Leader of the Pack Canine Institute
Everyone loves a spa day—including your furry friend. And if Fido and Fifi are looking a little ragged, why not get them the works? Leader of the Pack Canine Institute in Allentown offers a full complement of services that will have your buddy looking like he or she just trotted off the runway at the Westminster Kennel Club. Of course, a well-coiffed pooch should also be a well-mannered pooch, and that’s why owner Lisa McDonald and her team at Leader of the Pack also offer a variety of training classes. “My training philosophy is based on the balanced approach,” McDonald says. “We believe in strengthening the bond between dog and human using dog psychology.” The key, McDonald says, is establishing the pack hierarchy. “This is not done through intimidation or aversive techniques but rather by controlling the dog’s resources.” As you might expect, McDonald has a pack of her own: six Rottweilers and a Chihuahua. Take a wild guess who thinks he’s the leader of that canine clique. “Yes, Buddy, my Chihuahua, must be reminded on a regular basis he is not a Rottweiler,” McDonald says.
6346 Farm Bureau Road, Allentown | 610.366.8282
Photo courtesy of Matt Bishop