Celebrating 10 years 2007-2017!

August 10, 2020

Due to COVID 19, it is with heavy hearts that we announce to the City and our amazing loyal clientele, TLC will be closing our business location on Scurfield BLVD.
Our last dog daycare day we will be booking for is Friday August 21 from 6:30AM to 6:00PM. Our last grooming day with Jessica will be booking for is Saturday August 29 from 8:00AM to 4:00PM.

GROUP DOG TRAINING CLASSES
Our current group dog training classes will be completed at TLC, there will be no adjustments to the current on-going TLC group dog training class schedule. One upcoming set of training classes will be contacted directly for the adjustment on the last three training classes.A new location for continued group dog training classes (September 2020/2021 year) will be announced mid-August though our Social Media on Facebook/Instagram and on our website.

GROOMING
You are more than welcome to follow Jessica to her new location, and I am happy to share this information to you when Jessica is relocated.
 
PRIVATE TRAINING AND IMPRINT TRAINING
Private training and imprint training services will continue to be provided to the Winnipeg area, to meet all your dog training needs.
The business closure on Scurfield will have minimal effect the group dog training classes, private training or imprint training options for services September 2020 and into the future. We will be offering the Puppy Manners Level One, Puppy Manners Level Two, Who's Walking Who?, and our new training class Puppy Foundations for the fall September - December 2020.

DOG DAYCARE
We encourage our clients and their dogs to continue to bring their dogs to TLC doggie daycare, to continue their regular play time routines, and stay connected with their fur friends for as long as they can.

Choosing a daycare for your dog is based on an individual needs for you and your dog. I would suggest meet and greets with your new daycare, see the space that is being provided, ask whattraining techniques they use at the dog daycare, how many dogs are booked and how many attendants at one time. Please, take the time to do some research, making the best decision for you and your dog.

To all my amazing and loyal grooming and dog daycare clients, past and present employees, the PAWsome dogs;

It has been an amazing 15 years together Winnipeg, creating some amazing memories along the way. I am so very grateful for the clients who trusted us with their dogs, for the opportunity to help and educate with all dog behaviors and training aspects, from puppies to adult dogs.

Through the years, clients became friends. Friends become family. I could not be more honoured for the relationships build through the time we spent together.

There are many dogs that have followed us through the years, from puppy hood until adulthood - from our Pembina Hwy start location to our new location on Scurfield BLVD.

A huge thank you to all my employees past and present, who were a huge part in building TLC into the wonderful business it is today . I am eternally grateful for all your hard work, compassion and caring for the dogs through the year. From the bottom of my heart - I thank you.

A massive thank you to my very supportive husband, how lucky am I to have you by my side every step of the way.

It has been an honor getting to know each and every one of you over the years. Although this is most definitely one of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make, this is not good bye - only farewell for now. New adventures awaits us, just around the corner. Until our paths cross again, every one of your dog's left paw prints on my heart.

Sincerely, Christie Golebiowski
Training Loyal Companions Business Owner
 

To our amazing TLC family and support group, 

Firstly, I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone for their continued support during this time. Your kindness, patience and understanding is very appreciated.

TLC is planning a re-opening for Monday March 4 at 6:30AM. We will be re-opening our dog daycare, grooming and working at completing a new schedule for our group dog training classes. 

Effective May 4, retail businesses, such as clothing and shoe stores, jewellers, tailors, flower shops, sporting good/adventure stores, vaping supply shops, boats dealers, ATV and snowmobile dealers, gift, book and stationery stores, jewelry and accessory stores, toy stores, music, electronic and entertainment stores, pawn shops, pet groomers and similar businesses may reopen if occupancy levels are maintained in order to allow staff and customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels. These requirements will be enforceable under public health orders. Businesses may continue to provide goods by delivery or pick-up that have been ordered online, by telephone or other remote means. 

TLC RE-OPENING PROCEDURES AND INFORMATION FOR MONDAY MAY 4 AT 6:30AM 

  • COVID 19 information will be posted outside our front doors, inside the reception area, grooming room and daycare play area.
  • Employees must stay home when ill and clients are not allowed entry if they are ill with COVID-19 symptoms.
  • TLC employees are provided information about physical distancing. TLC will post external signs indicating COVID-19 physical distancing protocols, along with floor markings where service is provided or lines form. We kindly request all clients follow our social distancing floor markers and stay 6 ft or 2 metres apart. You will find social distancing signs posted outside TLC front doors, front reception area, grooming room and daycare/ training area.  

          https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/social-          distancing.html

