With 26 years of teaching experience, Angela Fowler at Mountain Dell Equestrian is skilled at providing riding instruction and coaching to budding bronco busters. Before hitting the trails, allow Fowler to select an appropriate steed to complement your experience and wardrobe selection, or bring along your own filly to ride. Saddle up your equine pal for an hour of trotting, cantering, and telepathic bantering in either the scenic outdoor or lighted indoor arena. Lessons include instruction on tacking and untacking the horse in appropriate festoonery, including a saddle, bit, bridle, and Velcro-bound top hat.
Helmed by Dr. Jeff Smith, the staff at Vetcetera Animal Hospital combines state-of-the-art techniques with holistic services to care for pets in accordance to their owners' medical philosophy. On the holistic side of the hospital, technicians administer homeopathic alternative treatments and minimal vaccine doses in addition to providing post-operation recovery in the arms of a person and not a cage. More conventional treatments include surgery, in-house lab testing, and dog and cat couples therapy.
The trainers at Thank Dog! Bootcamp tap into dogs' energy and devotion to motivate humans to get into shape. Bootcamps cater to two-legged and four-legged participants at the same time. Instructors divide each 60-minute workout into 10-minute segments alternating between cardio, obedience training, and doggie downtime while humans perform strength-training drills. In addition to being a good form of exercise, the classes instill basic obedience-training techniques that can be used at home.
The behavior specialists at Dog World Resort pamper and engage vacationing canines at a spacious facility with 10,000 square feet of fenced outdoor space that offers daycare, boarding, and grooming services. During counselor-supervised doggy daycare, pups are divided by their size, playfulness, and reading level before they can frolic through two indoor playrooms strewn with toys, slosh through kiddie pools, or clamber atop playground equipment outdoors. Elderly pets wind down in a separate sanctuary devoted to relaxation and idle snacking. Overnight stays at the Doggy Hotel include daytime hours spent at daycare and evenings filled with movies or playtime before mutts fall asleep inside large crates or spacious Taj Mahal suites, which sport Parisian wall decals and cheetah-print couches long enough to fit a reclining Napoleon. Owners can request extras such as a nature walk or homemade treats, and can retrieve four-legged friends at any hour with prior notice. At the spa, canines of all sizes are coddled with standard bathing, brushing, and nailcare services. Aromatherapy packages scent fur with vanilla or lavender aromas before staffers scrub teeth and top heads with bows to make them look more like luxury sedans purchased on the sly.