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Your cherished pet is in good hands at Kingsmark Kennels, Northern Arizona's premier boarding resort. Let us pamper your family member to a spa day, luxury boarding or fun filled activities that will keep your pal busy! We offer it all from VIP packages, supervised socialization, one on one play time & doggie day camp. You won’t find another boarding resort that will do what we do!

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How to make sure your dog walk doesn't turn into chaos

Written by Shannon Gottschammer.

Your walk in the park doesn’t need to start in a chaotic, adrenaline-fuelled rush, as trainer Tony Cruse explains.
So, you’ve arrived at the park. What happens next? Is your dog so excited that he rushes up to other dogs and gets into trouble? Is he so wound up that he chases the joggers around and around… and around?

This is not a great start for a park walk and it really doesn’t have to be this way!

Previously we looked at leaving for the park and how to ensure the journey was a calm one. Hopefully, your dog is now happy in the car and not an over-wound spring upon arrival.

This time, we’re focusing on the start of your walk. If it starts in an unruffled, controlled way, the rest of it should be trouble-free and enjoyable too.

Don't let the chaos begin!

We’ve all seen the car arriving in the car park rather too fast, with the dog barking crazily in the back. The owner opens the hatchback and Rover’s off, chasing the nearest dog and generally being a nuisance. The owner appears unconcerned as he puts on his wellies, seemingly oblivious to other owners’ worried looks. It is not the dog’s fault; the dog has never learned what is expected and is in no mood to learn because he is always so excited and full of adrenaline.

From this point onwards the owner will have little control over the dog who is likely to fall into the usual trap of chasing joggers, following other dogs, and not returning when called. You should be looking to engage with your dog and have a connection from the beginning of the walk.

Space and preparation

It makes good sense when you drive into the car park to locate and park in a space away from other parked cars. This enables you to prepare for the walk and allow your dog out without being distracted by a returning walker or another owner who has just arrived.

Having parked up, prepare yourself: first put on your wellies and do a quick check to ensure you have all you need for your walk. Then you can focus on your dog.

Pet of the Month - Boston Terrier

Written by Shannon Gottschammer.

KC Group: Utility
Size: Small
Height: Boston Terriers usually average 35.5 - 43cm
Weight: The breed standard lists three weight classes: lightweight: under 6.8kg; middleweight: 6.8 - 9.1kg; heavyweight: 9.1 - 11.4kg
Average lifespan: 12 years
Good with children?: Seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: Moderate
Good guard dogs?: Would bark
Moulting level: Low
Grooming: Little
Colours: The breed standard states brindle with white markings preferred, though black with white markings is accepted
Jogging partner: No


The Boston Terrier is generally a healthy and hardy breed but the following conditions are known:

  • Patellar luxation.
  • Hereditary cataracts.

Patellar luxation is a condition where the dog’s kneecap slides out of place, causing the leg to lock, with the foot held off the ground. It is common in small breeds and varies in severity.

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of the eye which, if left untreated, can cause blindness. Boston Terriers are susceptible to two forms of cataracts: early onset and late onset. Early onset cataracts are caused by a mutant gene in the breed. They can be diagnosed in puppies aged between eight and 12 weeks and develop between the ages of two and four. Late onset cataracts are not caused by the mutant gene and usually occur later, between the ages of three and eight.

What Set's Kingsmark Kennels in Flagstaff Apart?

What Set's Kingsmark Kennels in Flagstaff Apart?What sets Kingsmark apart is the fact that we focus 110% on every client and guest that walks through our door. We march to the beat of our own drummer instead of paying attention to what every other Flagstaff kennel does or doesn’t do. Our business has proven to be very successful with over thousands of satisfied guests.

Our mission is to be Northern Arizona’s premier boarding resort providing excellent service with exceptional care in a clean and comfortable environment. We promise to treat your pet like a part of the family and ensure that they will have a safe home away from home. Thank you for entrusting us with your animals!

Customer Testimonials

  • We love bringing our dogs here. There are (other) kennels closer to our house but we choose to drive 15 miles out of way to bring the dogs here.

