Hi! My name is Cynthia Jaqua and I am honored and blessed to introduce myself as the owner of CJ’s Canine Country Club.
My doggie background started in the 1980s when I was working at Abercrombie and Fitch in Beverly Hills, California. A man walked in with a very big Rottweiler named “Taz” and had him “Sit and Stay” in my shoe department. He then proceeded to shop the rest of the store for over an hour; Taz stayed right there and didn’t budge. When he was done shopping, he released his dog and out the door he went…..and I followed!
The joy and privilege I had hanging out with Taz was something I had never felt before. Customers were amazed that Taz stayed right there waiting for his owner to come back. They called him, petted him, but he never moved. He was a very sweet boy. It was like Taz was mine in a way, and he literally changed my life.
I left A&F and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to work in this man’s boarding facility where they trained dogs for various police departments on the West coast. That is where I learned to train dogs in Basic Obedience and I realized my life was literally now “going to the dogs.”
When I returned to Findlay, I started alongside Dr. Gary Cotton at Animal Medical Center as a Veterinary Technician. I worked with Dr. Gary for his first 10+ years, and during that time I realized I wanted something more.
Owning a doggie daycare has been a dream of mine for a long time. I have traveled the United States visiting all kinds of facilities, some for several days. I have attended several doggie daycare and boarding expos, and logged hundreds of Continuing Education hours that pertained to our canine companions.
Two of the really fun courses were Dog Language and Group Play. Some of the topics that were covered are Breed Behavior, Body Language, Play Behavior, Dog to Dog Greetings, People to Dog Greetings, and Leadership Interactions, just to name a few.
I am proud to say that every employee at CJ’s has or will take the same courses with the addition of Canine First Aid and Canine CPR.
Transparency, safety, and the well-being of your four legged family member is top priority while in our care. That will never change!