- Two 3 Acre Playgrounds
- 20' x 40' In-ground Bone-shaped Pool!
- 1 Acre Jungle Pup
- 3 Acres Wooded with a Pond
- Daycare Transportation
- Climate Controlled Indoor Playground
(for inclement weather)
- In-House Overnight Stays
What Others Are Saying:
From our Training Client, Woodrow's Mom:
"Just wanted to say thank you so much for your wonderful support and teaching in the star puppy class. I had the biggest scare so far with Woodrow. He saw something in the yard and took off full tilt. He ended up snapping his collar off, but because I yelled attention and for him to come...he turned and came to me. My heart dropped to my feet and I panicked. But then when he turned and came I was smiling from ear to ear. Such a good little boy, and yes he got a big bone treat instead of just a little one.
Thank you again for all your help.
P.S. Still working on the cradle massage and biting. He is getting better, but still hates it, just hates it a little less. :)
From Mark & Lori and guests Spencer, Joey, and Libbey:
"Thank you so much for taking such good care of our three kids: Spencer,Joey, and Libby! I know they played their little hearts out, they haven't moved all day!! We never worried about them once in the two weeks we were gone, because they were in your care, which is superior! Also, thank you for the email pictures and postcards! They all were too cute and proved what a great vacation they had! I know they played a lot because it looks like Libby lost a pound or two, which was needed! Thank you again for the love & care you gave them!"
From Laura and guest Reggie:
"Thank you for the post card from Reggie! We got it right after I picked him up. I have never seen Reggie so sad to go home! He watched your house out the window until he could not see it anymore....Thanks so much!"
From Wes & Patricia and guest Bud:
"Wes and I want to thank you and your staff for taking such great care of our baby Bud. He really loves to go to Lucky Puppy. We have never seen him get so excited to be somewhere like we do when we are driving up to drop him off at your doggy daycare. We are in the proccess of selling our home in Southgate, Michigan and have made the decision to move to Monroe so that we can be closer to Lucky Puppy and Bud could go regularly to your daycare. Since he started going to Lucky Puppy he has become more socialized.
Thank you so much for making our vacations and trips more enjoyable. We go with a peace of mind, because we know Bud is having a great time and is being well taken care of."
From Cindy & Gary and Guest Riley:
"Enclosed is the remainder of our payment for Riley. We can't thank you enough for providing such good care for Riley while we travel. We miss her so much when we are gone but it is easier knowing she is at such an amazing place. She truly is a Lucky Puppy!"
From John and Guest Henry:
"My sincerest gratitude for what you and your staff have provided to Henry over the past few months.
Our beloved Henry is a high-energy terrier who loves nothing more than meeting new dogs and running and playing all day. Lucky Puppy is the perfect environment for him to be at his most doggy. It's such a good feeling knowing that he has so much room to run around, with so many other well behaved dogs, all under the supervision of your team of caring and responsible staff.
Your pickup service is a true godsend. My wife and I both work full-time, and the convenience of this service makes sending Henry for his weekly visit to Lucky Puppy all the more desirable.
Keep up the good work! I know Henry is looking forward to many more daycare visits."
From Stephanie and Guest Duke:
"Would you be able to keep Duke this coming weekend? We are going to be gone quite a bit and think he would have more fun at Lucky
We were very impressed when he came home last time-he has stopped jumping up on people, and his increasingly good behavior was even better! We have been taking him outside off the leash more and more, and after spending the weekend with you last time, his listening skills were much improved!"
Thank you! :)
Unknown Client (Internet Review):
"The staff at Lucky Puppy love all the dogs as if they were their own and in turn take care of them like family members! When we drop our three dogs off for the day they fall asleep before we are out of the driveway, which means this was money well spent!!
Lucky Puppy ensures all dogs are playing in a safe and supervised environment. The playground is HUGE and the dogs get so much exercise. The staff also uses wonderful training techniques, only positive reinforcement, so you never have to worry what other people are doing to your dog!
If you don't take advantage of the daycare at Lucky Puppy you are missing out on the best dog daycare! No other doggy daycare compares, puts all other ones to shame!!"
From Garry, Jane and our Friend, Bear:
"My wife and I just finished the basic obedience training with our Bear last night. It was a great course, I highly recommend to anyone thinking about obedience training. Brenda and her assistant Holly were great and taught us how to work with Bear in a more effective way. We look forward to coming out for daycare for Bear in the near future! We can't thank you enough."
Note from LuAnne and our Friends Kate & Leopold (Chocolate Lab Pups) :
"After a day at Lucky Puppy"
FROM TERRY & GUEST REMY:
"Im tellin' ya- he sleeps for a day and a half after daycare! Its a 2 for 1 deal for me - a day of getting work done and a day where he's zonked on his pillow at home."