    -- Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Both dogs seem happy and "at home" here. I am particulary happy with Shannon's grooming, she is one of the few people who does Blue's feet correctly.

    Elna Manges, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • He loves his holiday turkey (with mashed potatoes too) menu!

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • I love how friendly, helpful & caring the staff is. I always feel good leaving my dogs at Kingsmark!

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Loki loves it here and that's all that matters - clean and very nice staff.

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Always great staff and my dogs love coming here!

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Everything was handled very professionally & the service was upbeat, friendly & welcome.

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Zoe has enjoyed her stays here for the past 3 years. She will miss you when she relocates back to CA next week. Best wishes for the coming new year.

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • A little pricey over the holidays but peace of mind in knowing (my pet is) taken care of.

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • I'm very impressed with the services and care my cat and I received. She appears to be a healthy, happy camper with makes me equally happy!

    Randi Colbert, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • I like the fact that when I call, I am always greeted with such friendly service. Lucy loves coming. Thanks!

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • He always seems to smile when we go down the lane!

    Kathy Schuster & Bindi, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • You guys always have a friendly, positive attitude and a high level of performance -- and you obvious love our pets. Thank you!

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Always very friendly and I feel completely comfortable leaving my dogs here. They love coming too!

    Michelle Wilks, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Our dogs are happy to come and we like the service and dedication of your staff.

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Everything was great! Staff obviously cares about the animals. We are excited to start using Kingsmark from now on!

    Singer, Arnold, Daisy & Owner Natasha Harrison, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • We are happy that our dog Hank likes it here!

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Great! Thanks. Always a good experience.

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • I love how nice you all are and how much Jasper love to see you guys!

    Flagstaff, AZ.

  • We (Vic and I) and our dogs, Bailey and Hannah, LOVE Kingsmark. We feel so lucky that we were referred to you when we got Bailey from Second Chance. And, we would have not have our gorgeous collie Hannah if it was not for Kingsmark. Thank you all so much for everything!

    The Smiths, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Grooming was awesome! Loved the Halloween Bandanas!

    Mrs. Spencer, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • My dog loves being there and I appreciate that he gets to play with other dogs in a safe environment!

    Mrs. Noble, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Jasper loves the staff at Kingsmark Kennels. They treat him like a royal King!

    Nola Haynes, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • We have used other kennels in the Flagstaff area and have found you folks to be the best, helpful, friendly, caring and our dogs don't complain! We are and have been repeat customers!

    Kristine and Bill Hunt, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • I have used your kennel for over 30 years. You always cater to my pets every needs and you love them too! I drive hundreds of miles out of my way to have my dogs and cats stay with you! When they are at Kingsmark I can relax and enjoy my trip!

    Vicki Numkena, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Love you guys!!! Thank you so much for all the good work you do!

    Jim & Rebecca Stodd, Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Awesome Staff & and thank you for being so sweet about my husband calling a couple of times to find out how Winston was doing.

    Suzzanne Vargas, Flagstaff, AZ.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can my animal get sick by staying at the resort?

    Even though they had all their shots, despite your best effort they still can catch a cold.

  • Do you socialize cats?

    We do not socialize cats. We have found that they prefer to have their own personal space.

  • What accommodations do you have for cats?

    Each condo is a triple deck kitty palace that gives access to a play room galore!

  • Do my pets need to be spayed or neutered to stay at your facility?

    No - not at all. We do not require your pets to be spayed or neutered to be at our facility.

  • Is your facility climate controlled?

    But of course. We maintain a current temperature from 70 to 72 Degrees throughout day and night.

  • Do you offer grooming?

    Yes we do! Allow us to pamper your pets to a bath, brush and nails or even a new hair doo.

  • Do you have doggie day care?

    Of course we do! Our day care offers a variety of activities to keep your dog busy all day!

  • How many times does my dog get exercised?

    Our facility is indoor/ outdoor which allows them to have access to the outside during the day.

  • How many yards do you have?

    We have the most exercise yards of Northern Arizona. We have 25 heavily treed and shaded play areas.

  • Do you offer executive suites?

    Absolutly! Our luxurious accommodations offer an 8 x 10 room with dog furniture, flat screen HD TVS, and Direct TV