RidgeView facility in Iowa has been undergoing lots of changes and updates that have patiently been waiting. We have hung up our sign, got some decorations, painted the interior walls, hung up many of our awards (some still waiting), and have finally hung up our Westminster Best of Breed winner Frosty the Snoman! We are no where close to done hanging up awards and Labrador decor but we are finally starting to put things up.
We have been able to add on as well as better fence the backside of our building where all of our adult dogs get turned out. We have made them safer, easier for dogs and humans to operate, as well as dig proof. We have also moved around a lot of dirt and rock trying to make this the best possible turn out for our dogs that we can offer.
We have added and attached bottom panels that help with digging and also protection.
We have moved, dug, and buried a lot of rock trying to get the turn out pens ready for our dogs to enjoy again. We worked hard throughout the whole day to get the panels dug out, attached, and buried.
The finished product with the panel buried.
We are very thankful for some outside help including Sam Battin for not only his guidance but also his skid-loader skills as we would not have been able to do this without his help.
We are currently working on adding support posts for the end of our shade canopies, that will be later up this week, stay tuned!
Kristie & Brittany
We have been up to so much here at RidgeView that it simply couldn't all be photographed as it went, even though we tried. We have been making lots of changes to the turn out pens for our dogs and getting them to be the best that we can for our dogs and puppies. We have added on to our existing pens and our puppies are so very happy.
We have added a small play area for young puppies to play with and for people to play with during the day by the front door to our office. We love all socialization with our puppies and we have many takers that love to cuddle some RidgeView puppies!
Fixing up the children's play pen has allowed for the puppies to play, explore, and problem solve at a young age.
Our puppies in transition (to small to be with the big dogs, to big to be with the puppies) now have more than enough room to run around and play as well as hide out in the shade. We have also made this pen dig proof as that has become their favorite past time. We are so happy to see happy dogs!
Kristie & Brittany
Welcome! This blog is run by Kristie Battin and Brittany Murphy. Both active employees at RidgeView Labradors located in Elkader, Iowa. We welcome you to explore and enjoy our blog and all that we have been up to! Feel free to ask questions and learn more.