Doggy-Do's pet-friendly cleaning techs come to homes to eliminate the unpleasant byproducts of happy dog-human relationships. They double-bag and haul away all waste, and can typically work while dogs are in the yard. After each visit, a parvocide-based spray disinfects and deodorizes tools without the dangers of bleach-based solutions. Doggy-Do offers four kinds of contract-free service: one-time cleanup, biweekly, weekly, or semiweekly. Year-round availability prevents dogs from having to learn to use indoor plumbing during the winter.
Thanks to parents who encouraged a love of animals, Leslie Rosales woke up every morning to a chorus of whinnying horses, yapping dogs, mewing cats, and squawking chickens. Trimming the long locks of her a family brood of cocker spaniels, Leslie quickly picked up grooming and animal-whispering skills. Over the course of a lengthy career as a vet assistant, she grew fed up with what she considered poor treatment of pets, so she started her own grooming shop with a bankroll of just $400.
Years later, Leslie sold that shop and attempted to retire, but her clients prodded her to return to her beloved profession. First-time sessions take a bit longer, Leslie warns, because she monitors the dog's reaction to each new touch. She clips a nail or two at a time or allows the scissors to lop off a few curls of hair around one ear, before stepping back to reward the dog with praise and love. The process eases pooches into the session and test?s each animal?s mood, much the way one dips a toe into a chocolate fountain to make sure it's warm enough to jump into.
Leslie also offers fresh food for dogs allergic to the standard canine diet of commercial pet kibble and mailman tears. The salon also maintains a pet food pantry for pets of low-income households.
Zoom Room?s dog training facilities have one cardinal rule: owners must be present during class. This is because humans need just as much training as their canine companions when building confidence and communication, and it?s important that owners learn the best positive-reinforcement techniques from the knowledgeable staff. Group classes cover topics ranging from general obedience and agility training to more specific needs such as overcoming shyness. Other classes include Urban Herding, where dogs herd exercise balls into soccer goals indoors, Scent Work, where dogs learn to sniff out missing car keys or the TV remote, and Pup-lates, which is geared toward overweight or senior dogs, or those recovering from an injury.
In fact, improving canine social skills is one of Zoom Room?s missions, as evidenced by the regularly hosted fundraiser events and Doggy Disco parties, which give dogs a chance to meet other dogs and expand away from their inner circle of fire hydrants. This combination of training and fun, in addition to the facility?s selection of solution-oriented training gear, natural dog treats, and functional dog accessories, has garnered an array of local and national press.
Marjorie "The Dog Trainer" Satterfield has specialized in dog training since 1974. She's prepped pooches for exhibitions, trained therapy dogs and service dogs, and published numerous articles focused on training techniques. At her location in the Fontana Square shopping center, Marjorie and her team of instructors focus on problematic canine behaviors such as chewing, growling, and leaving messes. In addition to addressing problems, they can teach dogs party tricks such as how to pick out colors on command.