Northwest Dog Retreat
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4 years in business
7 hires on Thumbtack
Carol at Northwest Dog Retreat is truly exceptional. I adopted a small dog from an animal shelter and was extremely overwhelmed in the beginning when I first began to discover some of his behavioral issues. As a first time dog owner, I was unsure how to deal with his fears and also my own. I knew I was not equipped to train a dog with fears and aggressions on my own and I was thankful to have been able to find Carol at Northwest Dog Retreat. Carol really took the time to listen to me and my concerns, and with her knowledge, help and guidance, Bruno has totally turned around and is more outgoing and expressive than ever. She is caring, intuitive and truly has a special way with animals. She has given me tools, tips and support through out the process and I am so grateful to have met her! Not only does she help with behavioral training in her own home and well as public arenas, she has boarding and the retreat location is beautiful! Plenty of space for dogs to run and play and enjoy. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. Her true passion sets her apart from the others. Thank you Carol!May 6, 2016Verified
I can think of no one better to trust my family with when I need to be away. The "kids" are always happy to come to NW Dog Retreat. The text photos that are sent to me to let me know they are well cared for and happy. Makes the time away a lot less stressful! Thanks Carol and Pat!Oct 1, 2015
Friendly, Courteous, Accommodating. Very Clean, Spacious Kennels & Great open space for socializing. Being new to the area & having a large dog with anxiety made it difficult to leave town overnyte. The care he received must have been excellent as his 2nd visit he walked away with Carole & didn't even look back at me ! We will never use another service unless they turn us away (Laughing).Sep 30, 2015
Our dog has separation anxiety. She did so well here. Thank you for taking care of her and playing and loving on her while we were gone. We will gladly come back when we need lodging again.Sep 29, 2015
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I keep it simple: $30/night for the first dog, $25 for additional dogs. 10% off for 7 nights or more. This includes everything needed for boarding. The only additional charge is if training is needed, which is quoted on a case by case basis, but typically adds $20/ night when added to boarding, or $50/ hour for private lessons.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I'm currently taking additional dog training classes and will be a certified dog trainer at the end of this summer (2015). I originally started the classes just to help me understand dogs even better when I decided to open the kennel, but was reminded how much I enjoy training them and decided to add training to my services. I will continue to take advantage of classes, workshops, and seminars to stay on top of emerging methods and philosophies, and keep my skills sharp.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I like to be creative and find ways to make my work more efficient and fun. I found this doesn't really work well within the confines of the corporate world and have looked for ways to work for myself. Playing with dogs is a great fit!