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.

Pets Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at Purr’n Pooch!

Pets Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at Purr'n Pooch!

SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS & PROMOTIONS!

The dogs and cats at Purr’n Pooch continue to enjoy the summer with us. Your pets are having fun and relaxing in our air conditioned suites, playing games with friends on our playgrounds, and cooling off with a paddle in our freshwater pools. This summer we added a new and exciting amenity to our Wall location – an indoor pool for aquatic water exercise! It’s already a huge hit with the pups who have enjoyed its soothing and therapeutic benefits.

Join us for your first visit or we hope to see your pet again soon as we have another exciting month of events and promotions.

EVENTS

Pets Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at Purr'n Pooch!BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Tuesday, August 12 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, August 13 ~ 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.

Pets Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at Purr'n Pooch!LUXURY PET CARE SERVICES FOR CATS
Purr’n Pooch’s Dick Palazzo talks about why cats are treated like top dogs at our resorts.
Read about our cattery renovations in a recent Asbury Park Press feature. >

 

 

Pets Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at Purr'n Pooch!DOG TRAINING CLASSES

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN
Starts Monday, September 8, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
PUPPY BASIC
Starts Wednesday, September 10, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
MANNERS
Saturday, September 13, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
AGILITY
Saturday, September 13, 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 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. To register call 732-842-4949 or email info@purrnpooch.com.

Learn more about Purr’n Pooch training classes >

Pets Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at Purr'n Pooch!RED BANK DOG DAYS
Tuesday, August 19
Purr’n Pooch will be participating in Dog Days, which are held on Monmouth Street in Red Bank on the third Tuesday of the month. Monmouth Street will be closed from Broad to Drummond and feature take-out dining and dog-friendly activities hosted by local animal charities and businesses including Purr’n Pooch. Come visit our table!

Pets Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at Purr'n Pooch!APP BEST OF VOTERS POLL
Please vote for Purr’n Pooch in The Asbury Park Press Best of Poll! Vote for us under “People and Services: Pet Services”.
Vote now! >

PROMOTIONS

Pets Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at Purr'n Pooch!END OF SUMMER SALE
We’re holding an “End of Summer Sale” at our retail store locations in Tinton Falls and Wall. Enjoy 30% off collars, leashes and harnesses. Promotion runs August 24-30.

 

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

Pets Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at Purr'n Pooch!

 

 

 

 

August 3-9 ~ International Assistance Dog Week
August 17 ~ National Black Cat Appreciation Day
August 26 ~ National Dog Day Celebrating Shelter Dogs
August 30 ~ National Holistic Pet Day

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

Purr’n Pooch To Host One-Day Seminar with Dr. Ian Dunbar – Pioneer in Dog Behavior Training

Purr'n Pooch To Host One-Day Seminar with Dr. Ian Dunbar

Purr’n Pooch is excited and honored to have Dr. Ian Dunbar present “Simple Solutions for Common Dog Behavior & Training Problems” to community dog owners and trainers. The seminar is scheduled for Thursday, April 24, from 9:30am – 5:30pm at the Tinton Falls location.

There will also be an evening reception at 7 p.m. to benefit the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals‘ grantees. You won’t want to miss this special occasion.

Dr. Dunbar is the pioneer in dog behavior training. Growing up on a farm with a variety of animals ranging from cows and chickens to dogs and cats, he was encouraged by his family to become a veterinarian.

He was also greatly influenced by his grandfather whom he observed using a tactic little used back then of luring the farm  animals to get them to do what he wanted, rather than pushing, prodding and roping. The animals were rewarded by petting and with food, and this reward-based philosophy was later played out in Dr. Dunbar’s studies and his own dog training seminars and lectures.

“I read lots of studies while in vet school and academia about the effects of early environmental enrichment and socialization on puppies,” said Dr. Dunbar.  “What I learned is that the dog’s brain actually degenerates in as little as three weeks’ time with the lack of proper socialization. The animal can actually suffer permanent brain damage.”

After being invited to give public lectures through the University Extension, Dr. Dunbar found the experience so rewarding after a time that he chose to educate the public full time.