  • Entry into the business, including lines, are regulated to prevent congestion.
  • One client and one dog in the front reception area at a time.
  • TLC requests when possible only ONE person drop off and pick up their dogs at any one given time.
  • TLC complies with the recommendations of one point of entry and exit.
  • No more than 10 people may gather in common areas. Congregation of people should be actively discouraged.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at the front entrance, grooming room and daycare play area/group dog training main area for public and staff use. Please use the hand sanitizer before entering into the building, and upon exiting.
  • Continue to withhold the highest of standards of cleaning of items such as debit machine, door handles, pens, counter surfaces, floors, walls and other items of touch.
  • Washrooms have frequent sanitization and a regime for business sanitization in place.
  • We kindly request clients pay with debit or eTransfer. Cashless or no-contact payment should be used to the greatest extent possible.
  • TLC employees must use the self-screening tool before coming into work. All employees have been provided with this information sheet and website. https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ 

Your dog(s) have been out of their routine, and feeling your stress at home. Their behaviors might be a bit out of sorts during their daycare stay and through group dog training classes. Try and be patient with them, their world is upside down too. 

There are many clients who cannot bring their dogs to daycare due to continued social distancing, immune comprised clients or family members, financial difficulty due to job loss. When the time comes, and you are ready - we are happy to welcome you back. 

We kindly request NO lunches or meals to be fed for your dogs at this time, unless absolutely required.

As you can imagine, we are swamped with emails, phone calls and texts - we kindly request to provide TLC with 24 hour response time. We will be sure to reply as quickly as possible to time sensitive requests. 

DAYCARE BOOKINGS

The previous TLC 'regulars' list is currently suspended until further notice. This requires you to pre-book your dog for each and every individual daycare stay. This will help us to know exactly how many dogs we have each day. We are currently accepting daycare booking for the month of May. 

All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50% of normal. TLC doggie daycare will book to a maximum 20 dog capacity. We will NOT be booking your dogs in as previously with the 'regulars list'. Please DO NOT assume your dog is booked for the day because your dog was previously a 'regular'. We are booking each dog on a first emailed/called/texted basis. 

DAYCARE HOURS

Our regular daycare hours are Monday to Friday 6:30AM until 6:00PM. All dogs are required to be at daycare before 10:00AM. Nap time is from 1:00-2:30PM. Pick ups anytime after 2:30PM until 6:00PM.

If you have not pre-booked your dog for daycare, and you show up expecting your 'regular' spot- you will be declined entry for daycare - if we are at maximum capacity. 

TLC is closed for Monday May 18 for Victoria long weekend. TLC is closed for dog daycare Saturdays, however open for grooming appointments. 

GROOMING BOOKINGS

All previously missed or cancelled grooming appointments will be re-booked through email, text or phone. Our amazing groomer Jessica has graciously extended her hours of operation to help get caught up on grooming dogs. Grooming appointments can be booked Tuesday through Saturdays.

You can book your dog for grooming at call/text 204-794-5456 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GROUP DOG TRAINING CLASSES/PRIVATE TRAINING/IMPRINT TRAINING

A new group dog training class schedule will be posted on the website and the TLC FB page, just as soon as the re-opening dust settles. 

Previous clients who's training classes were discontinued due to the COVID 19 pandemic, will be emailed to set up new dates and times to complete classes they started. 

During this re-opening time, we are also enduring staff changes, we kindly request your patience and understanding during this continued time of crisis. 

As we continue to work hard at these new adjustments, answering the phone might be a bit difficult at times. You might be able to reach us faster, by text or email. 

Updates will follow on our TLC FB page and website. We will try and reach as many of our clients and TLC family as we can by phone, text and email. 

THANK YOU for your continued patience as we try to find our new normal. 

Together we are stronger! - Christie Golebiowski

 

Hello all our amazing TLC furiends,

TLC RE-OPENING MONDAY MAY 4 AT 6:30AM!

The Province announced today restoring services Phase One starting on May 4, 2020. This includes pet groomers and similar businesses.

Continued details will follow on updated protocols, as we continue to do our part to decrease the spread of COVID 19.

Booking and rescheduling grooming appointments, daycare and new group dog training schedules will follow in the following few days.

Your patience, support and understanding is greatly appreciated!

Looking forward to seeing you all again!

https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html…

 

April 1, 2020

To our valued TLC clients,

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that as of April 1, 2020, TLC is required to CLOSE as we are a NON- ESSENTIAL service.

Under the Orders under section 67 of The Public Health Act, https://manitoba.ca/…/pro…/2019_2020/orders-soe-03302020.pdf, “Doggie daycare. Group dog training classes. Private one on one training. Grooming” are not listed in the Schedule and therefore not a critical service.

We are able to re-open Tuesday April 28 for all services including daycare, grooming and training classes. Stay tuned to our website, and TLC Facebook page for additional updates.

