Check out Chad’s phone interview on KFAN Sports Radio–FAN Outdoors with Bob St. Pierre (Pheasants Forever) and Billy Hildebrand (FAN Outdoors Host). Chad answers questions about boarding and training while your dog is at Willow Creek Kennels. (Part 1: Chad’s segment starts around 27:00). In Part 2, Chad answers a variety of questions on breed selection and training.
When your dog is here for boarding they will be treated as one of our own. Our new facility has 4×18 indoor/outdoor runs, tiled walls and six panel interior doors. They are heated during the winter and cooled during the summer months. We use kuranda beds for dogs to help create a comfortable place to rest. Keeping the environment clean is very important to us and we use a variety of pine and cedar shavings to maintain cleanliness and pleasant smells.
Dogs need to release their physical and mental energy daily. If they don’t get “worked”, many dogs can become anxious, nervous, over excited or even aggressive. When the dog is in a new place with new people, it can add to the unwanted energy, making the stay an unpleasant one for the dog. We want your companion to feel they are at a fun and exciting place while you are away. Daily training is the best way we have found to do this.
There was a study done by the humane society which found Circus animals to be more alert and mentally sound than zoo animals. In today’s age zoo animals are now trained daily to help them live a more balanced life, and keep them mentally and physically stimulated. That is why our boarding price includes one session of training each day. This training may consist of a run on the treadmill, heel, sit, whoa, learning to stay on a dog bed or an ATV run in the field or on birds. This way we can help them to relieve and focus their energy, both physical and mental.
Boarding – $25/night – All inclusive – Food, play/training time, bath and grooming
Boarding with optional training – $35/day [$25 for boarding night, $10 for training]- All inclusive – 2 sessions a day focusing on specific goals, food, birds, boarding, bath and grooming.
What to Bring:
Shot records verifying:
- Rabies vaccination
- Bordatella (kennel cough) vaccination
- DHPPC (distemper) vaccination
- Any medication other than flea and tick preventative or heart worm preventative
- Optional: Dog Food
What NOT to Bring:
- Training Equipment
- Flea and Tick Preventative
- Heartworm Preventative