Dog and cat groomers help care for our furry friends, but what about our feathered friends? That's where the staff at Julie's Tropical Pets come in—they keep pretty birds pretty with a variety of grooming services. They clean and primp birds of all sizes, including parakeets and parrots. Additional services include testing winged friends for infectious diseases and to determine their sex.
Cooper got a rough start in life. At just three months old, the doberman-hound mix was found on the side of the road, a plastic bag over his head. Thankfully, Cooper's owners rescued him soon after, but his experiences left him with separation anxiety, aggression, and resistance to basic commands. Enter Glenn Shue, owner and lead trainer of Dogtastic Dog Training. Glenn's approach begins by first considering each canine's unique personality, which helps him tailor a training program that combines obedience training with proper socialization. Through one-on-one work with Cooper and his family, Glenn saw the pup through many of his behavioral problems, and he continues rehabilitating Cooper with occasional attention at daycare.
A graduate of Highland Canine Training’s school for dog trainers, Glenn and his team apply his teaching principles in each of their training programs. With an indoor training space at All Wags Doggie Daycare & Boarding, they organize group obedience classes and in-kennel training, as well as puppy training that focuses on building healthy social skills. Services further extend to private in-home training, where instructors teach dogs how to sit, stay, and mix martinis. Glenn's team also specializes in behavior modification for pets with aggression problems.
Inside All Wags Doggie Daycare and Boarding North, the indoor play space boasts colorful canine murals, and the outdoor space has plenty of room for a dog to play ball, leap into kiddie pools, or plant its owner's flag on the peaks of plastic playground equipment.
The staff takes the time to get to know each dog, from their names to what they like and what they're scared of?and the staff says the dogs are excited to come in and play. The staff ratio stays at about 10 dogs to 1 staff member during doggy daycare so that pooches get plenty of attention and exercise. Except for a two-hour rest period, the dogs are out and about the entire time, rather than being cooped up alone at home or made to sit in a cage and nibble listlessly on homework. Dogs who are staying the night play with daycare dogs during the day, then retire to 4'x8' kennels with heating and cooling. To make sure everyone's safe, all supervisors are certified in pet first aid by the American Red Cross and have been endorsed by multiple doggy-sniff committees.
The proof is the in the pooch. Le'Pooche's website has an elaborate online gallery where you can see pleased patrons such as Asia, Domino, and Julie the pomeranian sporting fresh new dos. All sizes and breeds are welcome, whether it's for a simple shampoo or a full pampering package complete with fur cut, blow-dry, and a healthy dose of pup flattery. For a sneak peak at Le'Pooche grooming tips, swing by the blog.
Signature service: Professional dog training
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Victor, Dogtra, Petmate, Iphone, Square, Cannon, Elite K-9
Pro Tip: We offer on- and off-leash obedience training for all dogs.
Experienced vets Dr. Lori Hoe and Dr. Amanda Goodwin helm the recently opened Main Street Veterinary Hospital, each bringing with them several years of experience in the Lake Norman area. The duo keeps dogs and cats healthy and happy with comprehensive services that include exams, surgery, and dental care.