“The public was so eager to learn simple basic techniques of reward-based training and puppy socialization, I decided to make it my life’s work,” continued Dr. Dunbar.  “Puppies are fun and easy to teach.  The key is to start the process as early as possible by introducing the puppy to many different people and rewarding the dog for the desired behavior. If the dog is denied proper socialization until six months of age, for example, you’ve lost the opportunity and the dog may never grow to be the happy, well-adjusted and well-behaved dog he could have been.”

Dr. Dunbar suggests when you get a new puppy, plan to have regular parties at your home for the first month.

“Introduce your puppy to as many new people as possible,” said Dr. Dunbar. “Let your puppy learn naturally not to fear strangers, children or men in particular.”

The credits under Dr. Dunbar’s name are numerous and include:

  • Producing the first ever Puppy Training Video, which helped make his reward-based training technique spread easily and quickly throughout the world
  • Founding the Association for Professional Dog Trainers, which is now the world’s largest association of its kind and the only one offering certification to both US and International members
  • Founding OpenPaw.org which helps Animal Shelters set up a dog socialization and behavior training program

Whether a pet parent or pet professional, you won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to learn from the most highly regarded dog trainer and behaviorist in the world. Expect to learn how to deal with these common canine issues:

  • House soiling
  • destructive chewing,
  • excessive barking
  • digging
  • home-alone problems (and separation anxiety)
  • hyperactivity
  •  jumping-up
  • not coming when called
  • pulling on leash
  • leash reactivity to other dogs
  • lack of attention and compliance

This seminar has been approved for 6 CEUs by the CCPDT & IAABC. Register early here for a fee of $90. Separate registration required for the Q&A and evening reception event.

Fun Blooms at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts This Spring!

Fun Blooms at Purr'n Pooch Pet Resorts This Spring

SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS & PROMOTIONS!

April showers may bring May flowers, but the month also brings warmer days and plenty of fun on the Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts playground. Have your pets join us for an exciting month of events, promotions and a shower of love from our staff.

EVENTS

April-Inset-All-Fur-LoveAPRIL IS PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS MONTH
All month long, the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals and friends will collect pet supplies and food for All Fur Love Rescue. The charity helps animals in need of love and rescue, and we’re honored to support them during this important month of awareness.
Visit the charity’s website for a Wish List of items needed. >
See our office hours for drop-off. >

April-Inset-Egg-HuntBIRTHDAY PARTIES & EASTER EGG HUNTS
Tuesday, April 8 ~ Tinton Falls
Wednesday, April 9 ~ Wall
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friends in boarding and daycare will hunt for eggs and enjoy treats and games on the playground.

April-Inset-TrainingDOG TRAINING CLASSES
7-Week Training Sessions Held Weekly
Puppy Basic I
Adult Basic I
Adult Basic II
Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts Tinton Falls Training Hall
First class no dogs – humans only. Our Certified Pet and Dog Trainers (CPDT) specialize in household manners, everyday commands and prepare your dog to obey instructions at home, in public and around other dogs. 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. To register call 732-842-4949 or email info@purrnpooch.com.
Learn more >

April-Inset-DunbarSPECIAL GUEST EVENTS:
TRAINING WORKSHOP & CHARITY FUNDRAISER
Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts will host a very special event with friend Dr. Ian Dunbar, world renowned veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and dog trainer.

SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR COMMON DOG BEHAVIOR & TRAINING PROBLEMS
Thursday, April 24, 2014
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
86 Gilbert St West, Tinton Falls
This is a people-only workshop for both dog owners and dog professionals.
No dogs please.
This workshop has been approved for 6 CEUs by the CCPDT & IAABC.
Registration: $90 Early Bird (until March 24) then $120
Group Discounts available: 10% discount for 5 or more; 25% discount for 10 or more.
Email info@jk-pub.com to set up a group discount.
Get workshop details and register >

MEET & GREET WITH IAN DUNBAR TO BENEFIT PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS
Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:00 pm -9:0 pm
Following the workshop, Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts will host a Q&A with Dr. Ian Dunbar to benefit the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals. The intimate evening is a special opportunity to speak with Dr. Dunbar about your specific dog training and behavior problems. Light refreshments will be served.
Admission: $25 Donation
Purchase tickets >
Email info@purrnpooch.com with questions.

