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curious

Utica, NY

#1 Sep 3, 2011
Has anyone had any experience with this place? I hear it's under new management. Are they any good? I went to visit a few months ago and wasn't impressed, but am wondering if it's any better now?
Dogs Day Out

Utica, NY

#2 Sep 3, 2011
Do you mean Dogs Day Out in Marcy? Wouldn't trust the place.
Agree

Utica, NY

#3 Sep 3, 2011
If it is the place in Marcy I wouldnt take my dog there. The new owner is strange and does not have a good reputation its better to take your dog to the place in rome.
CharlesT

Baldwinsville, NY

#4 Sep 3, 2011
Ive taken my dog there, but not since it was closed. Who's the new manager?
The best

United States

#5 Sep 3, 2011
Complete Canine on Martin St in Rome is the best!!! The training staff is completely amazing. My pup comes back to us better behaved than when she went. Recommend them Highly!!

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#6 Sep 4, 2011
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agree

Utica, NY

#7 Sep 5, 2011
Complete Canine is very good! I have not heard anything positive about Dogs Day Out. In fact, it has been said that the new owner is "creepy", and dirty. I wish someone would open up a good dog daycare in the Utica area, it's a pain to go to Rome when I live and work in Utica, but it's the only option.
Ruff

Rome, NY

#8 Sep 5, 2011
Why don't you train your dog and let your dog stay home where he/she belongs when you go to work? How did dogs survive before doggy daycare?

With the economy the way it is it amazes me how many people take their dogs to these places.
No Doubt

Syracuse, NY

#9 Sep 5, 2011
Ruff wrote:
Why don't you train dog and let your dog stay home where he/she belongs when you gothis facity to work? How did dogs survive before doggy daycare?
With the economy the way it is it amazes me how many people take their dogs to these places.
I totally agree. If people can't watch thier dogs then they should give them up to someone who can. As for Complete Canine in Rome. They dodged a big bullet. Last January they were investigated for animal abuse. It was reported that the owner threw a dog against the wall and they allowed dogs to play very rough in which a few dogs were hurt. So before anyone recommends people they should do their homework first. I would not take my dogs to this facility. Just ask ex employees how The owners degrade them by swearing at them. They should be out of business. Just because the DA dropped it doesn't mean it didn't happen. Just means they need more proof. I am sure eventually it will come
Attitude

Syracuse, NY

#10 Sep 5, 2011
agree wrote:
Complete Canine is very good! I have not heard anything positive about Dogs Day Out. In fact, it has been said that the new owner is "creepy", and dirty. I wish someone would open up a good dog daycare in the Utica area, it's a pain to go to Rome when I live and work in Utica, but it's the only option.
Why don't you try Paw Prints. They are very good. State of the art facility. There are others too.
No Way

Syracuse, NY

#11 Sep 5, 2011
agree wrote:
Complete Canine is very good! I have not heard anything positive about Dogs Day Out. In fact, it has been said that the new owner is "creepy", and dirty. I wish someone would open up a good dog daycare in the Utica area, it's a pain to go to Rome when I live and work in Utica, but it's the only option.
You talk about Dogs Day out's owner being creepy? Are you joking? That Dave from Complete Canine treats people like SH__. He thinks who the hell he is. His half wit girlfriend is no better. If you fall for their crap you must be an idiot. Just ask people who have worked there then quit because of the way they are. What a laugh you just gave me
paw prints

Utica, NY

#12 Sep 5, 2011
where is paw prints? what do they offer? good to know that there are other options! thank you :)
Fido

Utica, NY

#13 Sep 5, 2011
I found it cost effective to fence in my yard and put a dog door in so my dogs can run in and out. It is a little expensive, but when you think of the thousands of dollars you can waste by using day care for dogs, it it well worth the money. Also, I don't want to subject my animals to other people's "discipline", or potential fighting between dogs. It's a nice concept, but let's face it... they are animals, and will behave like animals (as they should!). If two or three dogs gang up on one, there is NO WAY an employee at dog day care is going to stop it!...and if that happens, WHO is responsible for the vet bill???
McGruff

Watertown, NY

#14 Sep 5, 2011
I had someone tell me to steer clear of Complete Canine, but I have not visited and they gave me nothing specific. Under the former owner, I just didn't get a good feeling about Dog's Day Out. Personally, if you just want your dog to socialize with other dogs, a dog park is a great option. I belong to the New Hartford Dog Park; I take mine there several times a week after work or on the weekend, and he loves it. Some of the owners have become friends of mine and almost all the dogs that go there are very well behaved. If you're just gone from home on a typical eight hour workday, most dogs do fine at home; I think mine just sleeps a lot. I make up for it by going to the dog park, or taking my dog on a long hike after work. The Dog park is 70 bucks a year, and considering how often I go there, it's sure a lot cheaper than a dog daycare.
Karen

Utica, NY

#15 Sep 6, 2011
The new owner of Dog's Day Out seems like a nice guy. My dog has gone, and he seems happy and tired at the end of the day. I also take him on log walks and to the dog park. But somedays it's more convenient to let him socialize at day care.
Anonymous

Rome, NY

#16 Sep 6, 2011
Ruff wrote:
Why don't you train your dog and let your dog stay home where he/she belongs when you go to work? How did dogs survive before doggy daycare?
With the economy the way it is it amazes me how many people take their dogs to these places.
Doggy daycare has nothing to do with training your dogs, it has to do with socializing your dogs. You can train your dog all day long and they can be fantastic but sometimes dogs just need time to play and be dogs like people or kids.
Canines

Baldwinsville, NY

#17 Sep 6, 2011
Isn't there a daycare in Washington Mills by mcdonalds? Anyone know anything about that one?
Employee

Camden, NY

#18 Sep 7, 2011
Canines wrote:
Isn't there a daycare in Washington Mills by mcdonalds? Anyone know anything about that one?
Her name was Candice and she had no idea what the heck she was doing. Just wanted to rip people off like Dave and Paula from Complete Canine. I worked there until I was treated like one of their own dogs which was disgusting. They used to leave their dogs in crap filled kennels. Dave talked to the employee's like who the hell he thought he was. Swearing at us and his so called side kick Paula was no better. Watch out people. If they know you have money, it will cost you more. They will come up with an excuse to charge more. I agree with some of these post. Stay away from Complete Canine.
Non-employee

Utica, NY

#19 Sep 7, 2011
I don't care how the owners talk to their employees as long as my dog is well taken care of and has fun. Does anyone here actually bring their dogs to Complete Canine? If so, I'd like to hear THEIR opinions.
truth

Boston, MA

#20 Sep 7, 2011
I do and I've never been happier with their services!! I've used almost every service from toenails clipped to boarding. Their daycare is outstanding. Well monitored and dogs are played with constantly and I know this because my energetic pup comes home exhausted. So I say don't listen to accusations, and that's exactly what they are, try them for yourself and form your own opinion. And as far as them being reported for abuse...ANYONE can file a complaint and according to the laws they must follow up on every report. Just as cps does for children and they found that Complete Canine was a suitable facility and the report was dropped. Get your info right before making statements.

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