Astro Kennels Boarding, Training, Grooming, Retail
- KatieJan. 1, 2022Awesome trainers! Great facility!
I adopted a dog that had not been socialized enough as a puppy. I decided to seek help from Astro because I have heard such a great things. Not only did they help with her protective aggression, but I also learned how to handle her in multiple situations. She also LOVES to visit for day boarding/doggy daycare.
- KarynJan. 9, 2019Run, fast
They hired my daughter on the spot. They had her shadow for a total of 10 hours across a few days. She was never coached or officially trained. They texted her letting her know that they were letting her go but for no reason in particular. My guess is that when the posted the opening online they didn't expect to get the turnout they did and turned around and hired someone else with more experience. It was made very clear to them that this was her first job experience. They handled this situation in an extremely unprofessional manner.
While I was there to pick her up, I witnessed the handling of dogs. The handler was yanking hard on the lead and I thought that force was enough to make me raise my eyebrows. If that were my dog, I would have removed my pet immediately. In discussion with my daughter about the handling she mentioned that it was common and they only use collars and no harnesses even with dachshunds. You should NEVER use a collar on a dachshund because it can cause the following:
*Inter vertebral disc protrusion
*Partial or complete paralysis of the fore and or hind limbs due to spinal cord injuries
*Damage to the vagus nerve thus affecting function of major organs such as the heart, lungs, liver, bladder, spleen, kidneys, etc.
*Crushing of the trachea with partial or complete asphyxiation
*Crushing of and sometimes fracture of the bones in the larynx
*Bruising of the esophagus
*Sharp increases in pressure in the head which can cause brain or eye damage and sometimes prolapse of the eye
So, if you have a dachshund place them someplace else!
- KellyMore than a year agoFANTASTIC!
These guys are wonderful! They have helped me so much with my dog's behavioral issues. The price was excellent in comparison to some of the other places I checked. Doug was firm but not aggressive with my dog and gave me the knowledge to be able to handle my big dog in any situation. The whole team was great! Highly recommend!