.m. ~ 8:15 p.m. • Starts January 6

AGILITY4FUN
Saturdays • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. • Starts January 10

NEW! MY DOG’S GOT TALENT (TRICKS)
Fridays • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. • Starts January 9
If your puppy/dog has talent or wants to learn new tricks, then come along and join in the fun. Learn tricks like give paw, high five, roll over, peekaboo, spin, twist, touch and more.

ENROLLMENT DETAILS
Classes run for six weeks; $200 + tax and are held at our Tinton Falls facility. An Easy Walk harness or Gentle Leader is given to Puppy and Manners Class participants. Our animal behavior training uses a reward-based curriculum that’s based on positive reinforcement. Best of all, basic dog training with Purr’n Pooch is fun because we enjoy helping your pooch learn and grow. Please make sure all vaccinations are up to date: rabies, dhlpp and bordatella.

TRAINING SEMINAR: WALKING YOUR DOG ON A LEASH
Thursday • January 22 • 6:30 p.m.
Cost $20

To register, please call 732.842.4949 or email info@purrnpooch.com.

ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION

Instruction designed to focus on specific areas of behavior and obedience. Owners will learn to communicate more effectively with their pet, what motivates certain behaviors, coping with complex behaviors, how to read canine body language, how to harness and redirect the energy of their dog, and more. $125 per 1.5 hour session.

PRIVATE IN-HOME INSTRUCTION

Instruction designed for owners who can’t join classes because of physical or traveling limitations, and/or for dogs who are not candidates for on-site classes. $150 for 1.5 hours of instruction.

Autumn is Awesome at Purr’n Pooch!

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JOIN US FOR A FUN-FILLED FALL!

SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS!

Autumn has arrived! Your pup is most likely out and about with you this season enjoying the beautiful colors of fall on hikes, brisk neighborhood walks, and runs on the beach. And the fun does not stop with you because when your pets come to Purr’n Pooch, they enjoy costume contests and parties, games of catch and football on our playgrounds, rock climbing for the kitties, new training classes, and so much more! Fall is fabulous and we can’t wait to have your pet visit!

To book your dog or cat’s boarding, daycare, training or spa and grooming visit, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall).

View the full menu of rates and services. >

EVENTS

PNP-CC-October-BirthdaysBIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, October  14 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, October  15 ~ Wall
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Pups in boarding and daycare will enjoy treats and games on our playgrounds as they celebrate the birthdays of their friends born in October.

PNP-CC-October-TorT-TrainingTRICK OR TREAT TRAINING PARTY
Saturday, October 25, 1 p.m. ~ Tinton Falls
“Trick or Treat” Halloween training games in our Tinton Falls facility.
Prizes for the games and best costume.
Sign up in the front lobby or email joe.training@purrnpooch.com.

 

PNP-CC-October-HallowenDAYCARE & BOARDING HALLOWEEN PARTY
Friday, October 31, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. ~  Tinton Falls and Wall
Our guests have a howling good time at Purr’n Pooch on Halloween!
They bob for bones, chase ghosts on the playground, and play with friends.
We also host a costume contest and the winner is awarded a day of daycare.

 

PNP-CC-October-TrainingPURR’N POOCH CANINE TRAINING ACADEMY
Super Saturdays Start November 8 ~ Tinton Falls
AGILITY:  10 a.m. -11 a.m.
MANNERS:  11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
PUPPY: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
CANINE GOOD CITIZEN: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Classes run for six weeks; $200 + tax and are held at our Tinton Falls facility. An Easy Walk harness will be given to the puppy and manners class graduates. Our animal behavior training uses a reward-based curriculum that’s based on positive reinforcement. Best of all, basic dog training with Purr’n Pooch is fun because we enjoy helping your pooch learn and grow. Contact info@purrnpooch.com to register or for more information.

All pets need updated vaccinations for rabies, Dhlpp, and bordatella to participate in training and games.

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-Inset-October-SpaHONEY ALMOND AND MUD SPA TREATMENT
Add shine and softness to your pup’s coat with our special Honey Almond and Mud Spa Treatment. Your pup will love our luxurious conditioners of Almond and Sunflower oils and Manuka honey, which cut through dirt without stripping your pet’s coat. Our mud coat mask also naturally moisturizes and exfoliates your pet’s skin. And before leaving for home, your pup will be treated to a toothbrushing and spritz of our specialty honey almond cologne. Cost $25, plus bath or grooming. Call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) to make your pet’s spa appointment.

