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Facility

Tin Woof Inn is a boutique boarding facility with 75 square-foot indoor/outdoor runs and upgraded suites, as well as dedicated cat boarding. Your pet will be in climate-controlled comfort during their stay and romp in one of six large play yards in the mornings and afternoons.

The facility has 24-hour monitored alarm service and cameras with ensure every pet is safe and secure. All units have raised beds for your pet’s comfort. We also have both music and TV available in all kennel areas. These are designed to help minimize stress with ambient noise and create more of a home-like atmosphere.

Staff

Eden is a native of Bardstown, Kentucky. She has had a love and passion for all creatures great and small from a young age. This passion led her to pursue an education at Midway University, from where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Equine Studies with a concentration in Health and Rehabilitation. She started working as a vet tech in college. In October 2016, she began working at Tin Woof Inn’s Morehead facility. She recently moved to Frankfort with her husband Levi to work at our newest facility. She has a cat, Jingles, an English Bulldog, Lucy, and an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie Mix, Ellie.

Andrea has been with Tin Woof Inn since January 2017 at our Ashland facility. She studied at Marshall University as a Jazz Studies Major before deciding to move to Frankfort with her husband Bobby and three dogs. Mia, a 5-year-old blue merle Border Collie, and Cricket, a 2-year-old black-and-white Border Collie, compete in a variety of disciplines, including disc dog, dock diving, barn hunt, trick training and rally. Her other dog Jack was a rescue from a local shelter in West Virginia and now enjoys life as a couch potato and companion to her husband when Andrea travels for competition. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, which is evident in all the wonderful creations she wears to the kennel.

Arwen Price has been with TWI since Jan. 2019. She grew up showing and training hunter jumper horses, so it was a fairly easy transition when she began training and showing dogs in 2015. She began as a student – learning from some of the top trainers locally and internationally- Trisha Koetter, Dawn Weaver, and Silvia Trkman, all of whom have shaped her training style and methods. As she became more competitive with her own dogs and more knowledgeable, Arwen began to offer performance sport classes geared towards helping people compete with their own dogs.

Performance sports quickly became her specialty as she loved competing with her own dogs and coaching students to reach their potential in the show ring. She actively competes in agility, barn hunt, conformation, rally, and obedience with her own dogs. Her 5 year old mixed breed, Mattie, is very competitive in rally and has been the #2 All American dog in year end points for the past 3 years. She has earned her CDX in obedience and won a High in Trial award. Additionally, she has her RATCHX5 title and is working on her RACH and MACH titles. Arwen’s 3 year old Cairn Terrier Pixie has earned her conformation Championship and is currently the #2 Cairn Terrier in National Owner Handler Series points for 2019. Pixie also has her RATCHX, making her the #2 Cairn Terrier in barn hunt and will be making her agility debut later this summer.

Boarding

We have built this facility with state-of-the-art design and materials with your pet’s comfort and safety in mind. We have used only Priefert brand kennel panels, the best in the industry with no chain-link fences. The two-acre premises are enclosed by a six-foot-tall security fence and have more than 2,600 feet of fencing to protect and secure your pet. Unlike many home-based boarding facilities, our 4,300-square-foot building was approved by the state of Kentucky and is finished with USDA-approved materials with three separate heating and cooling zones. Pets are kept in one of three main kennel areas. While most of our units are the same 75 square feet (25 indoors, 50 outdoors), we have units with larger doors to the outside, privacy panels, and top enclosures to accommodate a variety of special needs.

Due to high demand at our other facilities, we have expanded our pet suites to include 8 pet suites. These units are almost twice the size of our regular units (6 feet by 8 feet inside) and feature themed pictures, accessories, televisions and pet-friendly furniture to create a home-like environment. This area has fewer runs and is generally quieter, better accommodating older pets or pets with special needs. The suites are almost always reserved, so if you want your pooch to be in the total lap of luxury during their stay, be sure to reserve your dates quickly!

We have a dedicated cattery with a living-room-like environment. Cats are kept in large enclosures with a view outdoors and are far enough away from the dogs so they won’t be disturbed or stressed by any doggie noises or smells. They can enjoy play time outside their units and lounge on the numerous windowsills or cat-walk that is positioned around the walls. A TV in the room also provides ambient noise, and they can keep up on their favorite shows!

