Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I put my dog in daycare?
Dogs need exercise and mental stimulation! So instead of them waiting for you at home alone, let them come, have fun and be dogs! A tired dog is a happy dog. A tired dog also does not destroy things in the house, which is a big bonus! Daycare is also good for those high energy dogs that you just can’t walk enough. Drop them off once or twice a week to burn off some energy and give yourself a break!
What does ‘trainer led daycare’ mean?
Not all dog daycares are run by certified dog trainers who are trained in dog behaviour and play styles. Since we are led by our certified trainer, Andrew Richards, you can be assured that your dog will be safe and properly cared for. All staff in the daycare have also been personally trained by Andrew so everyone knows what to watch out for to keep your dog safe and happy.
How will my dog be treated in daycare?
Like family! We understand a dog is not just a dog, he/she is a member of your family and we treat them accordingly. Your dog will be cared for like our own. We also believe in positive reinforcement training so you can be assure there will be no use of force, fear, or punishment to get your dog to behaviour. We believe in rewards like praise and treats to shape wanted behaviours.
Is the daycare indoors?
Yes! The Good Hound Playground is a 1400sq ft indoor space. This means your dog will be clean, dry and protected from the elements at all time. We have commercial rubber flooring for the ultimate comfort for your dogs paws that is cleaned frequently.
If it’s indoors, where does my dog go to the bathroom?
We provide free group walks for all of our doggie clients so they can get some fresh air and do their business!
Does my dog need vaccinations?
Yes! All dogs require the rabies, DHPP and Bordetella vaccines
Do you accept titre tests?
Yes! There is no need to over vaccinate your dog for daycare. For this reason, we accept titre tests to ensure your dog is protected.
Does my dog have to be spayed/neutered!
All dogs over one year of age must be spayed or neutered to attend daycare.