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About us

How Chubby Puppy Came to being

Where Chubby Puppy Came from

 

Chubby Puppy is a labor of love to us! Jean and Marty Kroll. The concept and name goes back to 2005 when daycares were just starting. We were making arrangements with a friend to open Chubby Puppy Doggy Daycare facility but it never came into reality. Chubby Puppy was always back there just waiting until this wonderful opportunity!

Chubby Puppy Daycare facility is located in the community of Baldwin Borough, Pittsburgh.

  • Providing: Doggy Daycare - Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5:30 pm;

  • Training - Obedience, Rally, Trick Dog and Conformation and other various training services;

  • Relaxing Canine Massage -half hour with an appointment;

  • Product sales - Espana Silk All Natural Grooming products, White Pine Leads and Collars, chews & toys.

Owner's Background

Jean and Marty Kroll have owned, trained and shown Belgian Tervuren for 30+ years (1990), and Belgian sheepdogs and Pomeranian (2003) for going on 20 years and Schipperke for 4 years. We do handle for others, as well. Titles we have earned: Gold Grand Champion, Grand Champion, Champion (two countries and three kennel clubs), Companion Dog, Companion Dog Excellent (two countries), Beginning Novice, Rally Novice, Rally Advanced, Tracking Dog, Canine Good Citizen, Therapy Dog International. Also winning coveted placements over the years from Best In Show, Best In Specialty Show, Best of Opposite Sex at National and Regional Specialties, Award of Merit at Eukanuba & Specialties, Grand Champion Select at Westminster, Winners Dog & Bitch at Specialties. We have won the Group and Placed in the group with many dogs and various breeds.

Dogs Current and past

Our current dog, Best In Specialty Show, Grand Champion Gold, Starbright Winning Bet, Beginning Novice, Rally Novice titled was invited

and attended the 2018 Westminster shows in New York City! and won the Grand Champion Select.

 

Our Dogs 

UKC CH /GCH-B Animation's Racer - Multiple BOB and Group placing.    

CH Animation's Miles Goodman   

Animation's Lion From OZ, CGC - both majors - needs points  

CH Westcroft's Prince Caspian, CGC   

Scout - Carleez Little Schitt (Pomeranian)  

River - Zephyr's River of Dreams at Parfait , CGC  a major away from Champion (Schipperke) 

Jack - Jumping Jack Flash de faire l'affaire - one year old, half way to Championship!  

Gone but not forgotten  

A/C CH Aldaron Blackhawk de Konaire A/C CDX TD HIC - Multiple BOB and Group Placing    

A/C CH Hihope Fancrest Parfait Pixie CD - Multiple BOB and Group Placing  

CH Corsair's Treasure at Parfait CD RA CGC TDI   

CH Goverstarling du Cadre Noir CGC TDI- Multiple BOB and Group placing  

AKC/UKC CH Janesa's Wanna Play Jax, CD, BN, RA - Multiple BOB, Group winning and Placing   

GCH Annastasia Del Diamante Nero, BOSS & AOM at Regional Specialties in MD- Multiple BOB and group placing   

Foxwudz Pistol Pete - a major away from Champion  

BISS, GCH-G Starbright Winning Bet BN RN - BOSS 2016 ABTC National, AOM 2018 ABTC National Specialty - AOM Eukanuba 2011,

Multiple BOB, Group winning and placing. 

Training Background   

Jean has 30+ years of training classes at GTOTC, the Humane Society of W. PA., WCOTC and at Parkview Kennels (Board and Trains) & Walkers Pet Hotail in Murrysville & North Versailles. (STAR Puppy, CGC), Basic obedience, Novice obedience, Conformation classes and private clients. Jean is presently an AKC CGC evaluator which allows her to evaluate STAR Puppy, Canine Good Citizen of all types and Trick Dog for certification. Jean and Marty have instructed Conformation Seminars to help new people learn about the sport of conformation.     

Other Experience    

Jean has completed and certified multiple hands on courses for Canine Massage and has been a vendor at dog events providing canine massage to the exhibitors as well as providing this service to the Pittsburgh area since 2012.    

Jean and Marty operated a Petsitting business, Purrfect Petsitters for 10 years (1991 to 2001). Providing service in and around Pittsburgh. Visiting many pets in their homes and caring for them.    

More Information    

We exclusively use Espana Silk products on our dogs. We started using it for a dog with Alopecia & skin problems and fell in love with this wonderful product.    

Chubby Puppy carries a wide variety of White Pine leashes and collars, chews & Toys.    

Thank you for taking the time to read our story!   

Jean & Marty.    

We are beyond thrilled to have found such a wonderful daycare with an extremely hands-on environment for our 1-year-old Australian Shepherd, Cooper. He whines in the car as soon as I pull into the parking lot and practically drags me into the building. He loves the owners, Jean and Marty, and they love and treat him like one of their puppies. He has made fast friends with the other daycare dogs, and I’m updated with pictures and videos throughout the day of their activities and naps. He has built up his confidence in the short time while attending Chubby Puppy which I’m sure is the result of Jean and Marty interacting with their daycare dogs all day long, promoting positive socialization and etiquette. Thanks to Chubby Puppy, we now have to spell “DAYCARE,” in our house because of how excited Cooper gets! Thank you for everything, Jean and Marty!                 Molly S

Excellent training. I’ve left three Toy dogs for training and all returned home happy, animated and trained to walk happily on a leash and be great canine citizens. Outstanding service and facility. Don’t hesitate to try it.

Carol L

 

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