Day Care

Our outdoor pool.

Many people with active dogs or puppies like to give them the opportunity to play with other dogs and have socialization experiences beyond the home. Day care is an ideal environment to teach social etiquette and give an energetic pet a real play workout with other dogs. In day care, dogs have several opportunities to interact with other dogs, play ball, swim, fetch, play Frisbee, or whatever they like … assuming it is legal. We guarantee your pet will go home tired after a day care session.

We recommend dogs be dropped off between 7:00-9:00 a.m. in order to ensure they get ample time to play during morning play-time sessions. Day care dogs should be picked up prior to closing (6 p.m.).

Training

Beginner Obedience

This class is open to all dog and handler teams wanting foundation obedience skills. All ages are welcome, no prerequisites. Class will cover training techniques to build a solid working relationship and teach all the basic obedience commands: come, sit, down, stay, heel. We will also teach a few tricks including watch, spins, and sit pretty.

Intermediate Obedience

This class is designed for graduates of the Beginner Obedience class and continues work on all the basic obedience commands at a more advanced level. This class focuses on working with higher distractions and developing a reliable recall, perfecting the heel and working with your dog in protected, off-leash areas. Plus special attention is devoted in each class to teach your dog the skills to walk comfortably at your side.

Intro to Barn Hunt

This class is for dog and handler teams brand new to the sport of barn hunt. It will teach the basic objectives and rules, introduce dogs to rats and tunnels, and begin to shape a consistent alert behavior for the dogs to do when they find the rat tube.

Novice and Open Barn Hunt

This class is for teams who have completed the Intro to Barn Hunt class and/or are actively competing at the novice or open level at barn hunt trials. We will be working on preparing dogs to compete in novice and open by improving independent hunting, shaping an alert behavior, and completing full practice runs.

Senior and Master Barn Hunt

This class is for teams who have earned their Open title (RATO) and are competing at the senior or master level. We will be practicing upper level runs and problem solving any issues for each individual dog. Dogs will also be learning to give an “All Clear” behavior, which is needed at the master level.

Intro to Rally

This class is not offered every month, but when available, it is a class for dog and handler teams who want to get started in rally. Prerequisites include the Intermediate Obedience class or a good understanding of the heel command and consistent performance on all basic obedience commands. Students will improve their heeling, work on attention, and learn all the Novice rally signs.

Competition Rally

This class is designed for dog and handler teams actively competing in rally or working toward competing. Prerequisites for this class include the Intro to Rally class, or instructor approval which can be attained if the handler knows all the basic rally signs and the dog is comfortable running full rally courses. Each class includes group warm up heeling, walking a “nested” course to discuss specific handling options, and running the full course or sections as needed for each individual dog.

Intro to Agility

This class is not offered every month, but when available it is open to all dogs over the age of 6 months who have completed a group basic obedience class either at Tin Woof Inn or elsewhere. The class will teach handlers the rules and safety considerations for the sport of agility and will introduce the dogs to each piece of equipment.

Intermediate Agility

This class is open to graduates of the Intro to Agility class or dogs who have completed agility courses elsewhere. Dog and handlers will work on various skills each week. Focusing on contact behaviors and building confidence on all equipment in small sequences.

Competition Agility

This class is for dog and handler teams running sequences and full courses. We will work on one specific skill each week and run a sequence or course. Skills addressed: Weaves, contacts, start line stays, jump wraps, serpentines, backsides, etc. This class is open only with instructor approval. As dogs are ready, they will graduate out of Intermediate Agility and move into Competition.

Retail

We carry an extensive line of super premium all-natural dog and cat foods including Fromm and Zignature. We also offer Canine Correct, a Kentucky Proud Product. We can order from our suppliers just about anything you might want.

We carry a selection of high quality, American sourced training treats. These new products emphasize freshness and high-quality ingredients with a minimum amount of processing and no preservatives.

We also offer a wide variety of toys that are “paw-approved” by our own dogs.

Grooming

We offer full grooming services. Our groomer has experience grooming a wide array of breeds. We want your dog to get the best groom possible which is why you meet with the groomer when you drop off your pet. This allows you to communicate directly with them on how you want your pet trimmed. As an owner, you get exactly what you want.

