At Meaford Doggy Daycare, we believe in making a significant positive impact in your dog’s life. While in our care, we want to stimulate and improve your dog’s mental and behavioural health through fun and rewarding programming. We go above and beyond traditional doggy daycare, offering a specialized, enrichment-based facility that works both the brain and body.
Canine enrichment is all about finding creative and effective ways to manipulate a dog’s environment to satisfy their natural physical and psychological needs. It all starts with a positive, canine-focused environment. This includes a variety of play structures in a bright, clean space.
Every dog in our care is assigned their own “canine condo” for when they need a break from the excitement. Our daycare staff are highly trained by certified canine behavioural experts, ensuring they have an advanced understanding on how to meet your dog’s individual needs, leading to the development of stimulating, meaningful relationships.
Throughout any given day, we add a variety of safe and enriching activities. Active dogs will love our custom-made agility equipment; leaping over hurdles, jumping onto elevated surfaces, zipping through tunnels, and more.
We offer a variety of delicious stuffed & frozen toys, or a treat-filled snuffle mat. We use a combination of sensory stimulation, including scent, taste, and texture to safely entertain your dog throughout the day. Dogs aren’t the only ones who love to play! Our attentive and affectionate instructors love to play games and have fun with your dog in a manner that is both safe and rewarding.
We believe in the significance of the human animal bond. That’s why we exclusively use positive reinforcement techniques for behaviour modification. Negative reinforcement (spraying with water, yelling or hitting, reprimanding, etc.) will never be used in our facility. We also specialize in positive reinforcement dog training!
Our qualified professionals are experienced in positive reinforcement dog training, doggy daycare management, and are dog lovers, too! Meet our staff:
Debbie – Daycare Manager
Debbie has spent her last several years working with relationship-building dog training. This includes two years working with Jodie Hawker, owner of Happy Paws Canine Solutions and head dog trainer at the Meaford Dog Training Academy.
Debbie has spent the last four years volunteering with the Georgian Triangle Humane Society, working with their dog team for fostering and fundraising efforts. Debbie is currently studying the Canine Correspondence Studies program, is certified in Canine First Aid, and holds a certificate in Canine Communication. Of course, she is an avid animal lover, too!
Kim – Daycare Assistant
For a majority of my childhood and adult life, I have owned and enjoyed a number of different animals; from chickens, to hamsters, cats and of course dogs.
Being an avid animal lover, I currently live with two 13-year old cats that have no idea, they are cats!
I am certified in Canine First Aid, and look forward to continuing my studies on canine behaviour and psychology.
I love spending my days providing meaningful enrichment for the dogs at Meaford Doggy Daycare.
Meaford Doggy Daycare Rules:
Fleas: It is requested that all dogs in the Meaford Doggy Daycare facility are on a flea and heartworm prevention program. Dogs with fleas are not permitted in the facility. If your dog has fleas, they will be separated from the group and will need to be picked up immediately.
Clothing and Tags: Clothing such as coats, bandanas, and boots are not permitted in the doggy daycare facility. A collar without tags may be worn, however it must be cloth or nylan, and with an easy-release buckle.
Cancellations: 24 hours notice is required for cancellations. A refund will not be issued for cancellations that are less than 24 hours.
Pick ups: Only authorized pick-up persons will be allowed to pick up your dog.
Spay Neuter: Dogs are required to be spayed/neutered as soon as is age appropriate.
Doggy Daycare Pricing
Note: Multi-dog discounts are available – ask us more!