Kelly's Training & Doggie Dycr

★★★★☆
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818-985-4800

5224 Vineland Ave

North Hollywood, CA

91601

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I found Kelly's Doggie Daycare online and after my own research and speaking with Kelly, the owner, I decided to check it out for my dog, Coco. Well, I was impressed by the professionalism and the knowledge Kelly has, as she is a dog trainer as well, and loved touring the facility. Coco was evaluated (and I think I was too! lol) and we both passed with flying colors. It has now been nearly 6 months and I am thrilled with my dog's interaction with the other dogs and attention she gets! My dog LOVES going there and she even understands when I tell her she's going. I have also boarded Coco there on a few occasions and I trust Kelly and her staff without hesitation which is evidenced everytime I pick up Coco. She is so happy to be there and sometimes doesn't want to leave. What a great feeling! I want to say thank you to Kelly and Jamie and Ryan for their hard work and I appreciate all you do for all the dogs and all of us dog owners! Thank you again!

5
★★★★★

I found Kelly's Doggie Daycare online and after my own research and speaking with Kelly, the owner, I decided to check it out for my dog, Coco. Well, I was impressed by the professionalism and the knowledge Kelly has, as she is a dog trainer as well, and loved touring the facility. Coco was evaluated (and I think I was too! lol) and we both passed with flying colors. It has now been nearly 6 months and I am thrilled with my dog's interaction with the other dogs and attention she gets! My dog LOVES going there and she even understands when I tell her she's going. I have also boarded Coco there on a few occasions and I trust Kelly and her staff without hesitation which is evidenced everytime I pick up Coco. She is so happy to be there and sometimes doesn't want to leave. What a great feeling! I want to say thank you to Kelly and Jamie and Ryan for their hard work and I appreciate all you do for all the dogs and all of us dog owners! Thank you again!

Pros: friendly, knowledgeable, and professional staff

Cons: can't think of any!!

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My 4-month-old lab puppy had been using our 3-year-old lab as his personal chew toy from the day we brought him home. Everyone said to let it take its course. But after 2 months, it didn?t stop. I enrolled my puppy in a weekly training course (not Kelly's), and at the end of the first class I asked that trainer what I should do. I was amazed at her reply, "Send him to Kelly's for daycare." She explained that not only would our puppy get a lot of his energy out, but that Kelly's was unlike any other daycare in town. Dogs are placed in groups based on their size and needs, and supervised by a trainer. She said if my puppy learned to properly interact with other dogs, he would stop chewing on our other dog at home.

I spoke with Kelly on the phone and knew right away that I found someone who truly cares about dogs. She explained that she encourages positive experiences for the dogs with lots of praise and petting and discourages inappropriate behaviors with time-outs and loss of privileges. She had me bring my puppy in for an evaluation to make sure he didn't have any problems that would not allow him into daycare. Some people might be put-off by that, but it immediately reassured me that my puppy would be in good hands, not a place that will take any dog for an extra buck.

Kelly's was everything I hoped for and more! After only 2 half-day sessions, I started to notice a difference in our puppy at home. He's now able to play with our older dog, peacefully. Not only did Kelly work with my puppy while he was in daycare, she offered tips that would help me work with him at home. And remember, I'm actually paying for training somewhere else. If I could do it over again, I'd save the money I paid for my group lessons and would pay Kelly for a few private lessons.

As for pricing, I'm currently unemployed and found Kelly's rates to be extremely fair. Add in the fact that it's not just daycare, it's a school too, and it's a flat-out bargain.

5
★★★★★

My 4-month-old lab puppy had been using our 3-year-old lab as his personal chew toy from the day we brought him home. Everyone said to let it take its course. But after 2 months, it didn?t stop. I enrolled my puppy in a weekly training course (not Kelly's), and at the end of the first class I asked that trainer what I should do. I was amazed at her reply, "Send him to Kelly's for daycare." She explained that not only would our puppy get a lot of his energy out, but that Kelly's was unlike any other daycare in town. Dogs are placed in groups based on their size and needs, and supervised by a trainer. She said if my puppy learned to properly interact with other dogs, he would stop chewing on our other dog at home.

