Boarding in Dixon, California -
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We board primarily high-energy, outdoor loving dogs that have a bit too much energy and need for human interaction, to stay home alone, unattended. We have some of the largest indoor/outdoor private runs in the area, 2-3 times larger than many of the smaller, indoor kennels. We have a total of 42 runs available for busier times but average 25-30 dogs per night. This leaves plenty of time for private walks, extra affection, and the attention our fur babies deserve. Rates include 3-4 visits in our exercise yards every day, compared to 1-2 visits or additional charges for playtime at other facilities.
With safety at the top of our priority list, we go above and beyond to keep your dog as healthy as possible. In addition to hosing out the kennels throughout the day, all kennels are cleaned with dawn soap and sanitized with Kennelsol, each and every day. Many facilities only sanitize after a dog checks out. However, a daily cleaning and sanitizing, reduces the chance of outbreaks, critical for a safe kennel environment. Dogs are also provided with a newly sanitized bowl for each meal. This reduces the risk of spreading diseases that pass through saliva.
Our clean, spacious kennels are attached to a large barn or 4x5 hutch, which stays about 20 degrees cooler than outside in the summer. We are located 15 minutes from UC Davis Veterinary Hospital and 10 minutes from the Nut Tree in Vacaville, conveniently located just off i-80.
Steve Klassen, who has been training dogs professionally since 1992 was Blue Ridge's head trainer for the past 30 years. Steve got into this business because he loves dogs. Steve is a master trainer who relies on finesse rather than force when handling and training dogs. His soft touch with training and charming personality won over the owner of a German Shorthaired Pointer named Bruce. Steve and Caitlin were married in 2019, and she has encouraged Steve to step-back to enjoy life outside of training. Caitlin has taken the leading role with the boarding business, maintaining a client base that stretches back to the early 90's.