Thank you to our amazing clients, for your continued support both emotionally and financially, during such as difficult time. Your kindness, generosity, and words of hope provide such as sense of calm during a chaotic time.

We will be back, stronger than ever! We have many more dogs to snuggle during nap time, more dogs requiring training, socialization and exposure, play time with furiends, and dog grooming through our many days to come.

Stay healthy and safe!

Christie Golebiowski - Business Owner

 

COVID 19 UPDATES

March 14, 2020

Our training, doggie daycare and grooming facility has always been committed to upholding the highest standards of sanitation and cleanliness. These efforts have further been increased, doing our part to help decrease the risk of spreading the COVID 19 virus:

All surfaces in both reception, grooming and play areas are thoroughly disinfected continuously throughout the day with veterinary grade anti-viral and anti-bacterial cleaners.

At this time WHO, and Veterinarians assure us that COVID-19 is not transmittable between dogs and humans.

We have hand sanitizer on the front desk for employee and client use, as well as a sink and full supply of hand washing soap in our washrooms.

The COVID 19 virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

During this time while using our services, we encourage our clientele to:

  • Stay home if you are sick or unwell.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes: Cover your mouth and nosewith a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Encourage your dog being dropped to the doggie daycare or grooming, to be as quickly as possible.
  • Minimize the attendees to our group dog training classes to one handler/owner/human per dog. We advise all children, elderly and immune compromised clients to stay home. If you are unable to attend a training class, emailed handouts are available with training videos. Graduation certificate will still be provided. We encourage you to email/text us any training videos from home for additional feed back and guidance. 

In addition, phone consults are available day, evening and weekends - for any dog related behavior and training questions.     

Your daycare attendants, dog trainers and groomers will make the necessary adjustments such as: 

  • Staying home if sick or unwell.
  • Keeping a safe distance from our clients.
  • Keeping our hands clean.

At this time TLC will continue to remain open during this World Wide crisis. We recognize our clients and their canine companions still need our services during this difficult time. As a small business, we rely on daycare, training, and grooming for our livelihood. We passionately request that you utilize our daycare, training and grooming services as much as possible to support our business during this time.

Daycare is an excellent way to keep your dog safe and happy while you work from home, manage your childcare needs, and provide an enriching life for your dog through these next few weeks.

TLC is fully stocked on dog treats for Kong stuffing and training, Whimzees and Bull Sticks for chewing needs, Nina Ottosson Interactive Puzzle Toys to keep your dog using their brain, when needed for quiet time.

We encourage you to keep your dogs routine the same as much as possible, as change in routines create some unneeded stress for your dog with some un wanted behaviors.

We need you to continue to utilize our services. Your continued support will allow us to stay financially solvent and sustainable through this crisis. Utilizing TLC's services ensures we can continue to care for your dogs, our dedicated team of educated and hardworking employees, and their families for many years to come.

Please feel free to comment, message, email, or call us with any questions you have for us about this situation or our services.

Our support systems remains open at this time. We can be reached by phone/text or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 204-794-5456.

You and your dogs are cherished members of the Training Loyal Companions family.

From the bottom of our hearts, we THANK YOU for your continued support.

Christie Golebiowski - Business Owner

 

COVID 19 UPDATES 

March 20, 2020

Dear Valued TLC Clients,

As the hours and days progress, we have been carefully monitoring the COVID 19 pandemic as well as the guidance from the health authorities.

Due to the latest updates, we feel its necessary to make the following adjustments:

We kindly request that you not come to the TLC if you have traveled internationally within the past 14 days. If you are unwell or experiencing symptoms such as: cough, fever or any upper respiratory symptoms.

We kindly request an increased social distance when possible, from your daycare attendants during drop off, pick up and payments.

During this time TLC will HOLD on report cards until further notice, to minimize contact to contact items such as paper and our TLC baskets.

TLC kindly requests clients spend as little time as possible dropping their dogs off for daycare.

TLC requests when dropping your dogs off, clients take their leashes, harnesses and any unneeded canine equipment with them, and return with their own equipment for pick up. TLC will use our own leashes, if needed to guide dogs to the play area when needed. If required, we are happy to lend our leashes for use to your car.

TLC would like to minimize using cash and checks as payments for services at this time. We kindly request payment by debit or eTransfer during this time.

TLC will not be offering harness fittings until further notice, to help decrease the time of human to human time spent together.

In an effort to support social distancing, we will be minimizing traffic in our current group dog training classes. Dogs should be accompanied by ONE human only.

TLC will be cancelling our up coming OFF LEASH PLAY TIME scheduled for SUNDAY MARCH 19 AND 26. We will see you again in the fall for the next off leash play time fun.

