Oodles of Doodles in Dog Daycare

Oodles of Doodles at Purr'n Pooch Pet Resorts

What do you get when you mix a poodle with a Labrador retriever? Or an Australian Shepherd? Or a Schnauzer? Or a Wheaten Terrier? Why, oodles of doodles of course!

Doodle dogs are quickly becoming America’s favorite family pet. At Purr’n Pooch, we are seeing the number of doodle mixes staying and playing with us on the rise and their owners are head over heels with their fun loving personality and coat. Doodle dogs are hybrids, a mix between a Poodle and another dog breed, like a Lab (Labradoodle), a Schnauzer (Schnoodle), or a Wheaten Terrier (Whoodle).

“The doodle comes from a poodle, either standard or mini, and wide variety of other breeds with different coat textures,” said Jennifer Connors, an employee of Purr’n Pooch for more than 20 years. “The combination really brings out the best traits in both breeds.”

Like so many mix breed dogs, hybrids like doodles used to fill animal shelters waiting to be adopted. Now they’re all the rage, partly because of a poodle’s non-shedding and allergy-friendly hair.

Kendall Petschauer and her family sought out a doodle hybrid for their hypoallergenic benefits and found Sebastian, mix between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, or a Goldendoodle. Sebastian, named after the University of Miami mascot, is two years old and likes to keep his family on their toes.

“Sebastian is so intelligent and can easily outsmart us,” said Kendall. “He hides things in closets and drawers, which he can open with his nose. He turns it into a game.”

Kathy Smith and her family found their forever friend in a Whoodle named Woodward, or Woody for short. Her three kids picked Woody because he was cute, but the family soon discovered the health benefits of doodles.

“He doesn’t shed,” said Kathy. “It makes cleaning the house so much easier and is nice when we have guests who have allergies.”

Another benefit of doodle hybrids? Mixing dog breeds can weed out inherited genetic problems that can affect purebred pups, making mixed dogs healthier. Hybrid dogs tend to have much more moderate personalities and fit well in households with children.

“Sebastian is so playful and full of energy,” said Kathy. “He loves to jump and spin when he sees you, even if you just leave the room for one minute and come back in. It’s like it’s the first time he’s seen you in forever!”

Matt Fischer and his wife found their furry doodle in Ruby, a one-year-old Sheepadoodle. Sixty-pound Ruby is a hybrid between an Old English Sheep Dog and a Poodle, and as loyal as any guard dog.

Doodles come in all shapes and sizes, which makes them the perfect pup for any lifestyle. Purr’n Pooch sees all types of doodle dogs, including Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, Sheepdoodles, Whoodles, and even St. Bernard Doodles.

“Purr’n Pooch is a great place for doodles because they tend to have a lot of energy and are extremely smart and need the stimulation,” said Jennifer. “Doodles love daycare, agility, scent work, and puzzles.”

Sebastian was trained at Purr’n Pooch when he was just a young pup, where he learned how to sit, come, walk on a leash and socialize with other dogs. Kendall says the training was a huge reason why Sebastian is such a well-behaved pup.

“They take such good care of him when he’s there,” said Kendall. “He has so much energy that it’s almost impossible to tire him out, but at Purr’n Pooch he gets all the exercise he needs.”

Woody loves Purr’n Pooch so much that he knows exactly when he’s headed to play with his puppy friends, and will sit calmly in anticipation until he arrives.

“He’s greeted so warmly by the staff,” said Kathy. “Once he’s there he just plays and we never worry about him.”

Even young pup Ruby plays with her furry friends so much during her stays at Purr’n Pooch that she comes home exhausted and ready for bed.

“My wife and I work all day and we don’t want to keep her in a crate,” said Matt. “We know at Purr’n Pooch she’ll get the love and care she needs. Animals definitely come first there and the entire staff really cares about our pets.”

These smart, loyal and lovable pups are sure to be popular among dog lover for years. Doodles are here to stay, and Purr’n Pooch looks forward to welcoming oodles of doodles as well as all types of dogs to our pet resort family.

Halloween Happenings at Purr’n Pooch – You’re Invited to the Furstivities! Wednesday, October 31st 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Calling all party animals! Celebrate Halloween with us  on Wednesday, October 31st, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Purr’n Pooch’s party animal furstivities include bobbing for bones, costume contests, tricks and treats and more! Check out the pictures from past Halloween Parties and join us for this year’s party fun.

October Special Promotions at Purr’n Pooch

  • Boo-tiful black cats enjoy 1/2 off boarding October 21st through October 31st.
  • Pups celebrate the Halloween spirit with $5 off Creative Grooming Styling and Coloring through October 31st.

Creative Grooming with Jenn Dios

Groomer Jenn Dios with Honey Bee

Creative Grooming is a form of creative expression in which the animal is the canvas. For some groomers it’s a touch of elegance. For others, it’s a drastic transformation. It may involve bright and bold colors, softer pastels, or even no color at all.

This Halloween let Purr’n Pooch transform your pup into any any one of a dozen of exciting characters from a football fan sporting the logo of his or her favorite sports team to a cute, cuddly panda bear. Let’s have fun and be creative!

Dying a pet is very similar to leaving in a conditioner. Jenn Dios, Purr’n Pooch’s Creative Grooming Spa Professional, washes your pet with a good quality shampoo, rinses, then adds dye to the desired area where it sets for 15 minutes then is rinsed. Jenn only recommends using dye on a pet that has not had any skin issues and is not sensitive to skin allergies. On a dog or cat, 12 weeks or older, with a healthy skin and coat it should not cause any irritation. Coloring results may vary with your dog’s coat type and breed. A consultation visit is requested prior to your pet’s creative grooming appointment to ensure that your pet has a healthy coat and his or her skin is in good health.

