I love Pup Scouts and Jane Kline.
I have been going to Pup Scouts for almost 5 years. i started going when I was 4 months old. I took two puppy classes and learned how to sit, stay, and lie down. Jane thought I had potential and she convinced my owners to let her train me to become a Flyball Dog. Last year, I was the 25th highest point earner in the North American Flyball Association (out of over 12,000 dogs).
I love playing Flyball and have traveled with Jane and the Flyball Team to Houston Texas three times, to Chattanooga and Birmingham many times, and to other cool places to play in Flyball Tournaments.
My closest dog friends all go to Pup Scouts and we have a great time. My hero is Rodeo, and I love Belle, Abby, Brodee, Louie, Fred, Lilly, Cedar, Bindi, Rachel, Chinnook, Wager, Bryce, Shea, Simon, Gordy, Coda, Griffin, GQ, Cash, Daisy, and Natalie. I am just getting to know Cedar, Nike, Bossie, Wiley, Molly, Marvin and Jewel. Our team keeps growing. I really look forward to our Wednesday night practices.
I have been to many camps and love spending the holidays with Jane. She spends lots of time with me and the other dogs. She keeps us calm when the fireworks are going off on the 4th of July. She sets up a Christmas Tree for us and gives us great treats.
If you are a cool dog, that likes to play, and doesn't beat up on other dogs, then Pup Scouts is the place for you.
My Dog Loves Pup Scouts.
Pup Scouts is Nashville's first and best Dog Day Care Center. The are especially good with puppies. They are reasonably priced and offer great classes for puppy training, agility, flyball, and other dog services. We especially like the camps they host on holiday weekends and during the Christmas time period.
Jane Kline, the owner, is an experienced dog trainer and handler. She cares about dogs and has always treated our dog as if it were one of her own. Her whole life is about dogs.
I highly recommend Pup Scouts.
Great Place for Dog. I have been a customer of Pup Scouts for several years and have used both the day camp and the training services. I find the staff to be very caring toward my dog always attempting to keep my dog safe and happy. I find the staff to be very accommodating as I have a very busy schedule. Pup Scouts has been wonderful for my family because it has enable us to have a well trained dog that we keep on a good routine that involves activities and socialization. The staff works hard to keep the facility clean and comfortable and goes overboard to assist dedicated owners in care and training of their dogs.
A great place for dogs to play..
I've been taking my dogs here almost every day for about six years. Most of the others I know who use Pup Scouts are, like me, loyal and long time customers. It is very clean, spacious and the owner (jane) is one of the most knowledgeable people in Nashville. (As she will admit, she gets along better with dogs than with most people.) It's not hard to tell how dogs feel about going somewhere. There are some kennels where my dogs clearly never want to enter again, but they are always happy to go to Pup Scouts. They enjoy playing with the other dogs and especially lying on the large couches. (The only criticism I have is that there has been a lot of turnover in staff over the years.)
I heard recently about one of the incidents described here. All the dogs are kept in individual crates during nap time, after hours, or if the dog needs a "time out." Two crates are in a bathroom near the play area where a dog can be kept away from the others.Sometimes a dog needs to be isolated either to calm down or as punishment. Apparently the owner of this dog did not understand that.
As a visit to a dog park will illustrate, not all dogs belong in a group environment.That's why dogs are "interviewed" before being admitted to Pup Scouts and why some dogs get asked not to come back. Sometimes the same is true of the owners.
unsafe doggie day care.
Why is this place still in business? I had not read any of these review before I took my dog there and was basing my choice on a friend who had used them about 5 years ago. Obviously the facility has declined because my young dog was at Pup Scouts for an hour yesterday when they called me to come get him because of a "minor" scratch. That minor scratch ended up being a gaping ragged hole in his side caused by a sharp metal fence. It required him to be sedated and get over 7 stitches and cost me over $200.
This place should be reported to the Humane Association and I plan to do that.
Not A Safe Facility.
We started going to Pup Scouts when our dog was about 9 mo old. He is a hyper breed, so we needed a place where he could get energy out. First day, we took the dog and got a tour of the facility. Immediately a red flag went up for me. This place is a dirty warehouse with a tiny mulch area out back. They take 50 dogs a day for daycamp, and sometimes more. They don't have the facility OR the staff to safely accomodate 50 dogs at daycamp! If you walk towards the back of the warehouse, you will find a back room with wire fence everywhere. Light weight wire fence. Red flag! My dog is large and hyper. I know he will attempt to jump over that fence. "Oh no..we never have problems with the dogs in this area." Hmm.... Two times my dog has come home cut. Not just a scratch, but a pretty deep slice in his skin. When I point this out to the staff, they tell me they didn't notice it before...or "are you sure it happened when he was here?" The place is dirty - piles of junk everywhere. Stuff that dogs can get into! Small and unsafe. I have no doubt in my mind that there are too many dogs and they are neglected because they are getting into wire fences or something that is hurting them. Based on the other review listed here, my dog isn't the only one.
Office staff is extremely unorganized. I have had staff admit to me that they are under staffed and are "working on being more organized". The dog care-takers tend to have a big chip on their shoulders too. As if they are thinking someone is always out to get them. Is this because they've been in trouble before? We decided we would give them one more chance. I called them the night before to tell them we're coming in for one last time (already paid). I explained how he had been hurt too many times, and we weren't coming back. Later that night I got a phone message saying "Don't bring your dog in. We'll refund your money and send it to you." That tells me they are terrified of getting in trouble for neglecting these dogs. UNSAFE!!
Daycare not recommended. My dog is over three years old and has been going to various dog daycares since she was a puppy. I decided to try Pup Scouts about a year ago. The staff was friendly but I found the facility to be small and over crowded, especially the outside play area. On my dog?s second day at daycare she came home with a laceration on her abdomen (not a dog bite). It required 14 stitches. Once she recovered I sent her back to daycare to give Pup Scouts a second chance. After all, dogs can be dogs and play rough at times. A few weeks later, Pup Scouts called me at work to tell me to come get my dog because she was injured. She had to have stitches again in the same exact place. My vet guessed that my dog kept cutting herself on a fence or fixture at the facility. Needless to say we have not been back to Pup Scouts.
Editorial Review. Dog day care also features puppy training in positive, motivational environment to learn the basics in group or private setting.
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