My Mother has been taking her dog to LDDC for a year (or more) and consistently speaks highly of the experience and the HIGH quality of service. I know that you have been available to help her when needed due to unexpected matters and, because I'm not close by to help her at times, I DEEPLY appreciate the willingness to go out of your way to do so.
I realize that words are inadequate to express the appreciation for LDDC, but please accept a big WOOF!-WOOF!-WOOF! (dog for "THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!).
Carol Thill of Lucky Dog Day Camp understands dogs! She is welcoming and not judgmental of the "less than" well behaved canine.
Our shepherd, Queenie, came to us at age 1 with minimal social skills, and major dominance as her approach. With time, patience, exposure, muzzle and squirt bottle, Queenie has become a social and responsible member of the pack.
Carol was willing to allow Queenie to long camp days to learn how to behave, slowly, calmly, reward and consequence. Queenie is now trustworthy and safe with all dogs. She knows how to greet properly and return the favor. She can go to a dog park, other dogs can come into our yard. Carol, at Lucky Dog Day Camp immersed Queenie.
Lucky Dog Day Camp is a happy and safe place for dogs. Lessons are learned, behavior modified and always kindness from Carol.
Lucky Dogs go to Day Camp with Carol!
The day we met Carol from Lucky Dog Day Camp.... the life of our dog, Ruby, changed forever.
We have a dog who suffers from aggressive fear of other people. She is a beautiful dog. She is smart and very eager to learn and please. My two daughters and I volunteer our time and walk dogs at a local animal shelter. Ruby, our dog, was given up by her previous owners one day several years ago. Ruby was curled up in a scared little ball at the back of the kennel where she had been placed just shy of a week. I knew inside (just by seeing her ) that somehow Ruby was destined to become ours. We started by fostering her for a week. The rest is history now. Ruby has a forever home. However, Ruby carried much baggage from her past and we were not sure how to help her.
Ruby would go " ballistic " around other people as we tried in vain to walk and exercise her. She was afraid of people and would bark aggressively at others as we passed them by. People were afraid of her and would not approach us. This became such a problem that we resorted to walking Ruby with nobody around. I knew this was not good for her and would not help her develop the needed social dog/people skills that she so needed. Ruby needed to gain self-confidence. I needed to see this and gain confidence in her as well.
I would drive past Lucky Dog Day Camp on the days when I was headed into work. I never realized what metamorphosis would happen for our Ruby until that day when we met Carol. By chance, a neighbor who knew our situation with Ruby, suggested we check out Luck Dog Day Camp.
Carol is one of the greatest dog lovers I have ever met in my life. We love all animals in our family and house many cats as well as Ruby. Meeting Carol changed Ruby's life. Carol has shown us so many wonderful dog skills to help Ruby. Carol loves Ruby. You cannot hide what you feel for any animal. Carol loves and knows dogs like no one I have ever met before. Over the past year, Carol has come to know Ruby. Ruby began going to Lucky Dog Day Camp about once a week. Some times she would go twice a week. I had to see with my eyes to believe the changes. Ruby has gained self-confidence around other dogs. Ruby has shown patience in learning this new " track of behavior " that is expected of her. Ruby is excited to go to Lucky Dog Day Camp. She knows the night before when we take her dog crate outside before it is loaded into the car. I have only the highest praise for our experiences with Lucky Dog Day Camp.
I am a believer in Ruby. I am a believer in positive change. I am a FOLLOWER of Carol. I am a MEMBER of the LUCKY DOG DAY CAMP. I have a LUCKY DOG named Ruby whose life has forever changed for the positive.
Do YOU have a LUCKY DOG? Come meet Carol and see for yourself. You will NOT be disappointed.
I started bringing my young labrador, Ben, to Lucky Dog when he was just a pup. He had all his shots and he was ready to go to camp and get socialized. He absolutely loved it there from day one! Carol is very professional and takes excellent care of all the dogs. One of the things I love about Lucky Dog is the fact that Carol obviously really has fun with the dogs and cares about each and every one of them. The Lucky Dog facility is extremely clean and well organized. Ben loves to play in the outside pool in the summer!
