We feel that putting a dog in a small enclosed room with a solid door and no view of the daily activities is very stressful. The dogs need to see what is going on and to see other dogs so that they do not feel isolated. We also steered away from full glass fronts because they tend to get hot and stuffy. The stainless steel open front on the kennel provides excellent air circulation and takes full advantage of the year-round climate controlled facility.
Having individual outdoor runs attached to each kennel has a few down-sides. Firstly, having a trap door or sliding gate to the outside defeats the purpose of our air conditioning in the summer and is very drafty in the winter. Secondly, not having these trap doors also prevents unwanted little ‘guests’ from coming in to get warm during the winter.
All of the dogs are taken out into fenced, supervised yards four times a day. They are put in playgroups of no more than six dogs per yard where they get to run and play with other dogs and get a lot of that all important socialization that dogs need. In addition, they will also receive a ONE-ON-ONE play time with one of our staff members.
Absolutely. We can either put your older dog out with similar dogs that just like to calmly mingle and just ‘chill’ on the gazebo, or we can take him for a walk on his own to get his exercise and outdoor times.
Yes, for your pet’s one-on-one, any of our mature, qualified staff will gladly take him for a walk on one of our trails. We will never entrust your pet’s care to children.
Through experience, we have found that by nature non-neutered male dogs tend to be more dominant and assertive toward the other dogs. The other dogs can also sense that there is a non-neutered male in the kennel so many become restless and uneasy whether inside resting or outside playing. We therefore chose to put the welfare and enjoyment of all of the other dogs first, in our decision.