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About Pup Culture

When you drop Fido off with us, you can rest assured that he is being cared for by some of the best in the business. With a combined 30 years of dog daycare experience – as well as their own four-legged adventures, our staff brings with them a wealth of dog-related knowledge.

Sue- owner, obedience trainer, daycare provider

Sue

Q: What kind of dog/dogs do you currently own, and what have you owned in the past?

A: I currently have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Rodney, a Terrier mix named Boo-Boo, and a Pom-Chi named Raven. I also have a part-time Golden Retriever named Travis.

I started with a Schnauzer, and then I had a mixed breed, two Irish Wolfhounds, a Labrador Retriever and a Portuguese Water Dog.

Q: What got you into the doghouse – er…. dog business?

A: A high-school graduation gift in the form of a Schnauzer! I was either going to train him or turn him into a wall hanging!

Q: What was your first job in the business?

A:  My first gig was actually a volunteer position a local training club.

Q:  How long have you been working with dogs?

A:  Let me put it to you this way… I started off training the dogs that followed the covered wagons!

Q: What are some of the most interesting dog training experiences you’ve had?

A: I once had a client who wanted me to train her dog to like her better than her husband.

And I had another male client who decided to get his dog neutered when he realized that his dog was going to be more well endowed than he was! And he had a Chihuahua! (Just kidding!)

Q: Can you ever see yourself doing anything else?

A:  Well, unless I’m lying on my own private beach with a Mai Tai, I guess I’ll keep training dogs. Seriously, though I have worked in other fields, but I’ve always gone back to the dogs.

Q: What else do you want people to know about you?

A:  I don’t favor one breed over another. I’ve owned everything from a 200 lb. dog to 4.5 lb. dog, and everything in between. Oh, and to relieve stress, I climb walls.  Rock walls, that is!

Rebecca – daycare provider and obedience trainer

Q: What kind of dog/dogs do you have now, and did you have dogs growing up?

A: I currently have two Golden Retrievers  – Stella and Ruby – and a Golden/Chow mix named Macy. Growing up, we had all different kinds of mixed breed dogs, but my first dog was a Golden… I guess I’m partial to them!

Q: What got you interested in working with dogs?

A: I have always had a big interest in training dogs.  So when the opportunity came up to take a job at a doggy daycare, I knew it would be a perfect fit.

Q: Are you involved in any dog-related hobbies outside of work?

A: I have done some type of formal training with all my dogs.  However, when I rescued my chow/golden mix Macy, she had loads of energy.  I knew I needed to channel it into something positive, and that lead me to agility training.  I have developed a great love for the sport, and I now compete with Macy and my younger golden Ruby.  I have also done some Rally Obedience competition with both of my older Goldens- Stella and Macy.  I also just got into Dock Diving.  My young golden, Ruby, loves the water, and she has a blast doing it!  All of these dog sports have given me the opportunity to explore my passion for training, and in turn, have given me a deeper bond with all my dogs.

Q: How long have you been in the dog business?

A: It’s been over 11 years now, and I still love telling people that I get paid to play with dogs all day!

Doreen – daycare provider

Q: What kind of dog/dogs do you currently own, and what have you owned in the past?

A: Right now, I have a husky/lab mix named Bailey who is nine. I also have a six-year-old Boxer named Cheyenne and a year-old Boxer named Bruin. In the past, I’ve had a Min Pin, a Bichon mix, a Chihuahua mix, and a Doberman.

Q: What got you interested in working in the dog business?

A: When I lost my job in photofinishing, I decided that it was time for a change. My own dogs had always gone to daycare, and I thought it would be fun to work with them… in a place where the customers always had fun!

Q: How long ago was it that your career really went to the dogs?

A: Five years ago. I’ve worked at Pup Culture the whole time.

Q: When did you start really working with and training your own dogs?

A: I have always enjoyed the being with my dogs, but it wasn’t until Bailey was six months that I got into obedience training.
We also learned tricks in the class, and I realized that I could keep training my dogs and compete in dog sports. I found that I bonded more with my dogs when we had more things to do together.
I also train and compete in Obedience and Agility with Cheyenne – Lobo had to retire due to some health problems.

 

Contact
2835 Orchard Lake Road
Keego Harbor, Michigan 48230
248-706-3301

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