PNP-CC-October-PawdicurePAWDICURES & CANDY CORN NAILS
This fall your pup’s paws may need a little more TLC or maybe you’re looking to spoil your best friend with a fun pop of nail color. Our pawdicures moisturize cracked paw pads with a softening cream that soothes and heals. Pawdicures include your choice of nail polish color or get your pet in the Holiday spirit with a candy corn nail design. Cost $30, $35 with nail art. Call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) to make your pet’s appointment.

PNP-CC-October-MaggieBLACK CAT APPRECIATION MONTH AT PURR’N POOCH
Book your black cat’s visit in the month of October and receive 20% OFF boarding.

 

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

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October ~ Pit Bull Awareness Month
October  ~ Adopt a Dog Month
October 1-7 ~ National Walk Your Dog Week
October 4 ~  World Animal Day
October 16 ~ National Feral Cat Day
October 24 ~ National Pit Bull Awareness Day
October 29 ~ National Cat Day

For more information, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) or email info@purrnpooch.com.

Save the Dates for September Events and Promotions!

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September may have the kids heading back to school, but at Purr’n Pooch our friends are back in the pool. Our freshwater pools are filled daily and available for your dog’s enjoyment through the end of September. As long as the weather is warm, outdoor fun in daycare and boarding will include playground games and swimming in our water parks. Also inquire about our new indoor aquatic exercise pool. Contact us to purchase your pool passes for Wall or Tinton Falls. We also invite your pup or cat to join us for the many activities and promotions we have planned for September.

PNP-CC-Sep-Inset-Kennel-CoughThis month, we also launched a new blog series. Purr’n Pooch’s President Dick Palazzo will write monthly about myths in pet care, sharing his expert knowledge and experience, with readers.

Read his fist post, “Debunking Myths in Pet Care: Kennel Cough” >

EVENTS

PNP-CC-Sep-Inset-Birthday-2BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, September 16 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, September 17 ~ Wall
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friends in boarding and daycare will enjoy treats and games on the playground and activities in our water parks.

PNP-CC-Sep-Inset-TrainingPURR’N POOCH CANINE TRAINING ACADEMY
PUPPY BASIC
Tuesdays, 7 to 8 p.m.
MANNERS
Tuesdays, 7 to 8 p.m
Saturdays, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m
AGILITY
Saturdays, 10 to 11 a.m.
Classes run for six weeks; $200 + tax and are held at our Tinton Falls facility. An Easy Walk harness will be given to the puppy and manners class graduates. Our animal behavior training uses a reward-based curriculum that’s based on positive reinforcement. Best of all, basic dog training with Purr’n Pooch is fun because we enjoy helping your pooch learn and grow. Contact info@purrnpooch.com to register or for more information.

PNP-CC-Sep-Inset-5KTAKE GREAT STRIDES FOR ANIMAL CHARITY!
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 4TH ANNUAL PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS 5K CANINE CLASSIC RUN/WALK
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Race Starts 8:00 a.m. ~ Awards 9:30 a.m.
Pier Village, Long Branch, NJ
Get out those running shoes and mark your calendar for a great day seaside to benefit animal charity! Dogs and owners are invited to run or walk. For more details and to register visit purrnpoochfoundation.org.

PROMOTIONS

PNP-CC-Sep-Inset-Dog-WeekSEPTEMBER 21-27:
CELEBRATING NATIONAL DOG WEEK   
Buy a 30 day daycare pass and receive a complimentary bath. Promotion cannot be combined with other discounts and must be purchased September 21-27.

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

PNP-Inset-Photos-RowSeptember ~ Senior Pet Wellness Month
September ~ National Guide Dog Month
September ~ Cat Month
September 14 ~ National Pet Memorial Day
September 21 ~ Puppy Mill Awareness Day
September 21-27 ~ National Dog Week
September 23 ~ First Day of Autumn

For more information, call 732.842.4949 (Tinton Falls) or 732.528.8100 (Wall) or email info@purrnpooch.com.