Welcome to RIDGEVIEW RETREAT. A true Doggie Oasis! Fully Fenced Acreage for Safety & Security. PACK WALKS/HIKES ARE INCLUDED IN OUR RATES (weather permitting).
We absolutely adore dogs - big dogs, little dogs, all dogs! Little dogs that act like big dogs ...... & big dogs that think they're little dogs .. hee hee. ****** PLEASE NOTE THAT PACK WALKS and SUPERVISED SOCIALISATION ALL DAY - ARE ALREADY INCLUDED IN OUR RATES ******
We are a mature aged professional couple and both have had dogs since our childhood.
There's truly something special between the bond of a 'Dog and its Owner'.
Or should I say .. a Balanced Dog and its Owner.
With Love and Respect
this can .....
and will be
We have been minding dogs for well over 10 years now.
We absolutely are very blessed to be able to do what we do with our own dogs, as well as our furry guests.
We truly Love Dogs, but also Respect Dogs and give them what they actually Need
.. beyond love, cuddles and affection.
We give them that PLUS ....... we actually allow the Dog to actually just be a Dog!
STRUCTURED Supervised Socialisation to allow this to occur safely.
We are Professionally Trained Behaviourists and we do behavioural training on our own property, with your furry baby, so that we can have all the Big Dogs and Little Dogs all mixing together in our OPEN KENNEL ENVIRONMENT safely and securely.
We're very proud of our ability to achieve this and that's what MAKES US STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD!
We have access to nearly 2 acres FULLY FENCED property - 12 mins to Robina, 6 mins to M1. We do daily hikes around the Bonogin Hills & our motto is "a Tired Dog is a HAPPY Dog!" Social interaction & play are also top priorities. We have 3 fully fenced grassed yards (1.6m high with s/steel mesh fencing on bottom at a minimum, and the largest is 1.8m high), as well as a large undercover alfresco area and a huge pool and entertainment area - so in all 4 separate yards - which can all be connected, or all kept separated. But we advocate the socialisation with both large and small dogs (fully supervised) in our 'open kennel' environment. We have the dogs play all day together with no limitations to their Socialisation.
Dogs MUST be comfortable around other dogs, off lead. Depending on size, age and fitness we would gladly take your furry baby on our pack walks, and we advocate the use of positive reinforcement for training and managing behaviours. When staying for an Overnight Stay, or Doggy Daycare, the walks are INCLUDED in the fee.
We advocate positive training techniques to keep our own pooches & guests, calm and harmonious whilst in our care. We sometimes use Backpacks (in the cooler months only) & always use Slip Leads when we walk all the pooches. I have a Certificate IV in Dog Psychology and Behavioural Science, am a member of the PPGA, an RSPCA Dog Minding (Pet Sitting) Certificate as well as a Police Background Check Clearance also.
We also offer Day Boarding on MONDAYS to FRIDAYS with fully supervised socialisation and pool playtime too. Pack Walks are included in the Day Boarding rates (weather permitting). Please note that spaces are limited, so book ahead to guarantee your furry baby being spoilt by Ridgeview Retreat and give you complete peace of mind whilst you are away. If you would like your beloved pooch to stay and sleep indoors .. not a problem .. but they MUST be able to either use the doggie door (if small enough), otherwise old enough to know to 'hold it for the night' .. if not, they will sleep under the alfresco or extra large dog house.
DAY BOARDING * Drop off time is between 7am - 930am, (to avoid the heat in Summer we leave by 7:30am on our early morning Pack Walk). 1st timers must arrive after 730am, to allow integration into their new environment, before they can be allowed on a Pack Walk * Pick up is STRICTLY by 5pm, otherwise extra charges will apply.
OVERNIGHT BOARDERS * Drop off time is after 7-11am (M-F), 8-11am (Sat), 2:30-4 (Sun) * Pick up times for MON-FRI - between 7 -11am or 3-5pm * Pick up times for SAT 8 - 11am or 3 - 4:30pm * Pick up times on SUN 2-3:30pm only N O
E X C E P T I O N S ........ NO DROP OFFS OR PICK UPS ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS - NO EXCEPTIONS The current C5 Vaccination Certificate must be presented PRIOR to Booking. .. either sent via email or text through. All pooches must be completely up to date with their Worming, Flea and Tick treatments also.