I spoke with Kelly on the phone and knew right away that I found someone who truly cares about dogs. She explained that she encourages positive experiences for the dogs with lots of praise and petting and discourages inappropriate behaviors with time-outs and loss of privileges. She had me bring my puppy in for an evaluation to make sure he didn't have any problems that would not allow him into daycare. Some people might be put-off by that, but it immediately reassured me that my puppy would be in good hands, not a place that will take any dog for an extra buck.

Kelly's was everything I hoped for and more! After only 2 half-day sessions, I started to notice a difference in our puppy at home. He's now able to play with our older dog, peacefully. Not only did Kelly work with my puppy while he was in daycare, she offered tips that would help me work with him at home. And remember, I'm actually paying for training somewhere else. If I could do it over again, I'd save the money I paid for my group lessons and would pay Kelly for a few private lessons.

As for pricing, I'm currently unemployed and found Kelly's rates to be extremely fair. Add in the fact that it's not just daycare, it's a school too, and it's a flat-out bargain.

Pros: Small playgroups, Trainer on-site

Cons: None

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Kelly has rules, as do all good businesses, and the dogs benefit from this. Dogs that are boarding are waiting for their dinner, as are the dogs that will go home. Picking up your dog on time really helps maintain the zen like atmosphere at Kelly's. The dog caregivers do not use food, treats, or toys because those items can cause tension among dogs.
All the dogs are brushed, petted, run with and loved equally by Kelly and her dog caregivers. This is very evident when dogs greet these caregivers when you drop your dog off. Staff separate the dogs by size and personality, so they are safe and relaxed. Kelly only employs dog caregivers that are low key to maintain the calm atmosphere important for their safety.
Attending doggy daycare should be done regularly, not sporatically, to gain the full benefit of the experience. Kelly's is one of the best presents you will ever give your dog.

5
★★★★★

Kelly has rules, as do all good businesses, and the dogs benefit from this. Dogs that are boarding are waiting for their dinner, as are the dogs that will go home. Picking up your dog on time really helps maintain the zen like atmosphere at Kelly's. The dog caregivers do not use food, treats, or toys because those items can cause tension among dogs.
All the dogs are brushed, petted, run with and loved equally by Kelly and her dog caregivers. This is very evident when dogs greet these caregivers when you drop your dog off. Staff separate the dogs by size and personality, so they are safe and relaxed. Kelly only employs dog caregivers that are low key to maintain the calm atmosphere important for their safety.
Attending doggy daycare should be done regularly, not sporatically, to gain the full benefit of the experience. Kelly's is one of the best presents you will ever give your dog.

Pros: Professional Dog Trainer\Owner

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My dog, George, has been going to Kelly's since he was 4 months old for training, eventually some boarding and almost daily for daycare. Due to my schedule, when he was 14 months old he had not been to Kelly's for two weeks when I made him a reservation for boarding. I went a day ahead to pre-pay and one of the staff handed me the boarding form to complete and return when I dropped George off for his vacation. That night at 10 pm I got out the form and George got up to see what I was doing. He smelled the edge of the form and started wagging his tail and looking at me intently. I acknowledged it was from Kelly's and he ran to the front door. For the next hour he methodically would nose the form and run to the door, sit, stare at me (demonstraighting he can focus), lie down, sit up, spin right spin left, run his imaginary obstacle course, just some of the things he has learned at Kelly's trying to impress me so his reward would be a trip to Kelly's. I told him he would go tomorrow- which of course he did not understand. Finally, I had to say 'No Kelly's', which hurt us both deeply. lol So here is proof that a dog has a great sense of smell, does not know what time it is, and LOVES Kelly's.

