Well Mannered Dog Center The

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  • 5949 Clay Ave SW

    Grand Rapids, MI 49548

    Cross street: Near 131 & 54th Street

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  • 616-258-7990

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Our 3 year old Labrador retriever was bitten at this facility and we are very disappointed with how it was handled. The staff informed us that he was nipped at because he was sniffing another dog (which I thought was somewhat normal dog behavior.) Our dog suffered far more than a nip as he currently has two very large puncture wounds on his back. The vet informed us that given the depth of the wound, she was guessing the attacking dog had sank almost her entire front canines into my dogs back. To make matters even worse, the dog that delivered this bite is a regular daycare attendee.

Of course we understand that accidents can occur when multiple dogs are placed together, but the fact that we were not informed of this incident is completely unacceptable to me. We discovered the wound 4 days after it occurred due to the fact that it had become infected. Upon raising our concern about the bite to the staff, it was as if they were blaming us for not catching it earlier. We didnt realize we needed to be checking our dog for wounds when he returned from daycare, so keep that in mind if you do bring your dog to this facility. You will want to look them over thoroughly when they get home to ensure that they havent been bitten or attacked while at the Well Mannered Dog.

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Our 3 year old Labrador retriever was bitten at this facility and we are very disappointed with how it was handled. The staff informed us that he was nipped at because he was sniffing another dog (which I thought was somewhat normal dog behavior.) Our dog suffered far more than a nip as he currently has two very large puncture wounds on his back. The vet informed us that given the depth of the wound, she was guessing the attacking dog had sank almost her entire front canines into my dogs back. To make matters even worse, the dog that delivered this bite is a regular daycare attendee.

Of course we understand that accidents can occur when multiple dogs are placed together, but the fact that we were not informed of this incident is completely unacceptable to me. We discovered the wound 4 days after it occurred due to the fact that it had become infected. Upon raising our concern about the bite to the staff, it was as if they were blaming us for not catching it earlier. We didnt realize we needed to be checking our dog for wounds when he returned from daycare, so keep that in mind if you do bring your dog to this facility. You will want to look them over thoroughly when they get home to ensure that they havent been bitten or attacked while at the Well Mannered Dog.

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Our 3 year old Labrador retriever was bitten at this facility and we are very disappointed with how it was handled. The staff informed us that he was nipped at because he was sniffing another dog (which I thought was somewhat normal dog

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Our 3 year old Labrador retriever was bitten at this facility and we are very disappointed with how it was handled. The staff informed us that he was nipped at because he was sniffing another dog (which I thought was somewhat normal dog

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Our dog was bitten while boarded here. They didn't contact our vet or our emergency contact. Gave her pain meds which she can't have because of kidney issues which we told them about. We ended up with a scarred dog so if you don' t want to risk the same I would avoid this place.

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Our dog was bitten while boarded here. They didn't contact our vet or our emergency contact. Gave her pain meds which she can't have because of kidney issues which we told them about. We ended up with a scarred dog so if you don' t want to risk the same I would avoid this place.

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The Well-Mannered Dog has been great for our three dogs. We have an Akita that tends to chase little dogs and they are smart enough to keep him away from the "squirrely" dogs yet he is still allowed to have his freedom. When we go to pick them up they are having the time of their lives running in packs with the other dogs. We couldn't be happier with this place!

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The Well-Mannered Dog has been great for our three dogs. We have an Akita that tends to chase little dogs and they are smart enough to keep him away from the "squirrely" dogs yet he is still allowed to have his freedom. When we go to pick them up they are having the time of their lives running in packs with the other dogs. We couldn't be happier with this place!

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I am disappointed in this facility. I had been trusting this business for over a year with my dog and he was coming home injured, thirsty, and worst of all, unrelieved. It is sad to think that I have subjected my pet to this abuse. Worst of all, the "trainers" would stuff him in a room. What am I paying for? I am paying for him to be socialized. This will never happen when he is in a room by himself.

The list goes on and on. He caught kennel cough here. This is the only place I had take my dog as my schedule is limited, and all the other dogs had it. When he got better (vet checked to make sure), I stupidly took him back for a "playdate", only to hear they "disciplined" him with a PRONG COLLAR, stuffed him once again in a room, and did not take him outside to be relieved. Unbelievable. He was whining the entire way home and wouldn't let me pet him. (He would veer away from my hand, and I finally was able to scratch under his chin where he likes it and he did NOT want it). I cannot imagine the pain he must have gone through. I must also note that although the hours claim to begin at 6AM, good luck even finding someone even at 7AM. Good luck. And when you do find someone yourself (!), don't be surprised that it is a part-time teenager that knows NOTHING about working with an animal, let alone a canine.