PROMOTIONS

April-Inset-Tags-WeddingNATIONAL PET ID WEEK
During National Pet ID Week, April 20-26, enjoy 10% off ID tags at both Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts retail boutiques.

 

WEDDING DAY WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND
Include your best friend on your wedding day for a walk down the aisle, pictures and more! Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts will train, handle, transport, groom and board your pup for the special occasion.
Learn more. >

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PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATES

April 1-30 ~ Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
April 1-30 ~ Pet First Aid Awareness Month
Get Tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association
Friday, April 11 ~ National Pet Day
April 20-26 ~ National Pet ID week
Sunday, April 20 ~ Easter (Office is closed)
Saturday, April 26 ~ National Kids and Pets Day

For more information, call 732.842.4949 or email info@purrnpooch.com.

Lucky Days Ahead This March for Guests at Purr’n Pooch

Lucky Days Ahead This March for Guests at Purr'n Pooch

SAVE THE DATES FOR EVENTS & PROMOTIONS!

EVENTS

MARDI GRAS PARTYLucky Days Ahead This March for Guests at Purr'n Pooch
Tuesday, March 4 at Tinton Falls and Wall ~ 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Mardi Gras games, parade and treats on the playground with friends. We’ll also have a traditional Mardi Gras “Fat Tuesday” King cake (for pups). Who will be the lucky pup to find the prize inside?

MONTHLY BIRTHDAY PARTIESLucky Days Ahead This March for Guests at Purr'n Pooch
Tuesday, March 11 at Tinton Falls ~ Wednesday, March 12 at Wall
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Games and treats on the playground.

 

SAINT PATRICK’S DAYLucky Days Ahead This March for Guests at Purr'n Pooch
Monday, March 17 at Tinton Falls and Wall ~ 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Purr’n Pooch celebrates the luck of the Irish! Dogs and cats in boarding, daycare and our spa and grooming salon will dress is green and enjoy treats. There may just be a few lucky dogs and cats who also discover gold (bones) for prizes on the PNP playground and cattery.

SPECIAL GUEST EVENTS:Lucky Days Ahead This March for Guests at Purr'n Pooch
TRAINING WORKSHOP & CHARITY FUNDRAISER

Purr’n Pooch to host a very special evening with friend Dr. Ian Dunbar, world renowned Veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and dog trainer.

SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR COMMON DOG BEHAVIOR & TRAINING PROBLEMS
Thursday, April 24, 2014
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
86 Gilbert St West, Tinton Falls
This is a people-only workshop nd suitable for both dog owners and dog professionals. No dogs please.
This workshop has been approved for 6 CEUs by the CCPDT & IAABC.
Registration: $90 Early Bird (until March 24th) then $120
Group Discounts available: 10% discount for 5 or more; 25% discount for 10 or more.
Email info@jk-pub.com to set up a group discount.
Get workshop details and register >

MEET & GREET WITH IAN DUNBAR TO BENEFIT PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS
Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Following the workshop, Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts will host a Q&A with Dr. Ian Dunbar to benefit the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals. The intimate evening is a special opportunity to speak with Dr. Dunbar about your specific dog training and behavior problems. Light refreshments will be served. At the event, we will also present the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals’ 2013 Grantees with their grant awards.

Admission: $25 Donation
Purchase tickets >
Email info@purrnpooch.com with questions.

PROMOTIONS

LUCKY PAW FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTESTLucky Days Ahead This March for Guests at Purr'n Pooch
Does your pup or kitty have the luckiest life in the world? We want to see just how lucky they are! Post fun pics of your friend enjoying the fur-fabulous life! The photo with the most votes on Facebook will win a free day of play (boarding or daycare) and assorted treats. Contest starts March 10. Last day to enter photos is March 16. Voting starts March 16 and ends March 23. Visit us on Facebook to enter. Winner must pickup their prize at Purr’n Pooch in Wall or Tinton Falls.

PAWDICURE
Ask our groomers about creative grooming. Designs include shamrocks and green dyed tails and ears to celebrate the lucky month. Our competitive rates are based on the breed and condition of your pet’s coat. Express service is available upon request and availability. Grooming services can be made by an appointment, or added to any boarding or daycare package. To make an appointment, call 732.842.4949 in Tinton Falls or 732.528.8100 in Wall.