As beautiful as the grooms may be, the animal’s comfort should never be sacrificed for the sake of a groom. It is also important to note that creative grooming is only to be performed by professional groomers, knowledgeable in both basic grooming and creative grooming techniques. While the animals are not harmed during these grooms, there are many different factors that must be understood and taken into account. For this reason, pet owners should not attempt to achieve a creative groom on their own. If you are interested in having something extra done for your pet, talk to your groomer about what options are available for you and your pet.

Contact us at 732-842-4949 in Tinton Falls or 732-528-8100 in Wall to reserve your pet’s appointment. Visit this link for directions. 

SPRING INTO ACTION WITH DOG TRAINING AT PURR’N POOCH

Spring has sprung! The flowers are blooming and the weather is getting warmer. It’s the perfect season to enjoy time outside with your dog.

Is your dog’s behavior holding you back from enjoying the great outdoors? Tired of your baby pulling you around the park on the leash? Is he jumping for those burgers at the family barbecue? Is she having trouble listening to your basic commands like sit or stay? If any of these dilemmas are holding you back from enjoying a special day out-and-about with your best friend, we invite you and your pet to join us for training classes at Purr’n Pooch.

Spring is an ideal time to join Purr’n Pooch’s Trainer Iuliana Gedo, dip.CBST for her 6-week session of private and group classes for puppies and adolescents. A well-behaved, happy dog will enjoy an exciting summer of fun in the sun with family and friends!

Puppy Basics Class Starts Thursday, May 10th, 7:00 p.m.
(Puppies 10 Weeks – 5 Months)
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.

Basic 1 Class Starts Wednesday, May 9th, 7:00 p.m.
(Dogs 6 Months & Older)
For the adolescent or adult dog that needs ‘basic training’. Our professional trainers will teach you how to teach your dog sit, down, stay (duration & distance), come, walking nicely on leash, leave it / drop it, and how to politely greet strangers. We’ll also show you how to address unwanted habits like jumping, mouthing, nipping, barking incessantly and becoming overly distracted in the presence of other dogs.

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!

  • Private & Group Classes
  • Boarding School
  • Camp
  • Special Needs Programs
  • Behavioral Consultations & Modification

Contact Purr’n Pooch at 732-842-4949 or info@purrnpooch.com for information on rates and private or group training classes. Classes are help in Purr’n Pooch’s Training Hall at 80 West Gilbert Street, Tinton Falls, NJ.

About Purr’n Pooch Dog Trainer Iuliana Gedo, dip.CBST

Iuliana is a graduate of the Animal Behavior College’s Dog Training Program and received her Diploma of Canine Behavior Science and Technology at the Companion Animal Sciences Institute. She has been a partner in the prestigious Community Training Program of Best Friends Animal Society since January of 2010. She comes to Purr’n Pooch from the Monmouth County SPCA, where she worked as a trainer in the Behavior Department, assessing dogs, designing and implementing behavior change protocols and creating enrichment programs to enhance the experiences of shelter dogs. She also trained staff and volunteers on basic dog handling and safety and trained high-level volunteers to participate in advanced behavior modification work.

Training Tips

  • Training must be FUN in order for your dog to learn.
  • Training is not hard; it just takes time, patience, consistency and persistence.
  • Training is not a spectator sport. You must participate to achieve.
  • Training is a lifelong process. If you stop practicing with your pet, he or she will forget. Teach new tricks, play new games and practice commands in new places. Keep training interesting for both you and your dog’s sake.

“Understanding your dog and knowing how to control him, develop his potentials, and resolve behavior problems, emotional conflicts and frustrations are no less essential than love and respect.” Michael W. Fox

LUXURY PET RESORT RENOVATIONS AT PURR’N POOCH IN WALL


We’re in the final stages of renovations to our Wall Township Pet Resort. Renovations to our resorts mean more space and amenities. Our Wall location will soon feature an indoor aquatic center, new waterpark and playgrounds, grooming school, cattery jungle and luxury boarding suites for dogs and cats.

Since Purr’n Pooch was established in 1970, President Dick Palazzo continues to uniquely design and provide the best possible environment for Purr’n Pooch’s pet friends.

 With your pets’ health and happiness in mind, our new additions will offer pups and cats more freedom to roam, play or just relax; added comfort and pet services; and protection from airborne viruses, allergens, dust and dander with a state-of-the-art ventilation and air purification system.

Today, dogs are already enjoying our expanded outside playground lined with new landscaping, agility courses and top-of-the-line antimicrobial turf. Our pups are lapping up the luxury daily with supervised outdoor games and exercise that sends them home exhausted and happy!

Soon to come will be a new water park and natural rock pool, an indoor aquatic center, spa, luxury dog suites (boasting televisions, leather sofas, porcelain tiles and more), a spacious indoor playroom and training hall.

Cats will also purr for our new “Jungle Room” Cattery, featuring a lavish and calming waterfall and play area. Our innovative cattery was personally designed by Dick Palazzo to house and entertain even the most finicky of cats.

We’re eager for our friends to enjoy time at our modern Wall resort by summer 2012. Check back for updates on our progress and information on the upcoming Grand Opening. In the meantime, please call for a visit and tour of our new outdoor playgrounds. Wall Township Location: 732-528-8100, 2424 Route 35, Wall Township, NJ 08736.

TOP TEN REASONS PETS LOVE PURR’N POOCH!

1. Luxury lodging & daycare
2. 24-hour supervision by experienced, certified staff
3. Twilight walks, tuck-in treats & tummy rubs
4. Indoor & outdoor playgrounds and pools
5. Jungle platform cattery with waterfall
6. Shuttle & limo service
7. Training and social skills
8. Award-winning gentle grooming
9. Spa, massage & natural salon products
10. Pet boutique