2021 – the Year in Review
As 2021 comes to a close…
Dear Pet Parents,
As 2021 comes to a close I would like to highlight a few of the things that I am especially proud of this year. It takes a dedicated team to execute on our promises and I am very fortunate to work with people that are thirsty for knowledge and passionate about what they do. Nothing brings me more joy than investing in a better future and this year has been about learning and growth. I wish you all a fantastic new year and am looking forward to what 2022 has to offer.
In addition to hands on training, all employees of Luckydog are required to complete a professional online program to give them the base skill set to be a safe and effective dog handler. This year we upped our commitment and are now offering the Karen Pryor Foundations Course to employees who have demonstrated a desire to further their education in this field. This course helps to hone observation and clicker skills, shape new behaviors, and develop a new level of partnership with the dogs in our care. To date, 3 members of our team have completed the course with an additional team member mid-course.
Click below to learn more: https://karenpryoracademy.com/about/
If your pup isn’t enrolled in Enrichment Club, they should be. Why?
Enrichment club service provides more than fun games and cute photos; it is an excellent way to provide a break from the physical exercise experienced in the daycare group while opening an opportunity for mental stimulation.
Regular, varied enrichment in a multitude of environments can help reduce overall stress in your canine companion, can help build problem solving skills and provide a foundation of confidence essential for successfully navigating their everyday life in a human world.
Our enrichment service in particular has helped many pups build lasting relationships with staff members built on trust and bonding through personalized play & learning opportunities.
Click below to learn more about the perks of club membership: https://luckydogcare.com/enrichment-club/
To sign up you can email us at or tell us in person next time you’re in!
Small Group Socialization
We know that a higher volume daycare environment is not the best fit for every dog. We also know that some pups need smaller steps, extra guidance and more time to feel confident, comfortable and outgoing with other dogs.
We designed our small group socials to do just that; tailored to dogs with minimal, or delayed, socialization history who have the potential to become playful and confident. Guided by our certified dog trainer, each dog’s body language is monitored throughout the session, assessing stress levels and social skills while moving at a pace that allows each dog to feel comfortable in the environment. With no more than 6 dogs at a time, this is an excellent stepping stone for those who are not ready for the larger daycare play groups.
Click below to learn more: https://luckydogcare.com/board-and-train-dog-eugene-springfield-oregon/
Are you a new puppy parent and not sure where to begin or how to navigate through the endless information of how to raise one?
Our Lucky Puppy Preschool will help start you and your puppy off on the right foot, teaching both you and your new addition how to effectively communicate with each other.
Your puppy’s first several weeks home are an essential time to start early socialization, building positive experiences with new environments to create a confident canine companion. This program focuses on facilitating appropriate play and early socialization with other young, healthy puppies, all while your puppy learns a variety of essential skills & behaviors to successfully navigate their everyday life with you into adulthood.
Click below to learn more: https://luckydogcare.com/puppy-training-classes-eugene-springfield/
Run by our certified trainer, our canine academy is based on building a strong foundation of two-way communication and understanding between humans and their canine companions. Utilizing positive reinforcement methods, we’ll dive into the reason why you may be seeing undesirable behaviors from your four-legged friend, how we can teach them more acceptable, alternative behaviors, and enrichment opportunities we can add into their daily routines that will help meet your dog’s needs to create a more behaviorally sound pup.
From brushing up on household manners & learning foundational skills to working through reactivity or fearful/anxious behaviors, we can customize a training plan to suit you and your dog’s needs, strengthening your relationship along the way.
Click below to learn more: https://luckydogcare.com/dog-training-eugene-springfield-oregon/
Did you know that regular grooming visits can build your dog’s confidence and set them up for success? Luckydog is fortunate to have two of the most skilled groomers in the area. They have nearly 2 decades of experience between them and pride themselves on quality work and a positive experience for your pup. Reservations fill up quickly and standing appointments are highly recommended.
Click below to learn more: https://luckydogcare.com/dog-grooming-eugene-and-springfield/
Featured Employee – Jennifer Colasanti
Jennifer joined the Luckydog team in 2020. She arrived with 2 years dog handling experience and hit the ground running. She has been an excellent employee, expanding her knowledge base and mentoring others. She completed the Karen Pryor Foundations course and has been promoted to team lead. She works closely with our certified trainer, Stacey, to effectively execute our enrichment activities and helps to train new employees on all things Luckydog. We are lucky to have her as part of our team.
Reader’s Choice Best of 2021
Nothing is more rewarding than having my team recognized for their hard work and dedication. We are grateful to everyone who voted for us. This is the third year in a row that we have received this award and it means a lot. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Luxury is what we do and Mr. Bubbles has set the bar high! Recently, our private Luxury Suites all received new custom pillow covers. They are high quality, durable, and super soft and comfy. The VIP Suite has all new bedding, a new extra large club chair, and all Luxury Suites and the VIP now have amazingly soft faux chinchilla rugs!
We have also added a new suite to our offerings – the Open Luxury Suite! At 5′ x 10′, the Open Lux is our second largest suite and comes with a giant elevated bed with orthopedic topper, elevated bowls, and a 3′ x 5′ faux chinchilla rug. This suite is perfect for the spoiled pup who wants all of the add-ons of a Private Luxury Suite but with an open feel and view of their friends. Please be sure to reserve as far in advance as possible as our Luxury Suites book up fast!
Click below to learn more: https://luckydogcare.com/dog-boarding/
You can book directly from our Luckydog App! If you haven’t already, download it today!
Premium Food, Games, & Toys
I have spent a lot of hours in the last 3+ years researching items that we can offer to help improve the quality of life for your dogs. We carry enrichment games for mental stimulation, toys for entertainment, and a high quality food line for the health of your pup. To ensure my choices were sound, I partnered with a board certified veterinary nutritionist to help me navigate the sea of options. Open Farm was the result: https://openfarmpet.com/dog-food/.
To read Dr. Lindsey Bullen’s thoughts on Open Farm, DCM (grain-free vs. grain), and raw, please click the link below: https://luckydogcare.com/raw-food/
Come into the lobby today and treat your pup!
Below are a few friendly reminders:
Pick Up & Drop Off Times – Pick up and drop off windows are 6:45-9am and 4-6pm. If you need to request a time outside of these windows please text us (541-279-2679). We will do our best to accommodate requests but are not always able to do so. Thank you for your understanding.
Medication – Please bring medications in the prescription bottle. The label must be legible and the meds must be non-expired.
Lodging check in times – We require morning checking for all lodging dogs (unless pre-approved by management). As a full day of play sets the stage for a good night sleep.
Staff Tips – My team is very appreciative of any and all gratuities. If you would like to set up a fixed amount in your profile (i.e. 20% at check out) please let us know. We can set that up for you. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Luckydog App – a great way to upload vaccine records, book appointments, upgrade existing reservations, watch your dogs play in group, and more! If you haven’t downloaded it yet you are missing out!
Guidelines and Policies – For information on cancellation policies and more please review our guidelines and policies: https://luckydogcare.com/guidelines-policies/
Happy New Year!
2 thoughts on “2021 – the Year in Review”
Awesome end of the year wrap up! Looking forward to more fun in 2022 🎉🐾🐾
Awesome! You met your goal! What a great read. We do appreciate you all!