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Daycare & Boarding

A professional approach to dog care

The care programs used at Good Dog Ranch & Spa’s daycare and boarding services are designed and overseen by Certified Professional Dog Trainers with an extensive and diverse education in dog behaviour, health and safety.

We will reinforce good manners and obedience while you are away - whether just for the day, or for long-term boarding and everything in between! Your dog will be provided with mentally and physically stimulating exercises to keep their mind and body occupied to prevent the anxiety of being separated from their normal routines.

Your dog will enjoy daily social time, general grooming and massage to ensure that they go home happy, healthy and relaxed. We provide custom dog care and will cater to every one of your dog’s needs (and your requests!).

Recently, our main boarding building was destroyed in the big storm at the end of August here in British Columbia by a 200 foot tree that fell on it. We are grateful to report that nobody (dog or human) was hurt. Because of the loss of this building, we are taking much fewer boarding dogs (overnight care) so please don’t delay in getting your requests in!

We will be re-building a bigger and better building for our services in 2016. For now, we are boarding the fur-kids in our “house” building, and in order for your dog to be comfortable in these quarters they must be relaxed sleeping in a crate. 

A few Ranch facility highlights:

  • Over an acre and a half of land for your dog to explore and enjoy
  • BRAND NEW play pen built November 2015 - covered, heated and lit play area with new ground cover for those dark and rainy winter times! 
  • Our building is air-conditioned - heated in the winter and cooled in the summer
  • Orthopaedic Kuranda beds to keep your dog comfortable when they need a nap!
  • “Through a Dog’s Ear” calming music to sooth your dog to sleep when they are inside for nap or sleep overnight 
  • Vet recommended lavender essential oil diffuser to help relax the fur kids
  • Full grooming salon - book your dog’s regular groom with Good Dog and/or add on basic grooming services to have your furry one come home looking and smelling better than ever

 





Daycare

To enrol your dog in one of our services, please click the REGISTER button.

Note: This will take you to our customer portal site where you can sign up or log in to your Good Dog account.

$28.00 and up*

*based on your dog’s assessment and frequency of use

Enriching, Fun and Safe Environment

Is your dog bored at home while you are at work?

Do you need more spare time during the day?
 
At Good Dog, your dog will be taken care of by Certified Professional Dog Trainers
who will manage the pack to ensure appropriate behaviour is maintained at all times.

We will work with your dog to improve their manners and social skills with people and dogs.

Your dog’s day will consist of:

  • Structured “Fun Time” including social play, mentally stimulating games and training exercises
  • Structured “Down Time” including calm socializing, massage, grooming, handling, conditioning and cuddles


Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
7 am - 7 pm
Sunday, Saturday & Holidays
7 am - 7 pm (check in 7 am - 10 am and check out 3 pm - 7 pm)

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Boarding

To enrol your dog in one of our services, please click the REGISTER button.

Note: This will take you to our customer portal site where you can sign up or log in to your Good Dog account.

$40-$55/night*

*based on your dog’s assessment

 

PEAK SEASON (+$5 per night)

Christmas Holidays
Long and Statutory weekends
Spring Break
Summer
 

An enriching environment for your dog’s home away from home.

Your dog will be under the care and supervision of Certified Professional Dog Trainers who will reinforce obedience and good manners while you are away.

Fido will be provided with mentally and physically stimulating exercises to keep their mind & body occupied to prevent the anxiety of being separated from their normal routines.

Your dog will enjoy daily social time, general grooming and massage to ensure that they go home happy, healthy and relaxed. We provide custom dog care and we will cater to every one of your dog’s needs!

Recently, our main boarding building was destroyed in the big storm at the end of August here in British Columbia by a 200 foot tree that fell on it. We are grateful to report that nobody (dog or human) was hurt. Because of the loss of this building, we are taking much fewer boarding dogs (overnight care) so please don’t delay in getting your requests in!

We will be re-building a bigger and better building for our services in 2016. For now, we are boarding the fur-kids in our “house” building, and in order for your dog to be comfortable in these quarters they must be relaxed sleeping in a crate.