It's so fun to see all the different breeds and sizes of dogs and how they all get along so well; Carol does a great job as packleader! I am extremely picky about who gets to take care of my dogs and I would highly recommend (and have!) Lucky Dog to any of my friends. I'm looking forward to bringing my new Jack Russell puppy, Greta, to Lucky Dog starting next week!
It has been our (Tillie Magoo, Jack Russell and her Mom, Leslie) pleasure to get to know Carol, owner and Alpha Resident @ Lucky Dog Day Camp where Tillie and many friends have the opportunity to interact, socialize and generally have a great time on a daily basis. It's clean, bright, cheery, structured and yes!! Carol speaks "Dog" well.
The dogs like and respect her and look forward to their play-dates @ The Camp!! When I tell Tillie she's going to see Carol and the other dogs, her whole body wags!!Best advertisement ever!!
Shortly after adopting Ashes from the Flathead County Animal Shelter, I realized that she had so much energy that I needed to provide her with activity while I was at work. So I started bringing Ashes to Lucky Dog Day Camp. I was immediately impressed with Carol's knowledge, experience and love for dogs. It was also important to me that Ashes not be contained in a kennel, so I love the fact that the dogs are together and encouraged to play with each other.
After Ashes attended day camp for the first time, I noticed how much calmer and tired she was in the evening. Within a few short weeks, Ashes had learned boundaries and become much more responsive to me; due to the work Carol had done with her at day camp...it was like having my own personal dog trainer! Ashes continues to go to day camp and I know she still enjoys it by the way she gets excited when we drive up…I can hardly get her out of the car quick enough!
I also enjoy talking with and learning from Carol. She has given me many great training tips that have help turn my Ashes into a great, well-behaved dog…well most of the time; we still have a few things we're working
Our dog, Macey, has gone to Lucky Dog Day Camp since she was a puppy first being socialized. She is now four and loves going to day camp three days a week. The dogs are in one big play area, which means Macey knows how to play with all sizes of dogs. There are couches, chairs, and dog beds for dogs to climb on and snooze on. There is also the outdoor area where the dogs can get fresh air and they have time to play outside. It is fun to see pictures and videos of the dogs at rest and play that Carol posts on Facebook.
I also appreciate the fact that Carol has been wonderful in helping me deal with issues such as confidence and anxiety levels with Macey.
Carol takes excellent care of all the dogs and you can tell that she loves them. I feel totally comfortable leaving Macey in her care while I'm at work.
We've been sending Jack to LDDC for a little over three years--it's the highlight of his week! Sometimes he gets dropped off on a regular basis and other times there are gaps between his visits, but each time he goes, it's as if he never left! Carol is so wonderful to work with and words can't convey how much it means that we have a place to leave Jack that is his home away from home and we can feel confident that he is being taken care of and treated just as well as he is when he is with us.
My wife and I have enjoyed watching our dog Barleybear grow out of his puppy stage and into an adult dog at Lucky Dog Day Camp. He was raised in a pen before we adopted him, and as a result, he was very shy and untrusting of other dogs – he avoided any dogs larger than him. At Lucky Dog as "dog school", Barley learned how to interact and play appropriately with other dogs AND he became more confident and adventurous around our home. Now he has the best play bow in the business! Carol has done a great job in creating an atmosphere where dogs can get out their energy with clear expectations on how to play appropriately. I can highly recommend Lucky Dog Daycare to anyone who wants a playful, interactive environment for – and loves - their dog.
My vet recommended I enroll my pup in day camp to improve his social skills. He goes 2-3 times each week and absolutely loves it. It's obvious he adores Carol, so I feel really good about leaving him in her care. He gets exercise, play time, occasional tooth and fur brushing – Lucky Dog is wonderful!