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- Best Overnight Boarding / Doggie Daycare category: First place in the City of Chicago, runner-up for all of ChicagolandBest Agility Instructor category: Debbie Bickford won 'Runner Up' for all of ChicagolandBest Pet Photographer category: Jen Spainhour mentioned as one of the top five in Chicagoland/li
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- West Side, West Town, Fulton Market
Tucker Pup's Dog Activity Center
Tucker Pup's Daycare
Tucker Pup's LLC
Tucker Pup's Dog Activity Ctr
- Pet Sitting & Exercising Services, Pet Boarding & Kennels, Pet Training, Pet Grooming, Dog Day Care, Pet Services, Pet Stores
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06/25/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My puppy, Gus, is a 7 month old shih-poo who stays at Tucker Pup?s when I have to go out of town. His stay there from June 5 thru June 8 went very well. Gus does not seem to like other dogs, a fact my husband and I are both aware of, but despite this, all the employees were very accommodating with him. The ones I spoke with when I picked him up were very honest, realized he wasn't comfortable all the time with the other dogs and they did what they could to keep him from stressful situations. I appreciate the fact that they tell me what he was like and how he acted, even though it might not be what they think I want to hear. In fact, one girl was just very concerned for Gus because she knows all the dogs there have so much fun and she felt so sad that it didn't seem fun for Gus. How refreshing to have a perfect stranger be concerned that your dog wasn't having enough fun!!! It certainly isn't anyone's fault at Tucker Pup's that Gus is afraid of other dogs and my only concern when I leave town is that he is somewhere safe, with people who will accept him for who he is and not be any less attentive to him just because of his fears. Tucker Pup employees try very hard to incorporate him in the fun and I like the fact that they don't force him to act in a certain way. One employee even offered suggestions to me of things I could work on with him to get him to be tolerant of other dogs, some of which I've tried ....today, he actually sniffed another dog when we were in the pet store....something he never would have done a month ago!! I'm working hard with Gus at home and I've been assured that Tucker Pup's will always welcome him to stay there. I, too am sometimes sad that he doesn't run around and enjoy playing with other dogs, but as we all know each dog is different and should be accepted for what they are. I truly appreciate that Gus is well cared for, safe, and enjoyed by the staff when he stays at Tucker Pup?s. I never worry about him when I go away and would highly recommend this facility to anyone who wants excellent care for their dog when they're away. A big thanks to everyone at Tucker Pup?s for all that they do!!!
03/25/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Its ok. the training class with Debbie did not help my dog at all and she talked too much about her own dog. The play area looked good but the place was just way too crowded and overcrowded. I understand not all dogs get along but scratches and scabs happened more than once I dont think they stop fights soon enough.
I suspect if they give customers discounts if they write them a good review!!!!!
I board my lab Sam at Tucker Pup's every time I leave town. Before his first visit, he had never been boarded, and I was nervous about leaving him. But he obviously had a great time, and he came home happy, healthy and exhausted from all the playing. Now I can leave town without worrying a bit, and I know he's happy and well cared for.
It took awhile, but Noel seems more and more comfortable at Tucker Pup's. Now when I drop her off - most times - she has stopped making me pull her out of the car and excitedly scampers in to play. The very best part that I most appreciate, though, is that I can tell that a few particular members of regular staff really enjoy Noel. I can also see that Noel really enjoys them back. Knowing people enjoy and like my dog makes a huge difference in feeling good about leaving her there - not to mention these are clearly just truly good, kind people who love dogs. It's good to know a place that will take such good care of her and be there so that I can leave her somewhere safe and caring when I have to do business trips.
10/14/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My dog Bruno had been a regular at Tucker Pup's daycare up until this summer when he had to have knee surgery. Today was Bruno's first day back after a few months recovery and I was touched that the TP staff remembered him and welcomed him back so warmly after his unfortunate absence. His tail went up and started wagging furiously the minute I opened the car door to let him out in the parking lot this morning and his buddy Banana was right there to greet him too. It means a lot to me that he has a wonderful place like Tucker Pups to hang out at - he was 'out of commission' after his knee surgery for so long and I know he was genuinely missing his playtime and friends at TP's. The owner Joel and rest of the staff are amazing and the natural treat/food selection is great too!
09/24/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Coming to Tucker Pups has been a tremendous experience for both Bosco (my 2 year old dog) and myself. I know Bosco likes it because he doesn't want to leave when I pick him up and he always gets so excited when I drop him off. I like it because I have been searching for a daycare/boarding environment, in the city, I trust and feel comfortable leaving my ""boy"" with.
Finally, thank you Tucker Pups!
09/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We loved the Good Manners 2 class! We had gone through the puppy class and then proceeded on to the next class. It is impossible to say enough good things about the training program. Not only does Debbie help you train your dog, she trains you! Our dog loved going to class and not only did our dog learn in class, she worked hard on the homework too. Our 5 month old puppy now will wait for us to walk through doors, walks like a dream next to us and doesn't pull at the leash, sits when meeting new people, doesn't run after dropped food, and loves learning new things! I had a lab when I was younger and he was never this well behaved! The best part about the class is that Debbie teaches you how to work with your dog towards good behavior instead of ""at"" your dog. ""Yes!""
I and our dog, can't wait for the next class to begin! I would highly recommend, borderline insist, that anyone who has a new dog enroll in a training class with Debbie. Once you do, you will wonder what took you so long to sign up!
09/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I was very impressed with the facility and knowledge of the staff. I certainly had a good feeling leaving my dog in your hands and will continue to do so in the future. It put my mind at ease from the beginning. Accessibility is key and Tucker Pup's exceeded expectations.
09/01/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We just finished Good Manners 1. My husband, Colin, and I thought it was a great help. Our dog is very smart but rather misbehaved, and this really helped to get him pay better attention to us. Plus, this is my first dog (not my husband's) and I learned a LOT about being a good dog owner/trainer. (I still have much to learn).
Possibly the best aspect about the class was Debbie -- she was fantastic. She's effective and intelligent without being patronizing or domineering. When we go back for another class, we want to take a class of Debbie's. She's the kind of trainer who instills trust in her class (dogs and humans, alike).
And, as we found out on the last day, she bakes a mean chocolate chip cookie!