Make sure to pop by 45-09 40th Street and say hello to Gary and Claudia of the recently opened Finest Canine Care! After a few years of establishing their on-line canine care-taking business, the duo have actualized their next goal: opening a storefront location in Sunnyside, Queens. This has allowed them to expand their services beyond pet training, sitting, and walking to encompass daycare for dogs. For now, they don't offer training, but still incorporates the techniques stemming from many schools of thought on canine behavior into everyday interactions.
From crafting their business website from scratch to renovating the exterior and interior of the storefront space, the couple has done it DIY. Each element of their business is thoughtfully executed and reflects the duo's passion for what they do. The team is experienced, with both Claudia and Gary taking care of their own dogs for years before becoming animal care professionals. For both, this business combines passion with work. Gary, born and raised in Sunnyside, is a long-time canine trainer and care-taker. Claudia has years of corporate experience, and changed her career trajectory after realizing her passion for working with dogs full-time.
The business emphasizes the importance of safety when working with canines and communicating with owners about best practices with each individual dog. When asked about the top tips to caring for canines, Gary and Claudia emphasizes the following:
Walk your dog for at least 45 minutes, two times daily
Be firm with directives when interacting with your pet; don't be afraid to say "no"
Don't issue commands out of frustration, always stay calm
To learn more about services and daycare schedules, Gary and Claudia can be best reached at (347) 826-6441. Canine clients need to pass a temperament test and must have all required vaccines.