19 May 2021
Kensington-bred TTs are always welcome to board with us in Stowe, assuming we aren’t in quarantine with either very pregnant girls or young puppies. Before Covid, Aza and Georgie Girl came every summer. This year, I’ve no idea what to expect. We offer only longterm overnight boarding and the rate is $35 per night.
In Stowe, we have a large tiled winter kitchen with an AGA that allows for indoor group play on an exercise mat that is roughly 100 square feet. We also have a conformation ring with mirrored walls set up in the basement. There are five sets of indoor double sized, two story cage banks situated in different areas of the house, as well as two grooming stations with standing dryers, each with window views. The dogs also have three fenced in areas where they enjoy supervised play on river stone with elevated outdoor beds, a tunnel and obstacle course. We cap occupancy at six animals (including our own). Mine is not a traditional ‘kennel’ operation. The animals live in the house with me and are invited into privilege rooms, like the real kitchen and living rooms, when they’re old enough and can use their manners. We often treat our puppies using spoons and forks, as there are times when yogurt and other soft foods are best delivered that way. Group ‘sits’ start at a young age. Peer pressure is invaluable in training and it’s wonderful fun to have multiple ages in residence, for all! Oftentimes, I’m lucky enough to have a doggie au pair in residence, too, to help with the socialization and exercise of the pack.
If you click on the video above, you’ll meet Miss Alice from Taiwan, demonstrating ‘group sit with banana’ with our January 2014 home pack of five animals. She has since earned her MBA and works in the field of international trade. We have other videos posted on youtube – LOTS of them! Some feature our international doggie au pairs with our ‘pack of the moment’.
While we prefer you deliver your Tibetan to Stowe for boarding, we can often arrange to meet you at a mutually convenient alternative location in New Hampshire or Massachusetts to ease travel logistics. For our longer term boarding friends, I often meet them at either Exits 9 or 16 in New Hampshire on I89, unless I’m in the Boston area for fun or business.