Blog


11
Aug 2018
Welcome, Brooke! Groomer Extraordinaire!

Please join us in welcoming Brooke to our Grooming team! Brooke has been grooming for over 9 years. She specializes in hand scissoring and breed-specific cuts, but is versatile and always learning more. Brooke already holds quite a few grooming and safety certifications and is in the process of finishing her AKC Safe Grooming courses. Once finished, she will be attending the Nash Academy program to continue polishing her already wonderful skills! Her ultimate goal is to ensure your pet is as comfortable and stress-free as possible during their visit. We are lucky......

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01
May 2018
Welcome, Lindsay!

Pinnacle Pets Play & Stay is proud to announce an exciting addition to the team, Lindsay! Lindsay will help launch Pinnacle Pets’ new and exciting training program! Lindsay grew up in Minnesota and went to college at The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and received a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology and Freshwater Ecology. Lindsay has been professionally training exotic and domestic animals over the past 6 years. Her experience includes coaching seeing-eye dogs at Pilot Dogs, Inc., working with the world-renowned Joel Slaven’s Professional Animals, Inc. Lindsay trained felines and canines (rescued from......

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22
Jan 2018
Now AKC S.A.F.E Certified!

The AKC is inspiring salons to reach new heights of safety and education and encouraging customers to take a good, hard look at where they take their beloved pup to be groomed. The AKC describes their certificate course as the following: “The AKC Breed Grooming Certificate Courses aim to help pet professionals better understand each of the breeds. With improved education, potential problems can be identified and optimal health and socialization can be promoted. All course participants will receive a frameable course completion certificate from the AKC. “Each breed has its own unique......

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15
Nov 2017
Congratulations, Annie!

Congratulations to our newest Nash certified groomer – Annie!!! We’re lucky to have you on our team! Annie joined the Pinnacle team in November 2016, as soon as the play and stay opened their doors. She has always had a deep passion for dogs and their wellbeing. Annie decided to further that passion and entered into the Nash Academy dog grooming program. She wanted to be trained and certified by the best groomers out there. In October 2017, Annie received her official Nash Academy Dog Grooming & Styling Diploma. Annie’s favorite part......

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18
Apr 2017
Higher Grooming Standards at a Lower Cost: Academy Pricing Available!

Pinnacle Pets is now a Nash Academy Training Site!   What is the Nash Academy? an internationally recognized pet care training program, specializing in grooming; who focuses on the safety, health, and best practices for specific breeds; and ensures each student is trained in the anatomy of each pup, resulting in fewer injuries and high quality grooms. Our Nash certified Grooming Manager, Ingrid Norman, has judged and participated in grooming competitions across the country.  Because of her skill, motivation, and dedication to safety, Nash Academy certified her to pass on knowledge to......

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18
Apr 2017
Pinnacle Pets Play & Stay Grooming Difference

Training and Education Nash Certified Groomers – Pinnacle Pets Play & Stay Groomers come from a specialty school focused on the health, safety, and precision of grooming each breed of dog.  They have the experience, the correct instruction, and the certifications to prove they can groom your pup safely, and to the highest quality that you deserve. Nash Academy Groomers – We have academy students training with us.  Not only are we teaching our future Groomers the Nash Academy way with a certified instructor, but you get to reap the benefits of a pricing......

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30
Oct 2016
Meet Our Grooming Manager - Ingrid Norman!

Meet Our Grooming Manager!   Ingrid’s love for man’s best friend has influenced her ever since she was a young girl.   In 2005 she accepted the opportunity to go into a Petsmart grooming training program. In 2006 after completing her Groomer training, she signed on to work for Petsmart as a full time pet stylist. There, she refined her skills at every opportunity presented to her. She was part of the pet safety and handling team for her salon and worked her way up to training future pet groomers.   In......

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07
Oct 2016
Daycare Play - How Great is it for Your Dog?

If you’ve ever wondered if daycare for your pup is worth it, it is… if you pick a good one! Most dogs don’t receive the stimulation, exercise, and social time with other dogs that they need.  Everyone knows that exercise is important for dogs.  If they can’t run off that energy, they tend to be destructive (I have an Australian Cattle dog and have lost a couple of pillows, papers, socks, shoes… you get the idea!)  Once your furry friend has an adequate outlet for that energy, they calm down, listen better,......

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26
Apr 2016
Clean Air for Your Pets

Pinnacle Pets Play & Stay is not just a building to store your pets.  Our family has put in a lot of time, effort, and research into making sure our facility has the highest standards.  That includes having the highest standard of air quality. On nice days, we have plenty of windows and overhead doors to get fresh air moving throughout our facility.  On days when it’s too hot, cold, or rainy, we wanted to make sure our air system could keep our furry guests comfortable – and healthy. Besides having a......

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26
Apr 2016
Pups Enjoy the Benefits of Artificial Turf

  Pinnacle Pets Play & Stay spares no expense when it comes to your pup’s comfort! Over 3,800 square feet of K9 grass is installed in the play areas of our facility! K9 grass is a specialty turf designed just for dogs. Anti-microbial agents protect the yard from stains, odors, and germs.  It’s an especially good quality because dogs love rolling on it! Plus, because it’s synthetic, they can play as ruff as they want without getting muddy or covered in pesky grass stains! The synthetic nature of the materials deters bugs as it contains......

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