Monday, 29 October 2012

Meet the team!

It occured to me that if I wanted to take my dog to a kennels, one of the most important things that I would like to know is 'who will be looking after my dog?'. After all you wouldn't leave your child with a person you didn't know anything about.

So, I thought I'd write a little about the Woodland View Kennel team so you can get to know us a little better!


 Lee used to work as a Chemistry teacher before taking on Woodland View Kennels. The plan when he and Zoe moved to the kennels was for Lee to continue teaching whilst Zoe ran the kennels, however, he decided to get out of his stressful teaching career and that they would both run the kennels as a husband and wife team.
Although it is Zoe who has the qualifications, Lee has a natural talent for working with dogs and can often bring the best out of any dogs with behavioural issues (nervousness etc).


Zoe is the Manager here at Woodland View Kennel. She has a BSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, and has worked with animals all her life, including horses, working as a veterinary nurse, and running her own dog walking and pet sitting business. 

Having never run a kennels before, Zoe and Lee run the kennels from a dog owner's point of view, by thinking 'what would we want from a kennels?', hense the luxury accomodation, friendly and personal sevice, and by most of all, making sure the dogs are not only clean and well fed, but that they have had plenty of exercise, mental stimulation and affection. 


Pete joined our team earlier this year in order to supervise the daycare for us. He is very experienced with dogs and is a keen Gundog Trainer, and trains and competes his dogs in trials. His experience in dog handling means he is a fab additon to the team and very capable when it comes to supervising the group play and assessing temperaments when dogs start the Doggie daycare. 

Work Experience Students

We also have regular Work Experience students come and help us out at the kennels. This is nice because it is helping young people in our local community, and also it is an extra person to play with the dogs and give them attention. We always monitor work experience students very closely to ensure that they and the dogs they work with are safe.