Hi, so many of you know me as Vicki, Vic, or Mrs. Long, but I am also starting to be known as a small business owner! My dream has always been to own my own business. When I was a kid, that dream was to own my own veterinarian clinic, then I wanted to own my own horse boarding/training business! As you can see over the years my dream as a small business owner has changed until I found the perfect fit, a dog boarding/training/breeding business.
My goal is to meet your needs as a dog owner, if you need to board your dog for a family vacation I want to be here for you, or if you have a emergency and need a safe place to take your dog on short notice I want to be able to accommodate you if there is a way that I can. I love working with dogs, ( preferably kind sweet dogs who need to learn a few manners!:-)! So what better way to do that then by doing dog training?! I love doing Board & Trains, that is where your dog comes and stays here with our family and I get to teach them manners and basic obedience.
Now, a bit more about myself: I grew up just 5 miles from here and love North Idaho,and I plan to call it home until the day I leave this world. My husband and I have 3 kids, who are very strong willed and each has their own ideas and passions. I love to learn, I have read thousands of books, taken many classes and continue to learn new things all the time. Horses are my first love,and will hopefully always be a part of my life. I Love God and try to serve Him in all I do, and that means running my business honestly and with integrity.
Some of the occupations I have had over the last 15 years are: Caregiver, Vet Tech, and School Teacher. I grew up on a farm and have owner Horses, cows, pigs, dogs, cats, rabbits, goats, and chickens. My years as a vet tech have really helped me with caring for dogs I board or train, and my breeding business of English Springer Spaniels.
The goal of this blog is to help you with dog training, nutrition, basic care, starting a small business, and raising dogs. Please feel free to leave a comment if there is something specific you would like to see me write about.