If you have made it this far then you are pretty far into the new website. I hope you are enjoying your experience and welcome to RidgeView Membership. This lets you see the behind the scenes of how we run our kennel, meet our people, and OF COURSE meet the dogs.
In with the new:
We've been keeping the look of the new kennel pretty under wraps, well here are some much needed updates. We have finished the outside of the kennel except for some cement yet to pour (hoping for nice weather). The inside office is set up but still under construction as we work towards painting the dry wall and getting trim up around the edges. The bathroom is also steps from being completed. Located in our office is also transition pens for puppies 6 weeks and up awaiting to go to their new homes. This makes working in the office (like I am now typing you this nice blog) much more enjoyable as I have cute puppies to entertain me. Our latest genius training idea in the office area is introducing astro-turf as a potty area. As you can see, it is going over well!
In the main kennel we have set up many large fans to help keep our beloved adults comfortable. They all believe that the concrete is cooler than the dog beds. We have also been working hard on getting exercise pens built and maintained outside. This included finding panels from all over the property and surrounding three houses, but..they look great and the dogs enjoy their sun bathing. We have been working hard on setting up shade screens on the outside pens off the side of the building and it has been nothing short of a battle in this Iowa wind. Pictures to come soon.
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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.