PET TIPS & TRENDS
Be sure to visit our website at on the 15th and last day of the month for blog posts with pet care tips and trends. This month, we’re talking cats! Is it okay to leave your cat home alone overnight? Find out what the experts say on our blog.

PAWSITIVELY NOTEWORTHY DATESLucky Days Ahead This March for Guests at Purr'n Pooch
Thursday, March 13 ~ K-9 Veterans Day
Tuesday, March 20 ~ First Day of Spring!
Sunday, March 23 ~ National Puppy Day

For more information, call 732.842.4949 or email info@purrnpooch.com.

Join Us for “Simple Solutions for Common Dog Behavior & Training Problems”

Solutions for Common Dog Behavior & Training Problems

A TRAINING WORKSHOP AT PURR’N POOCH PET RESORTS WITH DR. IAN DUNBAR

Thursday, April 24, 2014
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
86 Gilbert St West, Tinton Falls

This is a people-only workshop and suitable for both dog owners and dog professionals. No dogs please.
This workshop has been approved for 6 CEUs by the CCPDT & IAABC.

Registration: $90 Early Bird (until March 24th) then $120
Group Discounts available: 10% discount for 5 or more; 25% discount for 10 or more.
Email info@jk-pub.com to set up a group discount.

Get workshop details and register >

Solutions for Common Dog Behavior & Training ProblemsMEET & GREET WITH DR. IAN DUNBAR
TO BENEFIT PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS

Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:00 pm -9:00 pm

Following the workshop, Purr’n Pooch will host a Q&A with Dr. Ian Dunbar to benefit the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals. The intimate evening is a special opportunity to speak with Dr. Dunbar about your specific dog training and behavior problems. Light refreshments will be served. At the event, we will present the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals’ 2013 Grantees with their awards.

Admission: $25 Donation

Purchase tickets >

Email info@purrnpooch.com with questions.

7 Tips for a Positive and Successful Dog Training Experience

7 Tips for a Positive and Successful Dog Training Experience

Our pets rely on us to feed and bath them, give them comfort and direction, provide them with stimulation and socialization, and to protect them from harm. So why do some pet owners skip hiring a professional dog trainer?

Training plays an important role in helping us to become responsible dog owners. It makes it possible for us to entertain our dogs with tricks and games; introduce them to other dogs and people; live a less anxious and worried life; and to avoid self-harm. It’s tail-wagging time that training becomes a top priority when buying or adopting a dog. Let’s “paws” for a few training candidate scenarios.

Big dog, big problems? Do you walk down the street with your 100+ dog jumping and pulling both of you into dangerous situations? You’ve had many close calls as your dog drags you steps from the street and speeding cars.

Chewie on the loose? Maybe you’re the proud parent of a new puppy and find his excessive chewing not only draining on your wallet, but also on your nerves. You live in constant fear that your new cutie has eaten something dangerous or even lethal.

Too old to train? Maybe you believe your old dog can’t learn new tricks? Well, you’ll want to read about Mac, a rescue dog Purr’n Pooch’s President Dick Palazzo trained to love and trust again. Last year, this arthritic senior walked up a flight of stairs to save his family from a fire. Read his miraculous story on our blog and in the upcoming April issue of Dog Fancy magazine.

One of these stories may be familiar to you or you may have your own “tail” of woe to share. Let’s focus, however, on the positive and enroll your dog in training classes in 2014. A New Year means a new opportunity to learn to communicate more effectively by understanding what motivates certain behaviors, how to read canine body language, and more. There are some simple things you can keep in mind to ensure that you and your dog have a positive and successful training experience.

7 Tips for a Positive and Successful Dog Training Experience:

1. Consider your dog’s environment. Hire a trainer based on what works for you. Group and private classes at home and at training centers are widely available. For what to look for in a dog trainer, visit the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and consider Purr’n Pooch’s team as an option.

2. Customize your training according to dog’s age and ability. Do not set your dog up for failure with a cookie cutter training experience. Like people, every dog has had a different set of life experiences that come through in its behaviors.