5
★★★★★

My dog, George, has been going to Kelly's since he was 4 months old for training, eventually some boarding and almost daily for daycare. Due to my schedule, when he was 14 months old he had not been to Kelly's for two weeks when I made him a reservation for boarding. I went a day ahead to pre-pay and one of the staff handed me the boarding form to complete and return when I dropped George off for his vacation. That night at 10 pm I got out the form and George got up to see what I was doing. He smelled the edge of the form and started wagging his tail and looking at me intently. I acknowledged it was from Kelly's and he ran to the front door. For the next hour he methodically would nose the form and run to the door, sit, stare at me (demonstraighting he can focus), lie down, sit up, spin right spin left, run his imaginary obstacle course, just some of the things he has learned at Kelly's trying to impress me so his reward would be a trip to Kelly's. I told him he would go tomorrow- which of course he did not understand. Finally, I had to say 'No Kelly's', which hurt us both deeply. lol So here is proof that a dog has a great sense of smell, does not know what time it is, and LOVES Kelly's.

Pros: Expert Dog Trainer

Cons: It is only for dogs

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If you think that your dog is going to get "trained" here while attending doggy day care, think again. The staff (consisting of like 3 people including Kelly) are not "authorized" to [get this] TOUCH, PLAY, TALK OR TRAIN THE DOGS. What!? You ask? Go ahead, ask them. They will tell you just that. Yes, I did say "touch". They do not pet your dog, it's not part of Kelly's training protocol, unless you PAY her for this, of course.

Which leads me to my next issue. The pricing here is absolutely, positively, confusing, advantageous (to them), extremely unreasonable and they give you NO SLACK whatsoever. If you are 30 seconds late, you pay the next hour, or 15 minutes, or fraction thereof, or second thereof. It's just annoying.

Kelly wants you to call the night before to tell her you will be dropping off your dog the next day, and she needs an exact time too, thank you. This is totally inconvenient especially if you don't have a set schedule in your day and are on call most of the time.

But the worst part is the fact that no-one ever interacts with your dog. How sad is that? You might as well leave them in your own back yard.

2
★★☆☆☆

If you think that your dog is going to get "trained" here while attending doggy day care, think again. The staff (consisting of like 3 people including Kelly) are not "authorized" to [get this] TOUCH, PLAY, TALK OR TRAIN THE DOGS. What!? You ask? Go ahead, ask them. They will tell you just that. Yes, I did say "touch". They do not pet your dog, it's not part of Kelly's training protocol, unless you PAY her for this, of course.

Which leads me to my next issue. The pricing here is absolutely, positively, confusing, advantageous (to them), extremely unreasonable and they give you NO SLACK whatsoever. If you are 30 seconds late, you pay the next hour, or 15 minutes, or fraction thereof, or second thereof. It's just annoying.

Kelly wants you to call the night before to tell her you will be dropping off your dog the next day, and she needs an exact time too, thank you. This is totally inconvenient especially if you don't have a set schedule in your day and are on call most of the time.

But the worst part is the fact that no-one ever interacts with your dog. How sad is that? You might as well leave them in your own back yard.

Pros: Probably one of the only "yards" in doggy day care here in the valley

Cons: They are not allowed to touch, play or interact with your dog.

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My dog loved it here. I was not so happy. Kelly is not willing to bend her strict rules and will charge you if you are slightly late. She is a good trainer and LOVES the dogs. She screens very meticulously and I never feared for my dog's safety. HOwever, there were several occasions when I would have appreciated some flexibility in schedule and would have continued to go if she had been a little more accomodating.

3
★★★☆☆

My dog loved it here. I was not so happy. Kelly is not willing to bend her strict rules and will charge you if you are slightly late. She is a good trainer and LOVES the dogs. She screens very meticulously and I never feared for my dog's safety. HOwever, there were several occasions when I would have appreciated some flexibility in schedule and would have continued to go if she had been a little more accomodating.

Pros: Loving, safe, clean atmosphere

Cons: Service is below standard, Too rigid

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