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Leader of the Pack Canine Institute (LOPCI) was founded in 2009 by Lisa McDonald CPDT-KA. Lisa has tested and earned her Certification as a Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT). LOPCI is a full canine facility specializing in all levels of dog training including behavior modification for dog and human aggression.  In addition, we offer day care, boarding and grooming service to the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas.  Our mission is to help families and their pet's by "creating happy and balanced dogs, one leader at a time".  


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Hey Pack Leaders! As we move into the winter months, we will be offering new weekend hours! Beginning October 8th our hours Saturday and Sunday will be:   Day Care: 8am – 6pm Boarding: 8am – 5pm   Weekday hours will remain the same: Day Care: 6:30am – 7pm Boarding: 6:30am – 6pm

Labor Day Boarding Tips

Labor day is just around the corner! That means last minute boarding reservations will be made left and right. LOPCI wants to make this as stress-free as possible for our clients. Keep in mind we will be closed for all pick ups and drop offs on Labor Day. As always we will have full staff […]

Voted Best of the Valley 2016 – THANK YOU!

We’re proud to announce we have won Lehigh Valley Magazine’s “Best of the Valley Awards” for Best Dog Daycare, Boarding Kennel, Dog Trainer & Dog Groomer for 2016! Thank you to all who voted.

Canine Influenza H3N8 required as of July 1st 2016

As of 7/1/2016, LOPCI will be requiring all dogs attending our day care and boarding programs to receive the Canine Influenza H3N8 Vaccination. This new requirement is in response to an alert from Merck Animal Health. The CIV H3N8 strain has now spread to 29 states. If your pet will be in any social environments including […]

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