Our basic grooming price includes a bath, nail trim/grind, sanitary trim and overall body trim/cut. Our prices are based on breed and your individual dog’s condition. Call for a quote and an appointment today!

Aqua Therapy

Gale Templeton, our co-owner at TWI, believes in staying active and staying current on the newest therapies available for pet owners. Keeping our pets healthy for as long as possible is something everyone wants for their pets, so Gale decided to continue her training and become a certified Aqua Therapist in 2016.

Our indoor aqua therapy pool is heated year-round to allow your dog the opportunity to receive the best care possible all year long! The temperature ranges from 87-94 degrees. The salt water pool is less harsh on the skin and coat of your dog than a typical chlorine pool as well as more sanitary.

Assisted Hydrotherapy (Aqua Therapy) sessions are beneficial for ANY dog, but especially ideal for dogs who are:

  • Seven years or older
  • Struggling to climb into the car or up the stairs
  • Arthritic, handicapped or with chronic degenerative disease
  • Overweight or obese
  • Preparing for/recovering from surgery
  • Injured or suffering from other non-surgical conditions
  • Experiencing behavioral issues
  • Puppies
  • Dogs who haven’t learned to swim yet

In our assisted canine aqua therapy sessions, a trained and certified aqua therapist is always with your dog, guiding the session, monitoring your dog’s health, and ensuring maximum benefit from every session.

The widening use of Aqua Therapy for dogs is evident in the proliferation of new canine therapy facilities that have opened throughout the country. It is being used for chronic pain management programs, weight loss and management, cardiac rehabilitation and recovery from injury and surgery.

The body’s reaction to warm water causes the nerves at the surface of the skin to carry impulses deep into the body. This has been found to lessen pain and sensitivity, stimulate the immune system, aid lymphatic drainage and aid in blood circulation. It is also likely to leave your dog both physically and mentally relaxed. This exercise delivers a low-impact full body workout for your dog.

Benefits of Warm Aqua Therapy include:

  • Enhanced range of motion/flexibility
  • Strengthen muscles
  • Relieve muscle spasm
  • Maintain and improve mobility
  • Improve respiratory and cardiovascular function
  • Reduce weight bearing stresses on painful joints
  • Assist weight loss and management
  • Promote general fitness
  • Calm anxiety

Newer studies have shown dogs that have been in shelters or in disadvantaged living conditions respond incredibly well to aqua therapy. They are less anxious and fearful, and this increases the chances of them being adopted into a permanent and caring home.

Assisted-swim therapy is also ideal for performance and sports dogs, or any dog who needs to maintain peak fitness. It is a safe, low-impact workout for total body conditioning; in fact, a five-minute swim is equivalent to a five-mile run.

We do not diagnose or cure specific ailments, perform surgery or prescribe medications. Aqua therapy is not a replacement for proper veterinary care and any injuries or diseases must be medically diagnosed and treated by a licensed vet.

DockDogs

If your dog loves to run, jump and swim, then DockDogs is definitely the right place for you. We welcome any breed, any mix, any size to come out and join our Dock Diving family! DockDogs is the fastest growing sport on four legs. The Ashland and Frankfort TWI locations are the only officially sanctioned DockDogs affiliated facilities in the state of Kentucky.

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Hours

Monday-Friday
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday
3-6 p.m.

Rates

(plus applicable sales tax)

Regular boarding (one dog, one run)
$38.00

Second dog, same run
$29.00

Day boarding (per dog, cutoff time is 10 a.m.)
$24.00

Suites (one dog)
$47.00

Second dog, same suite
$37.00

Long-term boarding (per dog, 30 days)
Call for rates

Day care (per dog, per day)
$24.00

Day care card (6 days)
$120.00

Day care cards (two or more purchased at same time, each)
$110.00

Cat boarding (one cat, one enclosure)
$20.00

Second cat, same enclosure
$10.00

Aqua therapy per hour
$50.00

Aqua therapy per half hour
$30.00

Aqua therapy for three half-hour sessions
$80.00

Aqua therapy for three one-hour sessions
$135.00

Nail grind
$15.00

Bath (depending on size)
$18-35.00