Archive | February, 2014

It’s that time of year again!



Test your creativity! Write a limerick about TGDS and you could win the Pot O’Gold – filled with green goodies for you and your pet!



Rules: Submit a limerick about The Good Dog Spot by Wednesday March 12th. Entries may be submitted in writing to the front office or via email to:

The top entries will be used in our pawprint art project and posted on Facebook. The top 3 as chosen by our staff will be awarded prizes at our St. Patty’s Day Pawty on March 14th!


Looking For Help:

Pet Care Specialist 

Compensation: based on experience


The Good Dog Spot in Chicopee MA has a Pet Care Specialist position open for an individual knowledgeable in dog behavior and experienced in supervising off leash dog play. The primary job responsibilities include ensuring the safety and well-being of both daycare and boarding dogs in the playgroups, keeping the facility and playrooms clean and providing exceptional customer service to all clients.

The major challenge of this position is maintaining peace and calm in the playgroups during challenging times such as morning drop off and afternoon pick up and also knowing the dog body language cues that indicate the need to step in and doing so in a timely manner to prevent escalation of behaviors.

This job is very physical and includes lots of cleaning. The qualified individual will be responsible, reliable and trustworthy. Good customer service skills a must. Shifts are 7am — 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 7:00pm Monday through Friday as well as rotating weekends and some holidays. Approximately 25 – 30 hours per week, could lead to full time position (40 hours) plus benefits for the qualified candidate. Please send resumes No phone calls or drop ins.
Long term position – not looking for seasonal help.

Week 2 Event Results Are In!

The results are in from last week’s Daycare Games!

Congratulations to all the pups and staff who participated!
Event 2

The week 2 event was “group sits”:– The number of dogs in the playgroup who will sit at the same time on cue. Count the numberof dogs that have their rear touching the group at the same time for 2-4 seconds.

The Good Dog Spot received:
2 Gold Medals
2 Silver Medals
3 Bronze Medals

That’s 7 Medals this week! Great job everyone!

Valentine’s Day Pawty Rescheduled!

We will be rescheduling our Valentine’s Day Pawty to
THIS FRIDAY February 21st!

All reservations are still being held from last week! If you cannot attend due to the date change please let us know!



Hope to see you all then!!!

The Results Are In!

As many of you may know we are taking part in the Dog Guru’s Daycare Games!

And the results are in for Event 1!silver

Event 1: Dog Recall- The percentage of dogs in the playgroup that come to you when called. A successful recall is when a dog that is at least 6 feet away from you responds to your cue within 3 seconds and comes close enough to you that you can pet the dog easily.

Out of the 17 dogs in playgroup, there were 14 successes!

For this event we received a Silver medal!
Congrats to all our dogs in playgroup!

Looking forward to the next event this week: Group Sits!

Why Is Pet Dental So Important?

It’s a fact – pet dental is one of the most important health related topics pet owners need to address!

Click Here to Read More!

Check out this great article that discusses this along with:

  • What is the leading cause of oral disease?
  • What is periodontal disease?
  • What are the warning signs that my pet possibly has oral disease?
  • Can anything happen to my pet if the disease is left untreated?
  • Are there any simple solutions for home care?

Great tips from Tropiclean!

TGDS on 22News regarding Animal Cruelty

Thank you to 22 News for shedding light on animal cruelty issues. And thank you team member Tiffany for being our star.

Please note – you can read the story here, but something is wrong with the video feed.