Myself (Lynne) and my daughter Lauren, worked at the kennels for over 6 months and, together with my husband Lee and younger daughter Mia, we relished the opportunity to take over the reigns of Spatchcock Kennels in August 2016 as Penny and Rod Maconochie took well earned retirement after setting up and running the kennels for the last 18 years. They did a fantastic job in creating a great environment for dogs and we intend to continue and build on this legacy to ensure that all dogs that come to stay have a great time and have the best 'holiday' possible with us. We are looking forward to developing the business even further, with lots of exciting new services on offer. We are very pleased to say that Amy will continue to work 2 days a week as she has done for the past 6 years, so the team will largely remain unchanged.
We lived in Australia for 12 years and returned in 2015 to be closer to family - the opportunity came to purchase the kennels and we jumped at the idea as it has been a lifelong ambition to work with dogs and it's great to be doing a job that we truly love! I completed a 2 year dog training and behaviour course whilst in Australia, with the Australian Dog Training Federation and, together with my time working here with Penny and Rod, it has given me a much deeper understanding of the ways to offer dogs the most stimulating environment possible.
Myself and Lee both grew up with dogs and as a couple have owned dogs all our married life. We had 2 German Shepherds for 14 years and took part in a GSD club agility team for a few years prior to having our girls which was great fun. We now have a Mastiff X Great Dane called Molly and a Japanese Spitz (white fluffball) called Simba, plus on 8th August '16 we got a new addition to our doggy family, a Golden Retriever puppy called Daisy who will primarily be our 14 year old daughter Mia's dog. They will all be regular visitors to the kennels so I am sure you will see them around.