Dog Day School

Come in to see what everyone is barking about!

Our dog day school is a professionally supervised environment where your dog can safely run & play off-leash, have fun with friends, and gain confidence and manners while you work!

If you work long days and feel guilty about leaving your pet at home or they are destructive or anxious when left alone, they can instead spend the day with the next best thing to you – their favourite four-legged and two-legged best friends! Bring home a tired, satisfied pup, instead of coming home to a ball of energy.

Barks and Recreation Trail BC - Dog Daycare

 We are not like other daycares!

We offer an enrichment-based day school model. Day School includes:


    • Professionally supervised dog-dog play groups.
    • Lots of attention, with packs no larger than 15 dogs per human. 
    • Each dog will get structured rests throughout the day, mixed with play groups.
    • Each dog will get access to group enrichment activities like bubbles, agility games, gate manners and positive-reinforcement training basic obedience exercises.
    • Each dog gets a group walk, or a solo walk for puppies in Puppy Social School.
    • Each dog gets their very own birthday bash on their special day. 


Single Day – $48

5 Pack – $228

10 Pack – $443

Now offering optional add-on enrichment sessions! Enrichment is a great way to work to meet your dog’s needs and tire them out mentally.

Enrichment options:

    • Esophagus-Wrapped Collagen Chew – $15
    • Puzzle Toy or Scent Work Session – $15
    • Individual Toy Play – $15
    • Clicker Training Tricks & Fun Session – $15
    • Solo Second Walk – $20
    • Private Photo Session  – $25
    • Birthday Pup Plus Package – $30

Additionally we will be offering 10% off all grooming services if you book grooming while your dog is at daycare!

Drop Off Times:
Drop off by 11am

Pick Up Times:
by 5pm*

Day School Summer Hours:

Tuesday to Friday
7:30am – 5pm

*late pick up fees apply to pick ups after 5pm


Find out how to get your dog started below….

 Under 5 months?
Go right into Puppy Social School!

Age: Puppies 3-5 months old.

Puppy Social School is mandatory for all puppies to join daycare.

No evaluation is necessary!

Simply buy the package below, and book your puppy in for the day/days you want them to attend each week.

Intro Package Includes:

  • 3 sessions of Puppy Social School
  • Supervised, structured dog socialization mixed with naps, training and enrichment.
  • Training sessions with our Certified Trainer
  • Private socialization walk with our Certified Trainer
  • Discounted Private Lessons with our Certified Trainers
  • Discounts on Puppy Smart Start group class

$195 ($65 per day)

Drop Off Times:
between 8am and 9am

Pick Up Times:
between 12pm and 1pm

Days Offered:
Wed and Fri until September

After completing 3-8 sessions of Social School, your puppy will be cleared for our regular daycare program.

Over 5 months?  Start with a Day School Evaluation.

Age: 5+ months old

To be cleared for regular day school after evaluation, dogs must be:

  • Social with dogs and people (if your dog is fearful or aggressive please book our private socialization package).
  • Must weigh between 10lbs and 90lbs
  • Kennel/crate trained.
  • Be non-reactive to people and dogs on leash.
  • Respond to their name, come, sit and stay.
  • May need to be neutered, depending on their behaviour.


  • Dog daycare for up to 5 hours
  • We will meet and evaluate your dog
  • Your dog will either be approved for regular daycare or required to go through our Social School program


Drop Off Times:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8am-9am

Tuesday & Thursday: 10am

Pick Up Times:
4-5 hours after drop off


Vaccine Requirements

  • Puppies must be up to date on Distemper/Parvo DAPP), Bordetella, and Rabies vaccination to attend.
  • 2nd round of vaccinations (DAPP and Bordetella) is required for puppies 12-16 weeks.
  • Rabies is not required until 4-6 months old/as recommended by the vet
  • Adult dogs must be up to date on Bordetella, DAPP, and Rabies vaccination to attend.
Cancellation Policy Daycare spaces are limited and we do fill up most days. Due to this, all daycare appointments must be pre-booked and we cannot accept walk-ins. Additionally, we have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you book your dog for daycare and do not show up or do not provide sufficient notice, you may be asked to pre-pay for future appointments and will be charged in full for missed appointments in the future. If you have an emergency, please let us know so that we can treat your specific situation with personal attention. We do not consider conflicts to be emergencies. This cancellation policy is necessary for our small business to continue to serve our clients in need. Thank you for understanding.