A few Ranch facility highlights:

  • Over an acre and a half of land for your dog to explore and enjoy
  • BRAND NEW play pen built November 2015 - covered, heated and lit play area with new ground cover for those dark and rainy winter times! 
  • Our building is air-conditioned - heated in the winter and cooled in the summer
  • Orthopaedic Kuranda beds to keep your dog comfortable when they need a nap!
  • “Through a Dog’s Ear” calming music to sooth your dog to sleep when they are inside for nap or sleep overnight 
  • Vet recommended lavender essential oil diffuser to help relax the fur kids
  • Full grooming salon - book your dog’s regular groom with Good Dog and/or add on basic grooming services to have your furry one come home looking and smelling better than ever


We are a small-scale facility, so register well in advance!

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday to Friday drop off and pick up hours:
8am - 10am and 3pm - 7pm, or by appointment

Weekends and Holidays drop off and pick up hours:
8am - 10am and 3pm - 7pm, or by appointment

 

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Daycare & Train

To enrol your dog in one of our services, please click the REGISTER button.

Note: This will take you to our customer portal site where you can sign up or log in to your Good Dog account.

This new service offers a fun and challenging learning component to compliment our already physically action-packed Daycare service.  The Daycare & Train program is open to all existing and new Daycare clients and it would be extremely beneficial if your dog is:

  • exhibiting problem behaviours at home or on walks
  • showing a lack of basic manners or boundaries at home
  • moving into or is currently in the adolescent phase of growth (6 - 24 months)
  • needing to work on basic manners and control
  • easily distracted in public

 Curriculum
Your dog will enjoy all of the benefits of our regular, stimulating Daycare service.  In addition, your dog will participate in a custom training session with a Good Dog Academy Certified Professional Dog Trainer designed to help reach your specific goals.

Your dog will be challenged in both mind and body and return home with better manners and new skills!

Please note:
All participants are required to book 2 hours of Private Training with one of our Certified Professional Dog Trainers when signing up for this unique program.  Program length and cost will be determined at the time of sign up.

This program is only open to dogs who do not have reactivity issues and have completed and been approved through our general Daycare Assessment process.

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Board & Train

To enrol your dog in one of our services, please click the REGISTER button.

Note: This will take you to our customer portal site where you can sign up or log in to your Good Dog account.

Custom Programs Tailored for Your Dog

Our Board & Train programs are an excellent opportunity for your dog to be in the care of certified professional dog trainers who will tailor a program to suit your dog's specific needs and personality.

Select from the options below to learn more:



Formal Obedience

Your dog will work one-on-one with one of our Certified Professional Dog Trainers daily to work on your goals. Your dog will also be integrated into the Ranch, where the highest standards of care are practiced, including working on social manners on a daily basis.

You will receive handover session with your primary dog trainer that includes:

  • The best way to approach training to your dog’s specific personality
  • All obedience skills learned at the Ranch and how to continue them at home
  • Dog body language and social signals
  • Leadership program tailored to you and your dog

 Curriculum
 All points taught during full three week program. If you choose to book less time, 2-3 topics can be chosen per week.

All of the following exercises will be practiced under distraction of other dogs and people:

  • Focus
  • Off and Take It
  • Formal Heel
  • Loose leash walking
  • Down + Sit from up to 6 feet
  • Down + Sit Stay
  • Foundation Recall
  • Finish Exercise


Reactive Rehabilitation

This program is designed for dogs displaying reactive or aggressive behaviour. Whether your dog’s behaviour is embarrassing, annoying or dangerous, our Certified Professional Dog Trainers will help you and your dog to forge new habits and behaviours in the face of stressful situations.

A few common reactive behaviours that we address:

  • Aggression towards people, children or dogs (both on and off leash)
  • Possessive behaviours around objects, food or people
  • Nervous or fearful behaviour
  • Aggressive barking/lunging in confined areas such as your home or car

 You will receive handover session with your primary dog trainer that includes:

  • The best way to approach training to your dog’s specific personality
  • All behavioural skills learned at the Ranch and how to continue them at home
  • Dog body language and social signals
  • Leadership program tailored to you and your dog

 Curriculum
 Given the nature of aggression, your dog’s program will be completely custom, however the following is a list of general curriculum covered in this program:

  • Foundation obedience skills
  • Development of social skills
  • Exposure to working with and around well-balanced pack and individual pack members
  • Daily socialization with skilled members of the Good Dog team to increase dog's social skills and learn about human leadership
  • Building positive confidence in high stress situations to teach dogs to choose new, wanted behaviours over aggressive, unwanted ones.

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