A Chat with The Barkly Pet Retreat and Spa
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
The Barkly is a local dog boarding, grooming, and training facility which strives to meet each and every dog’s individual needs. We use positive reinforcement methods to teach dogs good habits and stop unwanted behaviors.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The Barkly opened its doors in September 2014. The inspiration behind it was the owner’s love for and experience with dogs. Our trainer has been working professionally and in volunteer work with breeds of different ages and temperaments for the past five years. Beka is also an AKC CGC test evaluator.
What do you love most about your job?
The best part of working with so many dogs is being able to see their starting point and compare it to after training to see how far they have come. Keeping dogs out of shelters and off the streets is our trainer’s biggest goal. So many dogs just need a bit of training and they can be good at home!
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
The best feedback was after training a “bad dog” boxer who was about to be taken to the local animal shelter. He loved jumping on people, stealing food, barking at other dogs and strangers, peeing all over the house, and chasing the family cat. After our two-week board and train program, he did great!