Happy Hounds News
February 2018

First and foremost, we're very excited to be announcing our new relationship with  K9 Turbo Training ! As of now, they will be offering three 6 week classes, Basic Manners, Puppy Manners & Tricks on site at Happy Hounds. Get your calendars ready! It's time to dust off that old treat pouch and brush up on some extra skills. Your pooch will enjoy the mental stimulation, while you enjoy the bonding time with your favorite furchild. For more info, keep scrolling!

It's that time of year again, our third annual Valentine's Day party is quickly approaching. Due to the PAW-pularity of this event, the love fest will now be held on two separate days,  Wednesday, February 14th and again on Thursday, February 15th!!  Be sure to reserve a spot as they will book up quickly. If your pooch has a standing reservation for daycare on either Wednesdays or Thursdays, you will not need to reserve for the party as your pup is already on the roster. Please do not book daycare for both days of daycare as we'd like to assure enough spots for all the pups wanting to attend. Like the previous years, the puppers will be paired up with one of their favorite friends and dine on gluten-free pasta with a dab of pureed pumpkin while posing for cute pictures. Our parties the last three years were a huge success. We had a blast and were extremely pleased with all the pleasant feedback from parents. If you plan on bringing your pooch to the party, please leave their lunch snack at home. 

As a reminder, lobby doors are locked between the hours of 10am and 2pm on weekdays. We do not schedule or allow any traffic during those hours. We do lock the lobby promptly at 10am so the pups are able to have free-roam. This is strictly for the benefit of the pack, because by 10am, everyone is ready to start their day of play! Keep in mind, from the hours of 7am-10am, they're segregated between the upstairs and downstairs, with limited access to the yard and rest of the facility. If it's nearing 10am and you're running behind, please call to cancel or reschedule.


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Save the dates!
Happy Hounds annual Valentine's Party will be another TWO day event held
Wednesday, February 14th AND 
Thursday, February 15th!

Due to the PAW-pularity of the Valentine's party, we will be holding two separate days. Please only reserve for one of those optional days as we want to make sure we have room for everyone to attend. 

Be sure to reserve your spot for your Lady or Tramp to take part in a special spaghetti date early as spots are limited.
Happy Hounds celebrates our dog birthdays every third Monday of the month! 
Our February  cake will be served up on
Monday, February 19th!

That's right, Maddie. It's your time to shine. Work that camera!
Quick Links
Make a Reservation!
Call Happy Hounds anytime!
We're happy to announce our new partnership with
K9 Turbo Training!

They will be offering:

-Basic Manners

-Puppy Manners


For more information,
visit K9 Turbo Training's Website
If you're interested in getting your pooch groomed, trimmed, bathed or even a quick mani/pedi, let Happy Hounds know when you book your pooch for Daycare or Boarding! After all, the only thing better than a tired pooch is a clean one!!

You may also set up an appointment through our website. Visit our
K9 Turbo Training At Happy Hounds

We're beyond excited to announce a new trainer at Happy Hounds! 
K9 Turbo Training will be running THREE 6 week classes; Basic Manners, Puppy Manners & Tricks!

Class Schedule:

Tricks - $179
Thursdays, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Thursday, February 22- March 29. In this 6-week course dogs learning tricks such as Spin, Take a Bow, Touch, Wave Hello, stand on small objects! Class is held in Plymouth for dogs that work well around other dogs.

Register for Tricks - HERE!

Puppy Manners - $199
Sundays, 10am-11am

Sunday, Feb. 25 -April 1. This 6-week class for dogs 7 months and under. Class helps prepare your puppy for life in our busy and active world and covers everything from socialization and handling to teaching polite puppy manners. Class covers body language, crate training, potty training, biting/nipping, chewing, jumping & more! Behaviors Covered: sit, down, drop it, touch, come when called, basics of loose leash walking & aggression prevent.

Register for Puppy Manners - HERE!

Basic Manners - $179
Sundays, 11:15am-12:15pm

Sundays, Feb.25-April 1. This 6-week class for dogs 7 months and older. Behaviors Covered include sit, down, leave it, touch, come when called, loose leash walking as well as a few fun, useful tricks! If your dog has issues with aggression or barking/lunging at dogs on leash, please email K9 Turbo Training before registering.

Register for Basic Manners - HERE!



Meet The Trainer
Laura from K9 Turbo Training

Laura has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Michigan State University and we never see her without at least one book on Canine Ethology and Training in hand. Laura believes strongly in the intersection of training and science and has recently volunteered with the University of Michigan Conceptual Development Lab on a research study into whether dogs form emotional attachments to their toys.