TLC will be cancelling daycare on SATURDAY MARCH 28. As the weather starts to turn, TLC will restart Saturday doggie daycare in September.

TLC continues offering training videos, handouts and other reputable resources for dog training classes, and behavior training at home.

Doggie daycare, imprint training and grooming services will operate as usual – until further notice.

Stay strong. Stay healthy.

Christie Golebiowksi – Business Owner

 

COVID 19 UPDATES 

March 22, 2020 

What a week it has been. I don't think anyone could have imagined the changes in the world that have happened in such a very short period of time. We are all feeling the heavy stress, exhausted, overwhelmed, trying to figure out how to operate, during this world wide pandemic.

It’s these experiences that bring us together, as we unite to help one another. During this time of uncertainty, I continue to think of fellow friends, family and others in the industry with their businesses, how each one of you is doing through this time.

Today is a time of unification, not division. A time of support, not shaming. A time to reach out to one another, to check in on each other. A time to be strong together, and shed tears together. During these times of uncertainty, together we need each other, to bring bravery through the unknown times ahead.

A huge shout out to my AMAZING employees who have shown strength and unification, to each other, and myself. With their amazing willingness to continue working hard through the day with extra cleaning and sanitizing, I could not do this without you. Their hard work and dedication is admirable, never over looked and always extremely appreciated beyond words.

A huge THANK YOU to our amazing thoughtful clients, with their constant words of encouragement, and for checking in with us to see how we are REALLY doing. Your compassion and true care touches my heart, and is truly appreciated during this time of hardship.

To all our clients who cannot attend daycare during this time with their dogs due to job loss, self quarantine or other reasons – WE STAND WITH YOU. We understand how painful this situation is for everyone. We thank you for your support through the years, we will see you when it is safe for you to return.

A HUGE shout out to my husband, for standing with me through the insanity, for your calm voice of reason. The support with TLC through the years is nothing less than amazing, I am one lucky girl, to have you in my corner.
As we continue to adjust through the continued changes in the hours, days and weeks ahead, we will continue to adjust and modify to do our part in flattening the curve.

Together we stand UNITED. Together we are cheering YOU on. We are stronger, when we stand TOGETHER.

Stay healthy!

Christie Golebiowski – Business Owner 

 

Winnipeg Dog Training School and Canine Education Center

Training Loyal Companions is a positive reinforcement family orientated dog training school located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We provide quality dog training and behaviour modification training to the Winnipeg area.

 

Winnipeg Doggie Daycare

Training Loyal Companions offers doggie day care in the Winnipeg, Manitoba area. Our doggie daycare provides a safe a friendly environment for dogs to play and make doggie friends. Together we work on creating a well balanced dog through exposure and socialization. 

 

Our Dog Training Mission Statement

To provide exceptional dog training, in a dog friendly clean environment. With professional supervision, Training Loyal Companions will detect and help eliminate behavior problems in your canine. Providing informational skills on communication and socialization will result in a confident, intelligent, well balanced happy dog. We train your dog based on connection, mutual trust and respect creating an unbreakable bond with your best friend.

 

Our Doggie Day Care Mission Statement

To provide your dog with a well supervised atmosphere to run, sniff and play with other dogs. To help them learn to speak dog, socialize with good social behavior friends, teach bite inhibition, exercise them mentally and physically. 

 

Our Grooming Mission Statement

To use kind gentle methods for bathing and grooming, all the while building our relationship and connecting with your dog. We truly believe in quality over quantity, creating a stress free grooming experience. 

 

"Creating communication between dogs and humans, one paw at a time."

 

Brook Lynn August 28, 2006 - February 19, 2019

Brook. Brookie. Bookers. Book Wyn. Book. Crazy Toes.

In November 2006, a quick day drive to Grand Forks, it was then I became a puppy owner for my first time. Does this fluff ball belong to you she asked. Yes that’s mine. I took her out of her kennel, felt her paws wrap around me tight, this is how we met. This is how our adventure began.

From The Forks, to St Vital Park, from City Life to Country life. We traveled together. Day after day. We stood strong together. Brook was easy to love, she made many friends along the way, captured the hearts of everyone she met. She truly was just the best.

Through our years together we also dabbled in agility and competitive obedience, Brook quickly told me she was happiest as a companion dog. And that she truly was.

She loved chasing the water stream from the hose, keeping the fire sparks in line and chillin in her dog house, of which was only shareable on rainy days. Day after day, we stood strong together. Year after year, she stood by my side.

Brook Lynn. From the bottom of my heart, I cannot thank you enough. For everything you taught me along the way. For every time you were there for me when I was in pain. It truly was my honour to know such an amazing dog.

In the words of Haleh on Abby Lockhart’s last ER shift. We are going to miss you so damn much.