FROM MEGAN AND GUEST MAX
"Feel free to make this public; I've been meaning to write this glowing review for a long time!I've been taking my pup Max to Lucky Puppy since he was four months old. Brenda and her staff literally helped me raise my dog, picking him up for two days of daycare and an overnight stay to ensure I had time to work and maintain my sanity and to ensure my puppy was well socialized and exercised. It worked splendidly, and Max loved being an honorary member of Brenda's family; But, that's not unusual. The wonderful thing about Lucky Puppy is that all dogs are honorary members of Brenda's family. I've moved from the area but continue to bring Max to visit when I have extended work or personal travel. It is worth it to me to make the 3-4 hour drive and/or a flight out of Detroit so that Max can feel at home and run and play all day. This has become especially important as Max has gotten middle-aged and needs familiarity. I have a much better trip knowing that he is safe and very happy. And, I don't pay extra for the care and attention Max receives. I have tried a lot of other doggie daycares in my place of residence or while traveling with Max. I can say without exaggeration that Lucky Puppy is impossible to beat. A heartfelt thanks to Brenda and her team!"
Lucky Puppy is proud to offer a variety of services for your loved one!
- Basic Obedience
- AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program
- Advanced Obedience
- C.G.C. Training: Canine Good Citizen
- Master The Walk
- Lucky Puppy Training Calendar
- Training Application
- Special Events
Training & Education
We offer several different training classes to fulfill your needs and make your home happier for ALL members of your family. Please review the programs below to see a full course description for each type of session. All students must show proof of current vaccinations, if not already on file. All classes are lead by certified instructors.Call us at the number above, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!!
Basic Obedience: All the basics for dogs of any age!
Whether your dog is 1 year or 16 years, this 5 week class is for you! The focus is on teaching YOU to teach your dog, using positive reinforcement training methods. This class will cover an introduction to positive reinforcement clicker training; foundation obedience skills; and discussions on Canine Learning Theory. At the end of this class, you can expect your dog to focus his attention on you (with or without the cue); sit; lie down; stay; heel; loose leash walk; leave it; and come to you on cue. We will also target any problem behaviors you may be having, such as jumping; digging; housetraining; door crashing; puppy nipping & mouthing; unruly household behavior; excessive barking; and inappropriate chewing.
There will be 5 one hour sessions to complete the course. The first training class will run longer as we will review the basics of clicker training and supply you with a list of supplies you will need.
Each class is semi-private and will be conducted with no more than 4 dogs. Therefore, there will be a lot of one-on-one time. The cost of this 5 week training class is $150. We do ask for a $50 deposit to hold your position in class, with the remaining amount to be paid the first week. Private classes are available for $60 per session (per dog if you have more than one attending).Back To Top
AKC STAR Puppy Program: Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility
The AKC STAR Puppy is an exciting new program designed to get you and your puppy off to the best start possible!
These training classes are intended to teach you how to best communicate with your puppy and provide an opportunity for your dog to socialize with other dogs and people. Problem behaviors will be targeted, such as jumping, house training, chewing, puppy nipping and mouthing, excessive barking, unruly household behavior and door crashing. You will be coached in the most effective ways to teach practical skills, such as coming when called. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy training is a natural lead in to the AKCR Canine Good CitizenR Program.
How it Works - The AKS STAR Puppy Program is a 6 week course. Your instructor will administer the AKC STAR Puppy test on week 7. Upon passing the test, you will send an application to the AKC for enrollment in the AKC:
- An AKC STAR Puppy Medal
- A frame-able certificate designating your puppy as an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy
- An AKC Puppy Handbook
- Membership to the Ongoing Monthly Email Newsletter: Your AKC, which includes training tips and up-to-date information every dog owner needs to know
- A discount to enroll in the AKC Companion Animal Recovery Corporation, a 24-hour recovery service
- You and your puppy will be listed in AKC's S.T.A.R. Records
We want you and your puppy to continue learning beyond puppy classes!
Each class is semi-private and will be conducted with no more than 6 dogs. Therefore, there will be a lot of one-on-one time. The cost of this 7 week training class is $175. We do ask for a $50 deposit to hold your position in the class, with the remaining amount to be paid the first week. AKC STAR Puppy testing will be conducted in week 7, followed by supervised group play. The cost of AKC STAR Puppy test is included in the cost of the class.Back To Top
The goal of this class is to increase your dog's reliability when given a command. The puppy/beginning class gives you a solid foundation for training. In the advanced class you will build on that foundation by adding a level of difficulty to each skill. We will concentrate on the 3 D's (distraction, distance and duration). Distractions will be added to behaviors your dog already knows to ensure that your dog will focus on you and not the distraction. Distance will be added to gain reliability to cues when you are across the room or even if you leave the room! Duration will be used to build a reliable "stay" cue. We will build to a three minute stay which will help your dog learn to remain in position until released. We will focus again on the controlled walk and learn several new cues (commands) and tricks. Since training should be fun, for both you and your dog, we will also incorporate some games that utilize all learned skills.