Her training focuses on relationship building, effective communication, and the power of play. She has a passion for sharing her knowledge of canine behavior and helping dogs and humans live peacefully together.
Happy Hounds' Dog of the Month
Meet Abby & Piper

Abby, a toy poodle, and Piper, a toy fox terrier joined the Happy Hounds family in June 2015. At the time Abby was 3 years old and Piper was 6 years old. Normally we don't do two dogs in one go but let's be real, these two are a packaged deal. With an average weight of 6.5lbs, everything compared to these two is colossal but that doesn't stop them from sneaking out of the office safe zone and taking the long venture to the basement. Athletic and coordinated are two adjectives never used to describe these two, but that doesn't break their spirit. There's nothing that Abby & Piper love more than a good ol' game of fetch. Be prepared for laughs galore as they scramble to catch the ball, only to lose sight as it bounces all around. Piper typically can predict where it's going. Abby... on the other hand, is another story. That girl just spins and hops in circles, frantically trying to track the ball. They put their whole heart and soul into the game but they'll certainly never make varsity. I guess there's a lesson to be learned, the game should be about the love of the sport, not the love of winning. However, after a lost game of fetch, their favorite way to unwind and de-stress is with a supervised shredding party. Let me tell you, we've saved tons of man hours by ditching the paper shredder and putting these ladies to work.
Valentine's Party

First dates are pawkward. Sometimes you meet a perfect  gentleman or a lovely lady and sometimes, sometimes you meet someone who isn't afraid to be themselves. 

Our Valentine's dogs last year were no exception. Some of our pairs hit it off, others ditched on the check and some went to the bathroom and never returned, leaving their date to finish the meal. And of course, we had a few serial daters who were only in it for the food. We will be giving all of your pooches a chance for redemption... hopefully the fourth time is the charm! After three years, these pups better bring their A-game for the ladies and show us some proper doggy etiquette. Mark your calendars and make your pup a reservation for:
Wednesday, February 14th 
Thursday, February 15th! 
(Standing Clients for Wednesdays and Thursdays do not need to book. Your pups are already scheduled to attend the pawty)


All pups attending the party will be offered a small plate of gluten-free pasta with a dab of pureed pumpkin to share with one of their favorite furry friend. With all these scrumptious snacks, please leave lunches at home unless absolutely necessary. Some of the young, rowdy pups may still want to bring a small lunch.

Teddy & Georgia
^ Click still image for Video ^

To view last years pictures, 
visit our  Valentine's Album  on Flickr!

To reserve a spot, Click Here!
February Birthday Dogs
These wonderful Happy Hounds pups celebrate another joyous, fun loving, bone-chewing birthday!

AJ G. - 7 years - 2/1
Bruce V. - 6 years - 2/1
Maggie Y. - 11 years - 2/1
Opie J. - 2 years - 2/1
Ozzy T. - 4 years - 2/1
Pongo M. - 1 year - 2/1
Violet B. - 4 years - 2/1
Griswold R. - 5 years - 2/2
Gus H. - 5 years - 2/2
Kirby K. - 7 years - 2/2
Mabel R. - 3 years - 2/3
Otis S. - 9 years - 2/3
Sebastian C. - 6 years - 2/3
Bones S. - 10 years - 2/5
Buck D. - 8 years - 2/6
Mack H. - 10 years - 2/6
Bandit S. - 7 years - 2/8
Shiloh C. - 2 years - 2/8
Maggie S. - 4 years - 2/9
Fiona J. - 4 years - 2/14
Harley M. - 12 years - 2/14
Hurley L. - 1 year - 2/14
Ginger H. - 2 years - 2/15
Maddie B. - 3 years - 2/15
Plato E. - 13 years - 2/15
Rusty H. - 10 years - 2/15
Sophie G. - 2 years - 2/15
Pearl W. - 4 years - 2/20
Maisy B. - 8 years - 2/24
Tucker M. - 6 years - 2/26
Loki W. - 3 years - 2/28
Molly K. - 1 year - 2/28

Birt hday dog or not, bring your pup in on
Monday, February 19th  t o enjoy cake with their favorite pooch pals. 

Important Reminders
Please leave nylabones and rawhides at home. If packing a large bag of food, be sure to write the amount per feeding on the bag.

* Lobby doors are locked between 10am and 2pm on weekdays(Monday-Friday). We will not accept any arrivals or departures during those hours.

*  Dogs with expired vaccines will not be accepted for daycare or boarding. We require an  updated vaccination record 48 hours BEFORE he/she arrives.  If you are traveling abroad, we also will need a local contact in case of emergency.

*  Your dog MUST have a snap "quick release" collar for day care and boarding, with
no tags attached. This is important for your dogs safety.

* Please let us know at least 24 hours ahead of time for cancellations and reservations.

*  Be sure to inform us of any changes in contact information; phone numbers, email/home address, emergency contact, etc.

*  If a family member or friend is picking up your pooch from daycare or boarding, you must pre-pay your bill. If it's a last minute decision to have someone else pick your pup up, please give us a call with payment and let us know who we should be expecting.

We'd be more than happy to take any and all plastic bags off of your hands.
About Happy Hounds
This coming summer we will be celebrating 13 great years of cage-free, fun-loving service with our day care facilities and our overnight lodging. Our staff is dedicated to your dog's fun and well-being. Please visit us online to learn about our services. You can also watch our doggie webcams anytime.
Happy Hounds
673 South Main St.
Plymouth, Michigan 48170