I have never felt comfortable boarding my dogs, but since moving to Chesapeake (and away from family who could take my pup) I was thrilled to find Chalquest Kennels, owned by former trainers (and the director of training) at Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Lynne and Russ KNOW DOGS. They have both trained all kinds of dogs and provide private in-home training as well. Chalquest is an older kennel that they bought, so it may not have all the bells and whistles that newer kennels do, but Russ and Lynne are dedicated to making sure your dog has a happy kennel experience. One-on-one time, outside play time in the one-acre fenced area, bath and grooming at the end - all of these are included, not extra charges. I feel very comfortable leaving my dog there, knowing she's in good hands.
Address: 306 Cedar Road, City Hall 2nd Floor, Chesapeake, VA 23322 ..
The founder of Crain’s Kennels (Rusty Crain), was born and raised in Oklahoma but now lives in Chesapeake, VA. Rusty is an established trainer, and a behavioral expert; not only in Virginia but the entire East Coast. Rusty earned all his certification such as dog trainer (K9 Handler), Regional Trainer, and Kennel Master (K9 Training Master) from the United Stated Navy, combined with the prestigious dog training (K9) program at Lackland Air force Base in Texas. He attended and graduated from the Military Working Dog Handler Course (equivalent to what other dog trainers call dog training school) in 1999. Then in 2005, he was selected to attend the even-more-prestigious Military Working Dog Trainer/Supervisor Course. There is no comparison or equivalent you can make to these courses in the civilian dog training educational community.
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