Led by veterinarian Rodney M. Robards, the seasoned staff of Southern Hills Veterinary Hospital attends to the health and vitality of pets with a litter of medical and dental services. Vets analyze pets' health with physical examinations and ward off future maladies with vital vaccines. The veterinary team also cures intensive ailments with traditional and laser surgeries, from biopsies and orthopedics to standard spays and neutering, whose presurgical screenings ensure pets emerge safe, healthy, and guaranteed not to produce any successors. Southern Hills also boards pets overnight, inviting pups to romp in an outdoor exercise yard or a climate-controlled indoor run during their stay, and granting cats their privacy in a separate feline-only area.
Midtown Tails keeps precious pooches well-cared for with its expert dog-walking and visiting services. Canine corraler Rachael Baldwin puts pet health and comfort first, with her pet first-aid certification from the American Red Cross and her membership with Pet Sitters International. During the 30-minute walk, dogs can scamper about under the watchful leash of Rachael, taking in plenty of exercise and attention throughout the scenic trek around their own, familiar neighborhood, keeping pets comfortable and reducing separation anxiety. The walkathon commences with a refueling of fresh food and water, and up to three hounds can get in on the strolling session.
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.