The cost of this 5 week class is $150. We ask for a $50 deposit with the remainder payable at the beginning of the first class.Back To Top
Super Star Puppy and Canine Good Citizens
This course is designed to help your dog earn his "Canine Good Citizen" certification. Your dog will work on the skills he or she needs to be a well-mannered pet as defined by the American Kennel Club. Those skills include:
- Accepting a friendly stranger
- Sitting politely for petting
- Appearance and Grooming
- Out for a walk
- Walking through a crowd
- Sit and down on command/staying in place
- Coming when called
- Reaction to another dog
- Reaction to distractions
- Supervised separation
Whether you decide to earn the Canine Good Citizen certificate or not this class will help your dog become a welcome guest wherever he or she goes.
To see a an example of the CGC test please click here
Each class is semi-private and will be conducted with no more than 6 dogs. Therefore, there will be a lot of one-on-one time. The cost of this 7 week training class is $175. We do ask for a $50 deposit to hold your position in the class, with the remaining amount to be paid the first week. AKC Canine Good Citizens testing will be conducted in week 7. The cost of the Canine Good Citizens test is included in the cost of the class.Back To Top
Master the Walk: The walk is an important aspect of the relationship between you and your dog!
Join us on our seven acres of Nature Trails and learn to train your dog to respect you as his or her leader during the walk. At the end of the course, your dog will have mastered the loose leash walk, EVEN DURING DISTRACTIONS!
This class is conducted using positive reinforcement training techniques. The cost of the class is $150 for a 5 week course. Class size is limited to 6 so there will be plenty of individual attention. We ask for a $50 deposit with the remainder payable at the beginning of the first class. Please note that Basic Obedience is a pre-requisite for Master the Walk. Your dog must know his basic cues, such as sit, leave-it and attention.
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Leadership: Is your dog not listening to you when you know he understands?
Does he bark at you until you respond to his demands? Does he take things off the counter when you're not looking (or even when you are)? Does he jump on you when you have food in your hands? Does he pull you everywhere when walking? Does he crash through the door (and you) when he gets to go bye-bye? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," this class is for you!
Dogs are animals and there must be a leader in their pack. If there is no leader, they will assume the position, which can create an amazing amount of stress and unbalance for your dog – not to mention a very unhappy home for you. We will show you how to recognize inappropriate behavior; establish rules; enforce them in a balanced way (using the time-out method); and maintain social order in your home. Once your dog respects you as his leader, he can relax and enjoy life knowing you will take care of everything for him. And you can relax and enjoy your newfound respect and adoration. Please call to schedule your private session.
This 90 minute class is for you only - not your dog. (Yes, we are the problem!) Cost for the session is $60 per hour. We ask for a $50 deposit with the remainder payable at the end of the class.
Fun & Games!
Is just that! This is an ongoing class that will be conducted on a weekly basis, for one hour each week. This class is designed to sharpen your dog?s skills and confidence through playing games, while creating a unique bond with you. **Please note: Basic obedience skills and a temperament test are prerequisites for this class.
Canine Massage: Calm & connect with your dog using this beneficial technique
Canine massage has extraordinary benefits:
- Enhances bonding and relationships
- Restores and improves flexibility
- Reduces stiffness and discomfort
- Relieves stress and anxiety
- Promotes healthy skin and coat
- Helps with behavioral and emotional issues such as fear, abandonment, abuse, uncertainty or pack status, and grieving
Please note that these classes are for personal use only (with your dog). This class will not "certify" you to perform pet massage on other animals than your own. The cost of the class is $50 per hour for private; and $50 for semi-private. We recommend a minimum of 3 one hour sessions.
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Lucky Puppy loves pawty time!
At Lucky Puppy we understand how our guests and their families love to have fun! We often host seasonal pawties such as our Howloween Bash; Christmas portrait sittings; Parade participation; and local fundraising events. Please check this area of our website often as we will update it to keep our guests apprised of the upcoming events. You can also stay up-to-date by joining our Facebook page by Clicking Here
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Ever wonder what breed your dog truly is? Join us at Lucky Puppy for genetic testing
5/27/2017 from 3-5pm.
We will then have a follow-up pawty to open the results — Just like Maury Povich!
7/15/2017 from 3-5pm.
The cost is $120
We will provide DNA test kits, games, prizes and refreshments.
Due to the cost of the kit, payment is asked in advance.
Please click the button below to sign up for the pawty.
Also, please fill out the Training Application above.
Lucky Puppy hosts Birthday Pawties! Please join us in celebration of your fur-baby's birthday. We will invite all of their friends, play games, run & play, and even swim (weather permitting). Birthday pawties are reserved for current clients due to the fact that all dogs attending must be up-to-date on shot requirements and temperament tested. The cost is $50 per hour and includes a playground coordinator.
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