I'm sorry I had ever taken my dog here.

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I am disappointed in this facility. I had been trusting this business for over a year with my dog and he was coming home injured, thirsty, and worst of all, unrelieved. It is sad to think that I have subjected my pet to this abuse. Worst of all, the "trainers" would stuff him in a room. What am I paying for? I am paying for him to be socialized. This will never happen when he is in a room by himself.

The list goes on and on. He caught kennel cough here. This is the only place I had take my dog as my schedule is limited, and all the other dogs had it. When he got better (vet checked to make sure), I stupidly took him back for a "playdate", only to hear they "disciplined" him with a PRONG COLLAR, stuffed him once again in a room, and did not take him outside to be relieved. Unbelievable. He was whining the entire way home and wouldn't let me pet him. (He would veer away from my hand, and I finally was able to scratch under his chin where he likes it and he did NOT want it). I cannot imagine the pain he must have gone through. I must also note that although the hours claim to begin at 6AM, good luck even finding someone even at 7AM. Good luck. And when you do find someone yourself (!), don't be surprised that it is a part-time teenager that knows NOTHING about working with an animal, let alone a canine.

I'm sorry I had ever taken my dog here.

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If you want something fun to do with your dog, want to train for competition, or just want basic manners, this training facility is the place.

There is also dog boarding and day care and tons of expertise in every facet of ""doggie-ness.""

It's clean, well-maintained, well staffed, and a real asset to the dog community in Grand Rapids.

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If you want something fun to do with your dog, want to train for competition, or just want basic manners, this training facility is the place.

There is also dog boarding and day care and tons of expertise in every facet of ""doggie-ness.""

It's clean, well-maintained, well staffed, and a real asset to the dog community in Grand Rapids.

Message from Well Mannered Dog Center The

Kathryn decided to open The Well-Mannered Dog Center as an extension of her passion for dogs and as a second career after being bored in retirement. Having trained, shown and competed with dogs for several decades, Kathryn brought her vision of a center with space for dog day care, grooming, boarding, socialization, training and competition to the Grand Rapids area. She says, β??Dog people love to talk dog β?? Iβ??m looking to put dog people together.β? Kathryn is a professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.

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Dog Daycare When you are away from home, do you often worry about your canine companion alone waiting for you and wish there was a dog daycare facility where they could receive some attention and healthy activity? At The Well-Mannered Dog Center of Grand Rapids, our dog daycare staff members are ready to tire out your pet so you donβ??t have to. Our staff of canine professionals knows that dogs are social critters who crave interaction with people and other pets. At our dog daycare, canine play groups are matched to size and personality. Seventy-five clean and safe kennels provide feeding space and quiet rest time in between rollicking play periods in our large indoor and outdoor areas under the watchful eyes of our staff. We screen all prospective four-legged clients to ensure that they can get along with other dogs. We insist that dogs be spayed or neutered, current on their vaccinations, and on regular flea and tick maintenance programs. Pets found to be ill or with fleas will be quarantined and held for the day at an additional charge. Classes Beginning obedience dog classes are geared to our clients that want more control and a stronger team work bond with their companion canines. Our goal is to enable our client to handle their dogs in all situations, indoor and outdoor, with confidence. Obedience dog classes are an excellent beginning step for having a well mannered dog and can serve as ground work towards advanced performance AKC and UKC competition dog classes. At The Well Mannered Dog of Grand Rapids, our obedience dog classes refine the control behaviors to a faithful level of execution. Beginning obedience dog classes are offered only in a group setting because we know that a group class will yield the best results as it provides the distractions of the other clients and their companions. Agility Dog Class provides a positive approach to agility training. Control and accuracy will be emphasized while introducing you and your dog to AKC and International Style obstacles. The Well Mannered Dog Freestyle Dog Classes combines tricks and basic dog obedience to form a musical routine YOU and your DOG perform together. Big or small, formal obedience skills or not, all dogs can do this! Freestyle is great exercise and fun for both you and your canine partner. Whether you just want to have fun in your own living room, entertain at a local nursing home or get out and compete, Freestyle Dog Classes are a great way to build a wonderful relationship with your dog with a focus on FUN, FUN, FUN!

 

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