Happy Hounds News
March 2018

Spring is just around the corner! That means everyone is rushing to get their last minute plans for Spring break. Though we do have plenty of availability for your furchild, please make sure to schedule in advance so we're able to plan accordingly for all the pups.

Our next class list for April - May has been announced! We'll be offering Basic Puppy, Basic Manners and Loose Leash/Impulse Control. Since every dog benefits from training, we'll also be offering a $50 off coupon to all pups who sign up for a class at Happy Hounds. Not only will this give you and your pooch something to bond over, but it will also help behaviors at daycare. Some pups just get so excited here and training them in their favorite place will help roll over commands as well as calming behaviors into this setting. For more details, keep scrolling!


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Save the date!
Happy Hounds celebrates our dog birthdays every third Monday of the month! 
Our March  cake will be served up on
Monday, March 19th!

There's more birthday snackies where that came from, Big Murph!
Quick Links
Training Info
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

-Loose Leash/Impulse Control

For detailed class information, visit our Training Page

For more information on the trainers,
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
Happy Hounds' Dog of the Month
Meet Riff Raff

Riff Raff joined the Happy Hounds in February 2017 at the age of two. Don't let this cute, sweet face fool you, he is NOT to be trusted to watch your sandwich. Sweet and innocent, yes but he'll steal candy from a baby if he had the opportunity. When the Sarah McLaughlin song ends and he stops begging for food, Riff Raff makes it a point to collect as many toys as possible. If he's not laying on his back, balancing one between his foot and mouth, he's probably just laying frozen among them, basking in his treasures.

As the day begins to come to a close and the Sarah McLaughlin song slowly fades in, Riff takes his spot, sitting as close as possible, just hoping his presence is enough to get the attention of the staff. When that doesn't work, the delicate paws to the leg or arm begin. Always with ears down, looking as sad and pathetic as possible. Tiny Tim, I mean Riff Raff, stares at you with eyes that bleed into your soul asking, "Please, Sir... can I have some more... Attention?"
Training Class For April/May
Our next class has been announced!

K9 Turbo Training will be running THREE 6 week classes; 
Basic Manners, Puppy Manners 
Loose Leash Walking/Impulse Control

Class Schedule:

Puppy Manners - $199
Thursday, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Thursdays, April 12th - May 17th. 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.

Basic Manners - $179
Sundays, 10am-11am

Sundays, April 22nd - May 27th. 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.

Loose Leash/Impulse Control - $179
Sundays, 11:15am-12:15pm

Sundays, April 22nd - May 27th. Class focuses on loose leash walking skills as well as teaches your dog the much some needed self control for when you're out and about (including practice in downtown Plymouth)! Topics covered: leave it, training through distractions, passing other animals and people on walks, and controlling themselves when they're excited. This 6-week class for non-reactive dogs of any age.

Register for a class, click HERE!



Don't forget to print the last page of our newsletter after signing up to class to redeem your coupon!

*Proof of class sign up is required to redeem
Poison Prevention Month
March is National Poison Awareness Month!

Keep your furry loved ones safe by pet proofing your home and knowing the signs of poisoning.
Top 10 Most Common Dog Poisons:
  1. Chocolate
  2. Mouse and Rat Poisons 
  3. Vitamins and Minerals 
  4. NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)
  5. Cardiac Medications 
  6. Cold and Allergy Medications 
  7. Antidepressants 
  8. Xylitol
  9. Acetaminophen 
  10. Caffeine Pills
Know the S igns of Poisoning:
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Drooling
  • Lack of appetite
  • Excessive thirst or urination
  • Nausea
  • Weakness or lethargy 

Signs of poisoning in dogs and cats can range tremendously based on the underlying poison. If you think your dog or cat has been poisoned, call your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline at 
800-213-6680 immediately for assistance! When it comes to poisoning, the sooner you treat your dog or cat, the better the outcome.

For more information, visit:
March Birthday Dogs
These wonderful Happy Hounds pups celebrate another joyous, fun loving, bone-chewing birthday!

Abby F. - 9 years - 3/1
Beauregard C. - 1 year - 3/1
Elvis L. - 8 years - 3/1
Gunner P. - 4 years - 3/1
Trooper U. - 9 years - 3/1
Daisy P. - 5 years - 3/4
Sophie P. - 11 years - 3/4
Buddy H. - 8 years - 3/5
Colby G. - 3 years - 3/6
Mia P. - 6 years - 3/6
Molly P. - 6 years - 3/6
Copper P. - 4 years - 3/9
Duke K. - 11 years - 3/9
Hiero B. - 3 years - 3/9
Rico B. - 7 years - 3/9
Winston M. - 5 years - 3/10
Abbey D.  - 9 years - 3/11
Roxy F. - 2 years - 3/11
Pepper W. - 4 years - 3/14
Dooley B. - 8 years - 3/15
Angel R. - 9 years - 3/16
Sadie S. - 6 years - 3/16
Pickles J. - 1 year - 3/19
Harley M. - 10 years - 3/20
Hughie K. - 11 years - 3/20
Clementine B. - 2 years -  3/21
Ziva R. - 7 years - 3/22
Jaxx R. - 2 years - 3/23
Lil Guy W. - 4 years - 3/24
Paladin T. - 2 years - 3/25
Jenna J. - 1 year - 3/26
Murphy S. - 10 years - 3/26
Howie J. - 2 years - 3/27
Sophie E. - 1 year - 3/28

Birt hday dog or not, bring your pup in on
Monday, March 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

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