3.  Be consistent. Have everyone in the household on the same page even the children. If everyone teaches the dog the behaviors in the same way, they are more likely to learn faster.

4. Reward positive behavior. When your dog does what you want, praise him verbally and in the beginning give him a treat.  Make a big deal about the positive and ignore bad behavior. Pets are like children, any sort of reaction could be mistrued as a reward.

5. Make it fun. Let’s face it if we aren’t having fun doing something we are likely to give up and move on.  Join a training class with your furry best friend and hang out with other people who share the same experiences of dog life.

6. Build a lifelong bond. By training with your dog on a regular basis and making it a fun and rewarding experience, you’ll build a bond with your dog that will last a lifetime.

7.  Dog’s point of view.  At Purr’n Pooch we always say to look at your life from your dog’s point of view and only then will they have an understanding of us.

Training at Purr’n Pooch

Group training for puppies and adolescents are held at the Purr’n Pooch training hall at 86 Gilbert Street West in Tinton Falls, NJ. For more information on private training information or with any questions, place call 732-842-4949 or email info@purrnpooch.com.

Wishing you and your dog a stress-free 2014 enjoying all the things you love to do together from walks on the beach to socializing with new friends at the dog park. With some training and time, you’ll be ready to showoff your dog’s good behavior and hard work in no time.

 

New Training Classes Starting Soon!

New Training Classes Starting Soon at Purr'n Pooch

PUPPY BASIC

Starts Wednesday, January 8, 2014  –  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

ADULT BASIC I

Starts Thursday, January 9, 2014  –  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

ADULT BASIC II

Starts Tuesday, January 7, 2014  –  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

7-week training programs focus on obedience instruction in sit, stay, down, come and to walk nicely on leash. Owners will learn to communicate more effectively with their pet, learn what motivates certain behaviors, how to read canine body language and more! (First class no dogs – humans only) $200.

ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION

These 1.5 hour one-on-one sessions are 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 much more! $125 per 1.5 hour session.

PRIVATE IN-HOME INSTRUCTION

Private In-Home Instruction classes are designed for owners who can’t join classes at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts 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.

Classes are held at the Purr’n Pooch Tinton Falls, NJ Training Hall.

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

Spring into Action! Register for Dog Training Classes at Purr’n Pooch

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ADULT BASICS CLASS

(For Dogs 6 Months and Older)

Starting Wednesday, May 1st, 7:00-8:00 p.m., 7 Weeks $180+tax. First class humans only. For the adolescent or adult dog that needs basic training. Our professional trainer will teach you how to train your dog sit, down, stay (duration & distance), come, walking nicely on leash, leave it / drop it, and how to politely greet strangers. Pet parents will also learn to address unwanted habits like jumping, mouthing, nipping, barking incessantly and becoming overly distracted in the presence of other dogs.

PUPPY BASICS

(For Puppies 10 Weeks to 5 Months of Age)

Starting Tuesday, April 30th, 7-8 p.m., 7 Weeks $180+tax. First class humans only. Puppy Basics covers potty training, nutrition, bite inhibition and basic obedience, including walking nicely on leash, sit, down, stay, come and leave it/drop it.

Classes are held at the Purr’n Pooch Tinton Falls, NJ Training Hall.
80 Gilbert Street West • Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

Call 732-842-4949 or email info@purrnpooch.com to register.

Dick-VInnie-Post“Make training fun… they will learn. The simplest philosophy I have learned in all my years of experience is to maintain patience, compassion and respect while training your dog. This will build confidence and make the training process fun for you both. Always view things from your dog’s point of view and you will build a bond with your dog and achieve fantastic results and a lifelong friendship.”

Dick Palazzo, President, Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts, Celebrating 43 years of Luxury Pet Care & Training on the Jersey Shore

MEET THE TRAINER

Iuliana Gedo, dip.CBST (Pictured above with Student Harley)

Purr’n Pooch’s Trainer Iuliana Gedo has brought much peace of mind and joy to the lives of pet families from across the Jersey Shore. She is a Graduate of the Animal Behavior College’s Training Program and Canine Behavior Science & Technology at Companion Animal Science Institute as well as a partner in Best Friends Animal Society’s prestigious Community Training Program.