Previously in March 12, 2012, I published an article detailing my mini doxies new found love with their groomer Brenda. Since that time the groomer extraordinaire Brenda Boecking has returned to her roots as manager of her family’s business Vinjon’s Kennels in Chino Hills. This summer my mini dachshunds and I had the opportunity to tour the grounds of this full-service pet grooming, boarding, retail and training facility.
Vinjon’s Kennel got its start in 1971 in Yorba Linda, California where their flagship facility remains today. Since that time they have opened a second larger facility in Chino Hills. This larger facility also houses a large enclosed, grassy training facility run by “It’s A Dog’s World” K-9 Academy which is owned and run by resident and CEO Karen Widaman, Certified Professional Dog Trainer. Vinjon’s known for its top notch grooming which is headed by facility manager Brenda Boecking whose background includes 35 years in the pet industry with over 25 years in grooming and boarding.
Boarding at Vinjon’s offers comfortable and spacious accommodations for both dogs and cats. The dog facilities are designed with indoor and outdoor runs. The cats are provided with individual suites complete with lounging platforms. The dog and cat areas are kept separate from one another, the facilities are temperature controlled and are designed to provide a safe and secure environment for your pet during their stay. When I toured Vinjon’s Chino Hills facility it was on a hot summer day and I was impressed with the high level of cleanliness and absence of pet odors from such a large facility. Perks of boarding your pet with Vinjon’s include a 24 hour on call Veterinarian, available grooming appointments as well as the ability to schedule private training for your pup while they enjoy their stay. The boarding area also offers multiple outdoor play areas so that your pup can stretch their legs while catching some rays during their doggy vacation.
It’s A Dog’s World K-9 Academy located in the Vinjon’s Kennel Chino Hills location offers a wide variety of training options. They offer both private and group training for dogs as early as 10 weeks old. As mentioned above they also offer board and train classes for pets being boarded at Vinjon’s. Karen Widaman advised us that the most common issues they see from owners looking for correction in their pets are; pulling on leash, jumping up on people, and housebreaking. Karen and her team embrace these common challenges while also assisting pets and owners seeking to obtain their AKC Good Citizen Certification and Therapy Dog Certification as well as other programs. It’s A Dog’s World K-9 Academy also hosts “Yappy Hour” a supervised dog park themed gathering to help ease dogs into socialization while also educating owners on how to read their pets body language as well as explaining how a dog interprets an owner’s body language.
The team at Vinjon’s Kennels is also committed to their community and host monthly low cost vaccine, micro-chipping, spaying/neutering, and non-anesthetic dental cleaning clinics. They offer a monthly newsletter that customers can subscribe to receive via email which offers helpful hints for your pet’s health. On Saturday, October 19, 2013 the Vinjon’s Kennel team participated in the Chino Valley Bark for Life Walk.
Vinjon’s Kennel’s Chino Hills facility is conveniently located off of the 60 and 71 freeways and is easily accessible by the Inland Empire, Orange County and Southeast Los Angeles at 3890 Walnut Ave. Chino. For more information on Vinjon’s Kennels and the services they provide or to book an appointment for grooming and boarding call (909) 627-2212 or visit their website at www.vinjonskennel.com and be sure to like them on Facebook. For additional information on It’s A Dog’s World K-9 Academy call (909) 548-3150 or (866) 324-DOGS or visit their website at www.itsadogsworld.biz and follow them on twitter and check them out on Facebook.
So if your pet's care is important and you want a place that will treat your furry family member like one of their own then Vinjon's is the place for you.