The Chamber Ambassadors recently honored Southern Hound Club with a ribbon cutting on Oct. 11, 2018, to celebrate their business located at 11693 Troupville Road.
Southern Hound Club is a premier dog boarding and training center. The staff at Southern Hound Club is committed to providing a stress-free boarding facility that is comfortable for dogs, while also giving ample play time and interaction with the staff.
“We do what we do because we love dogs,” said Judianne Steltenpohl. “We wanted a place where a dog can be a dog, to have fun, and to be able to relax.”
According to Steltenpohl, there was a need for a facility that offered more than just typical boarding.
“All of the innovative or unique features of the Southern Hound Club were placed here through months of research and studies to provide the best possible boarding, play care, or training experience,” said Steltenpohl. “Such as our flooring, which is non-slick, we have classical music playing through all the rooms as a calming technique.”
For dogs that are a little more anxious, Southern Hound Club provides treat puzzles that help calm the animal and provides some extra brain-stimulating activity.
“Our doggie suites are built bigger than an average kennel making them more spacious for the dogs boarding with us,” Steltenpohl said. “We provide a great deal of hands-on care. We have a huge yard and pond for those dogs that like a little more exercise.”
Southern Hound Club focuses on socializing dogs and ensuring each dog receives a sufficient amount of exercise. Diverse training is also available with Tim Glenn, a trainer with more than 20 years of experience working with dogs.
Steltenpohl stated that the Chamber has helped provided Southern Hound Club with networking opportunities to build their business.
“Joining the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce in addition to having a ribbon cutting has been two great accomplishments,” said Steltenpohl. “With the help of the Chamber, we are hoping to accomplish more.”