Debra's very early background was horse training but she switched over to dog training when she and & her husband, Mark, got involved in AKC Hunt Tests with Labrador Retrievers around 1993. After years of working and titling Hunt Test Dogs, she became interested in Obedience training. In 2004 she went to work for Interquest Detection K9 and spent 6 years handling and training scent detection for contraband dogs.Read More
When he retired from Pharmaceutical Sales in 2012, it was his desire to train dogs full time & to open up a Boarding and Training facility. Redmark Kennels is the result of that vision & he works hard, along with the trainers, to build up a reputation for successfully training all the dogs that come to Redmark Kennels.Read More
Richard Smith: Kennel Manager
Richard's dedication to Redmark is an inspiration to all of is. He is one of those rare people that is loved by everyone who meets him. The dogs are pretty fond of him as well!Read More
Morgan Miller: Certified Trainer
Morgan is now competing in AKC hunt test and disc freestyle competitions with her black lab named Scout. Her favorite thing about training dogs is educating the owners as well as helping them to create communication and build a stronger bond with their family pet.Read More
Sandi Hardi: Office Manager
Besides handling all the financial transactions, she keeps the boarding schedule straight and drafts all the endless forms, newsletters, and brochures. She is one of those people that will look for tasks to keep her busy. She is a gifted artist when not working for us. If you're ever in our office, be sure to check out her painting of "Jett", our Champion/Master Hunter stud dog!
Ashley Seagroves: Kennel Staff
Her love of animals is what brought her to us. She not only keeps an immaculate kennel, but has learned about dog training on her own time. She now handles our puppy program and does all the training of the puppies and the owners. She loves all the dogs and is constantly interacting with them.Read More
The Redmark Facility
Redmark Kennels opened a new Boarding Kennel in November of 2012. We are located on 57 acres about 1 hour from downtown Austin. We have 30 indoor/outdoor runs with 6 attached play yards. We built the kennels with our Labrador Retrievers in mind so you will find that we have the largest runs in the industry. In addition to the indoor/outdoor runs, we have 11 outdoor runs where the majority of the competition dogs stay. Our beautiful acreage has rolling terrain, 5 ponds (one technical for retriever training) and large Post Oaks. We offer pet walks through out the property.
The dogs have a total of 5×25′ of run space, as well as access to the 25×30′ play yards. The kennel has radiant barrier insulation which helps to keep out the extreme temperatures of our Texas weather. During those extreme periods of hot or cold, we have ceiling fans and heaters. For the smaller breeds, we recently remodeled a climate controlled room next to our office to accommodate them. They have their own yard as well.
Because we have sporting dogs, we used BiteGuard KennelPlexTM brand Kennel doors for the inside/outside access. These doors are the best the industry makes for keeping out extreme temperatures and holding up to all the wear and tear of large breed dogs. We will work with your pet to make sure he knows how to go in and out if he is not used to a doggy door.
Redmark Kennels uses Wysiwash to disinfect the runs and yards on a regular basis. The entire kennel is cleaned every morning, food/water dishes are hand washed and waste picked up through out the day. We are constantly making improvements to the kennels. Our personal dogs stay in the same runs that your dog does. We take every precaution to keep everyone healthy!
Pet Cots are provided for all of our guests and we feed Victor high performance dog food. It is rated 4 stars on the Dog Food Advisory. Guests are welcome to bring their own food if they so desire, but please make sure it is properly labeled.