As we have an OPEN KENNEL ENVIRONMENT we cannot allow Personal Inspections, as we MUST maintain our Calm and Balanced Environment, without any External Disruptions, but are very happy to answer any questions you may have.
PN : we are unable to take any AMERICAN STAFFYS (pitbulls), ENGLISH STAFFYS or BULL TERRIERS mixed who are over 6 months of age, whom haven't stayed with us before. They can be looked at a Case-by-Case basis, but must have extremely good Social Skills and have strong and consistent leadership at home, otherwise they will not suit our Open Kennel Environment unfortunately.
UNDESEXED Males over 10 months of age, are unable to be accepted, or if they constantly mark or hump other dogs they are not suitable for our Open Kennel Environment.
UNDESEXED Females over 12 months of age, must have Breeding Certificate presented, otherwise will not be accepted. Females in Heat are not able to attend during this period, or for 14 days after.
Dogs that Bark EXCESSIVELY will NOT able to be accepted into our Open Kennel Environment
CHRISTMAS BOOKING 2019
$80 per night, per dog
MON 14 DEC 2019 to 10 JAN 2020
EASTER BOOKING 2020
$80 per night, per dog
FRI 2 APR to SUN 18 APR 2020
Please note ….. that these bookings will only be accepted by us once the correct pricing is amended on the Pawshake website, as different pricing isn’t able to be accepted without a Manual Adjustment.
Monday to Friday
7am - 11am and 3pm - 5pm
8am - 11am and 3 - 4:30pm
2:30pm - 4pm ONLY
Faced with an unplanned 2-week stint in quarantine, Louise and Stephen were amazing - helping us out at the last minute and going above and beyond all expectations to make sure our Dalmatian Lucy was well looked after and happy. As an added bonus, she now walks PERFECTLY on a lead 😀.
Vinnie and Rocco are all played out and happy tired dogs after their play date. We trust Louise and Steven with our pups. We know they are safe and loved. It’s such a relief knowing we can leave them with someone great and go and enjoy our time away.
* PACK WALKS ARE INCLUDED IN OUR RATES
* Professional Mature Age Couple whom are fully experienced in Dog Psychology and Behavioural Training
* Dogs are only taken out of our yards ON LEAD - for their walk
* Professional Dog Pack Walkers
* experienced with large dog breeds (and small)
* DAY BOARDING - Mondays to Fridays only (no weekends)
* we advocate the use of positive reinforcement for training & managing behaviours in our own dogs, and puppy guests.
* large dog area = 1400sqm grassed area (fully fenced - 1.6m to 1.8m high)
* medium dog area = 450sqm grassed area (fully fenced 1.6m high, with stainless steel mesh on bottom so very secure)
* small dog area = 300 sqm grassed area (fully fenced, bricked up and side boundary fence, with panels across so again, very secure)
* plenty of shade, plenty of space, plenty of fresh water available, plenty of walks and playtime.
* swimming lessons offered in the warmer months .. INCLUDED in the rate
* do NOT tolerate any dog aggressive behaviours (food aggression, toy aggression and pulling on the lead) - we will use our techniques and patience so any dogs who stay will also be socialised and integrated into the pack - with no aggression allowed.
* all guests MUST be comfortable around other dogs, to be able to be incorporated into our Open Kennel Environment.
* Dogs that bark EXCESSIVELY will not be able to be accepted in our Open Kennel Environment
* XMAS BOOKINGS : 20 DEC to 12 JAN : $75 per dog, per overnight stay
* Xmas Bookings only Accepted once Webpage updated with correct pricing
Monday to Friday 7am - 11am and 3pm - 5pm
Saturdays 8am - 11am and 3 - 4:30pm
Sundays 2pm - 3:30pm ONLY
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