Reviews for Big Times Kennel Dayton OH
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Even though I have moved to the Cincinnati area, I still board my dogs with Big Times Kennel. Two years ago, when I was boarding my dogs there, my Standard Poodle, Henry, began showing signs of Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus. Maureen immediately contacted me and let me know what was happening, as it is a life-threatening condition. With my permission, she took Henry to the 24-Hour Vet Clinic nearby, where they performed surgery and saved his life. If it hadn’t been for the monitoring, awareness, and quick-thinking on the part of the staff at Big Times Kennel, Henry would not be approaching his 13th birthday next month! Words cannot express how much I appreciate this boarding facility, and what they have done for my fur babies. – Winnie B., July 2020, Facebook Recommendation
Friendly and caring staff! I will definitely use their services again. – Zach S., June 2020, 5-Star Google Review
I just wanted to thank you again for the private lesson last night. I really got a lot out of it. I will definitely be working more with Lucky on paying attention to me. He has a mind of his own and you know how stubborn he can be…it will be a challenge.
I loved having the opportunity to work repeatedly on things I was doing wrong. And I was particularly happy that we were finally able to get Lucky to do the teeter a little higher (that little machine was a miracle motivator!). Lucky was definitely tired when we got home so that was also a good thing.
There aren’t many, if any, good things that I can say about the pandemic. But the best thing for Lucky and me was the ability to have three private agility lessons. We are so grateful for the opportunity we had to work on his skills, of course, but mine as well. I learned so much…probably more than Lucky. You were so patient, positive and encouraging! I left every lesson feeling more confident…and I even started to trust my dog a little! A major accomplishment for me, wouldn’t you agree? So thank you for taking the time with us…it was worth every penny and I would do it again in a heartbeat! – SD, April 2020
“Big Times really knows dogs and they do such a great job caring for them. I got a full report on my dog, that let me know he was well-attended to. I felt very comfortable leaving him with then and would absolutely recommend them to anyone. And, it was very affordable!” – Kelly S., February 2020, 5-Star Google Review
“All of my dogs have gotten training here. They are well behaved. It is obvious the owners love and understand dogs. My dog went on a class field trip to practice all of her newly learned skills. She and the other dogs passed with flying colors.” ~ M., January 2020, 5-Star Google Review
“Great training, facility, and people!” ~ Joan R., January 2020, Facebook Recommendation
“My pup always comes home happy and exhausted.” ~ Kelsey P., December 2019, 5-Star Google Review
“Quality boarding.” ~ Bryan B., September 2019, 5-Star Google Review
“Took good care of my aging, blind ACD.” ~ Dean H., September 2019, 5-Star Google Review
“I used to take my dog to a place where they didn’t have access to an outdoor space. Big Times has an outdoor space that each dog can access through a dog door at the rear of their kennel & is fenced off on both sides & the back so they are completely safe. They are very reasonably priced too. I highly recommend them.” ~ Jill C., August 2019, 5-Star Google Review
“Great place to board a dog, friendly people, clean and great price.” ~ Duke RenegadePup, August 2019, Facebook Recommendation
“Great People.” – Chris S., July 2019, 5-Star Google Review
“Left our 1-year-old dog for the first time. The staff was very nice and our dog was happy and clean when we picked her up.” – Mary Kay C., July 2019, Google Review
“We’ve been taking Zeke, our German Shepherd to BTK for many years now and not only is it a great kennel, he actually enjoys being there. It’s very clean and organized and these people know dogs and have been working with dogs for decades! Thanks BTK!” ~ McAfee HVAC, June 2019, Google Review
“We just completed manners 101 with our young Golden Retriever Rhody. Whitney and John were both excellent and very informative. Looking forward to more classes.” ~ Jim B., May 2019, Facebook Recommendation
“Great training for our puppy and daughter … thanks BTK and Gina!” ~ Vanessa H., April 2019, Facebook Recommendation
“Fantastic Experience.” ~ Brittany B., March 2019 – 5-Star Google Review
“Not sure where you have tried but Big Time Kennel on Clyo provides all types of training for dogs and the owners/trainers come with decades of training….nice facility and great dog people.” ~ Pat R., February 2019 – Nextdoor Recommendation
“Took my Snickers to agility then figured as good as Snickers behaves, he needed more manners training. Took Snickers to Manners 101 and now signing him up for manners 201. He is doing great and I love the trainers.” ~ Nextdoor Recommendationfrom Washington Place, February 2019 –
“Big Times has the best dog training program in the area. Great teachers. Manners 101 for puppies and beginning training is a terrific foundation. Manners 201 expands the dog’s skills and is fun. We are looking forward to Canine Good Citizen.” ~ Laurie B., February 2019 – Facebook Recommendation
“We have been boarding our dogs at Big Times for over 20 years and have never had a problem. In fact, our 12-year-old basset Elwood seems to enjoy being dropped off. We’ve always felt that our dogs were treated as well as if they were home. We can’t recommend Big Times enough!” ~ Steven D., February 2019 – Facebook Recommendation
“Awesome place to train your dog! knowledgeable trainers with real experience! They teach you how to teach your dog! Won’t take my dogs anywhere else!” ~ Amanda O., January 2019 – Facebook Recommendation
“We took our German Shepherd there two times and she is wonderful! She was a beast before we took her there. The people were very courteous and they made sure that you did what you were supposed to do and if you do what they tell you to do your dog will do what you wanted to do. Thank you Big Times Kennel.” ~ Aunt Betty, December 2018 – Facebook Recommendation
“Very pleased and will return for future boarding! Thank you for taking such good care of our big girl. Hassle free, safe happy healthy pooch and we enjoyed our vacation. P.S. she hasn’t barked once since being home.” ~ Heather W., November 2018 – 5- Star Facebook Review
“Maureen is amazing, and this is the only groomer and boarding facility I will ever use!” ~ Emily C., November 2018 – 5-Star Google Review
“I had a great experience with Manners 101! We really liked the venue, people and everything we learned. Thank you so much!” ~ Alex P., October 2018 – 5-Star Google Review
“Our Standard Poodle puppy just graduated from Manners 101 and we can’t say enough good things about the class. The teachers (Gina and John) were knowledgeable and patient and there was great one-on-one interaction. We followed John’s advice of one 15 minute homework session a day, and it really worked! We left with a solid foundation of the basics. Look forward to returning for more classes.” ~ Joan R., October 2018 – 5-Star Google Review
“We LOVE Big Times Kennel!!! Drogon is always very excited to go for day boarding and I am very appreciative of how well they take care of my ‘big baby’.” ~ AR, August 2018 – Facebook Recommendation
“Thanks so much to you, your wife, and your staff for taking care of Alfie while we were on vacation! …Alfie will be coming back to Big Times this Tuesday for the obedience drop-in class and my husband will be joining us. Looking forward to it!” ~ Alfie’s Mom, June 2018
“Only place I will ever board my special needs dog.” ~ Rachel H., June 2018
We have been so happy with your manners 101 training, your staff is top notch and we learned a lot.
“Best kennel and dog training facility in the Dayton Area!” ~ Rob T., April 2018
“Great place to board your pets. Caring place” ~ Greg H., April 2018
“I just wanted to thank you again so much for the kindness you and your team showed Ben. I was so nervous to leave him but was quickly at ease! ~ Connor H., October 2016