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Animal Medical Clinics of Rockford Welcomes

Waggin' Tails Doggie Daycare & Training


We would like to welcome the newest addition to the Animal Medical Clinics of Rockford, Waggin' Tails. Drs. Cary Thompson and James Buhl are pleased to announce that Julie Jackson has joined the staff of Animal Medical Clinics of Rockford as the Behavior Wellness Director. She will be managing the clinics' new venture-Waggin' Tails Training and Day Care Center, located at 4109 Morsay Drive.

Waggin' Tails doggie day care program specializes in small and medium-sized dogs with indoor and outdoor play areas. The facility's priority is providing each day care dog with a fun and safe environment. Dogs will be evaluated, observed and grouped with appropriate play partners to ensure a good time for all. While there will be plenty of time for play, there also will be down time each day giving the players a chance to settle. Call Waggin' Tails at 815-391-8101 for more details.

Waggin' Tails also offers Puppy SmartStart classes for puppies 8-12 weeks of age. This class is designed to be both an informative and fun learning experience for puppies and their humans. Waggin' Tails will also begin offering Puppy 101 classes for pups 13-16 weeks of age and Good Manners for older pups and adult dogs.

With Julie on staff, Animal Medical Clinics is able to offer private in-home or in-clinic training/behavior consultations for their clients.

Julie has 16 years of animal welfare experience, including 11 years of animal shelter work and 16 years of positive dog training. She is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a graduate of Purdue University's DOGS! Course, co-developer of the GoodPuppy™ Social Club curriculum (early learning for puppies), co-author of Early Learning for Puppies - A Program Guide for Humane Societies and Veterinary Clinics and co-author of Evaluation of association between retention in the home and attendance at puppy socialization classes published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. She has lectured and presented wet labs for veterinary students, veterinary technician students, animal shelter staff and volunteers, and veterinary clinic staff and developed and presented hands-on training seminars for professional organizations, national meetings and local groups. She keeps up-to-date on new training and behavior trends by attending seminars and conferences each year.Julie is a Rockford native and shares her home with 3 dogs - Lucy, a 15 year old "wild haired" Beagle; Maddie, a 5 year old black Goldendoodle; and Lady, an American Staffordshire Terrier, who is a failed foster dog, now a permanent member of the Jackson family. All three dogs were adopted from shelters.

Waggin' Tails
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - Noon; 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Day Care Drop-off
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Day Care Pick-up
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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