Conalter Kennels first opened in 1994 as a gundog training and boarding facility, run by the internationally recognised authority on gundog training, James Douglas. After a hiatus, the present facility re-opened in 2010 and is run by a member of James’ family, Shena Hogg along with her husband Nigel.
Shena has more than 30 years experience of looking after dogs of all shapes and sizes. She has owned and bred spaniels, Labradors and terriers. She is now the proud owner of a 14 year old cocker spaniel, a 9 year old black lab and an 18 month miniature dachshund. Not just different sizes but very different personalities!
As Shena says “I can’t imagine life without a dog. Dogs have always been a big part of my life, whether I need an excuse to go for a walk or just want the comfort of a dog to snuggle on my lap!“
At Conalter our ethos is simple: we really care about the dogs we look after and want to provide high quality facilities for them. But beyond that, we want the dogs we have in our care to actually enjoy staying with us! We love it when they jump out of the car and run right up to us, tails wagging in anticipation of their stay.
"I wouldn’t EVER go anywhere else and will continue to pass referrals your way!"
"We are delighted with the way you look after Holly for us and will continue to use you in the future."
"The service you offer is fantastic and the love you show the dogs means a lot to their owners."
"A kennel ran by doggie people for doggie people, a very good understanding of owners and their dog’s needs. Shena and Nigel go out of there way to be helpful, always time for a blether, more a friendship as time has passed . The best recommendation are our dogs, they are always happy while at Conalter."
"Tailored personal service, flexible and caring owners. Our dogs love coming here and having fun!! Cannot recommend highly enough!"