Blog


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Mar 2022

Caring for a lot of dogs can be fun, chaotic, and messy!  If you are checking out a new facility for your fuzzy loved one, one of the first things you will notice is the smell and cleanliness. If the surface of a place isn’t clean, there can be a quick concern about the inner workings that made it that way. Even if the surface is clean, the smell that lingers can say a lot about cleaning and sanitizing practices. While it can be pretty rare to have a place filled with dogs......

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Feb 2022

Congratulations, Charlie for earning your AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Award!    The AKC’s S.T.A.R. Puppy program is a great way to get your new puppy started off right. S.T.A.R. stands for socialization, training, activity, and responsible ownership- all the things you need to set your puppy up for success as they grow into adulthood. A S.T.A.R. Puppy course covers the most important steps to meeting your puppy’s needs and teaching them to be a well-mannered companion. By demonstrating responsible ownership, appropriate behavior for the puppy’s age, and successfully training skills such as sitting,......

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12
Feb 2022

We know it’s hard to manage all the to-dos in the world and want to help make life just a bit easier and more convenient when it comes to your pets! Our selection of treats, gifts, and pet supplies is now right on your online portal and available for order! Simply choose the items you want, check out online, and they will be ready for pick-up on the same day. It’s a perfect way to snag some extra treats when you come for your pet or get that perfect gift. We’ll even......

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19
Jan 2022

Did a new fuzzy friend just join your family? It is so important for young pups to learn positive social skills with humans, other dogs, and new environments. Pinnacle Pets Puppy Playcare is a new, one-a-week program that allows young dogs to gain the skills and confidence needed to be healthy and happy in new situations. Teaching socialization at a young age opens opportunities to enjoy life with your dog. They will quickly learn the social cues required to greet and play nicely with new friends, making them a good fit for......

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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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