A graduate of Animal Behavior College, Mark Forrest Patrick espouses the benefits of positive reinforcement when training dogs. Using this approach, Patrick helps owners form long-lasting bonds with their four-legged companions as well as diminish bad behaviors, such as refusing to heel or illegally hiding an ace card in its coat. Rewarding pets for their good behavior can also help them learn skills in class more willingly, such as retrieving and walking on a leash. In addition to teaching dogs, Patrick also imparts owners with knowledge on how best to interact with their pets, leading to a more harmonious relationship in the home or on the Iditarod course.
Christopher Robins Pet Care nurtures dogs and cats through daycare and boarding, grooming, training, and pet photography services. During dog boarding, each visiting pet receives a customized schedule, allowing older dogs more one-on-one attention and relaxation while more energetic dogs scamper through the facilities in group play sessions. Dog daycare similarly customizes playtime with three separate play areas. Cats and dogs visiting for grooming sessions receive a bath, treatment with shampoo and conditioner, and a haircut.
Signature service: Fitness and training for dogs
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Premier and PetSafe
Pro Tip: Come with treats or a toy and lots of praise.
On 134 acres of farmland outside of Fairport, the dedicated staff and volunteers of Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester care for and adopts thousands of stray animals each year. The open-admission shelter adopts animals of all breeds and species?including cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, horses, and pigs?and holds programs to educate visitors on the issues that contribute to the animals' overpopulation and surrender. Proceeds from gift shop sales help provide daily care for animals at the shelter.