What time can I drop off/pick up?
For daycare, you can drop off and pick up anytime between 6 AM-10 PM. Any pickups after 10 PM would have a late fee of $1/minute
For boarding, the earliest you can drop your dog off is 6 AM and the latest is 8 PM. This ensures your dog has time to get out the last of their energy and settle in the daycares before being put to bed. Late fees also apply to boarding pick-ups.
How do I enroll my dog in for daycare?
All you have to do is provide us with a copy of your dogs up to date Vaccine Certificate (Rabies, Parvo, and Distemper). As well as fill out our membership form, sign our release form, and read/complete our boarding cancellation policy form.
Do you have multiple dog/family pricing?
We offer multiple dog/family pricing as well as for our Packages
What does my dog do all day at daycare?
Most dogs find a special friend to play with all day but some are happy keeping to themselves and having a nap or cuddling up to a staff member. Toys are offered sometimes if the group of dogs we have on that day are ok with sharing, we will remove toys to avoid conflict between dogs if we need to.
Why can’t I watch my dog in daycare like most other places?
Good question! If an owner or stranger comes in and stands at our door/windows it can cause our pack of dogs to get too excited creating an unbalance in the pack which usually leads to excessive barking which can trigger a fight.
Do I need to make a reservation for my dog to attend daycare?
A reservation is recommended in case we are fully booked for the day. We do have a set staff = dog ratio that we abide by to keep everyone safe. We understand that last-minute plans happen but please call before you come to ensure that we can care for your dog.
Is your daycare supervised?
Our facility is supervised 24/7. As long as we have a Dog/Cat in our Facility there is someone here.
Can you feed my dog while they are in your care?
You betcha! Please bring your dog's meal in a labelled container/bag and make sure to let one of our staff know when you would like your dog to be fed. We also have a fridge strictly for Raw and additives such as cheese, eggs, wet food, etc.
Can you administer medication to my dog while they are in your care?
What if my dog is being a troublemaker in daycare?
Our staff is trained to recognize any behaviour issues and correct their behaviour if necessary. If we notice that daycare is not the appropriate environment for your dog we will let you know and discuss different options to set your dog up for success. In extreme situations, we may request your dog to not return to our facility.
Will daycare help my dog if he is nervous and shy?
If we take things slowly we can usually help nervous/shy dogs become more comfortable but that isn’t always the case.
Do all dogs enjoy daycare?
No. Dogs are very social animals but they don’t always get along. There are however dogs that find being around lots of other dogs overwhelming. Some dogs like to play rough with one another and some like to laze around and just hang out.
Do you provide water throughout the day?
Of course! We always have fresh water out for everyone in the building.
Why did my dog come home thirsty?
Some dogs don’t enjoy drinking out of communal water bowls and some are too busy to take the time for a water break but we ensure you that water is always readily available for your pups!
What are the benefits of a mixed dog environment?
There are so many benefits of a mixed dog environment. Including proper socialization, confidence, manners, less destructive behaviours, learning communication and respect among other dogs, and much more!
Do you have an aggressive policy?
Definitely. We have a zero-aggression policy! We are always willing to work with a dog and its owner(s), to a certain degree. We keep our lines of communication open and offer solutions if we can, but if your dog is a danger to us or other dogs it will not be allowed back into our facility. If you are aware of any concerns in regards to handling your dog, or reactive behaviour, Please make staff aware.
We have the right to permanently or temporarily remove your dog from the daycare at any time. Banning from the Winkler Collar Club can take place if we see any signs of unprovoked bad behaviour.
Are there any risks to a mixed dog environment?
Unfortunately yes. When dealing with animals there is always a chance that something can happen. With careful screening, supervision, and monitoring we try and prevent anything from ever happening to our clients but we cannot guarantee anything. Dogs like to play with their paws and mouths so scrapes/nicks are a possibility. We try and keep roughhousing down to a minimum by keeping the dogs in our daycare calm. If we notice anything we will always inform you when you pick up and if it’s something more serious we will call you and your dog will be taken directly to the vet no questions asked.
What vaccinations are required for my dog to attend your daycare?
All dogs attending daycare must show proof of vaccinations for parvovirus, distemper, and rabies. Proof of titer is accepted in lieu of vaccinations. Bordetella Vaccine is highly recommended but not required. It helps against some strains of Kennel Cough but not all.
Do you have a spay/neuter policy?
We assess each dog according to its behaviour. If your dog isn’t suitable for our social environment we will let you know. If a female is pregnant or in heat, they are absolutely not allowed to socialize with our pack of dogs(cannot attend daycare/boarding).
The Winkler Collar Club opened its doors in April 2018 in a 3,350 sqft heated/air-conditioned facility located at 320A Cargill Rd, Winkler MB. We currently offer Dog Daycare/Boarding, Cat Boarding, and Grooming services and hope to expand our services in the future.
Our facility is run 24/7 with our doors being open to the public 7 days a week from 6 AM-10 PM. Our dedicated staff makes sure all of the pups in our care are safe and happy on a daily basis. They are all highly trained on reading dog body language, introducing dogs properly, and running structured socialization ensuring all of our pups are being respectful and enjoying their time at the club.
Cleanliness is one of our top priorities at the Collar Club. We have extensive cleaning lists to try and help keep all of our clients safe and healthy.
On July 15th, 2020 my husband (James Dubois) and I (Victoria Dubois) took over Winkler Collar Club. I went to school for Animal Sciences in 2011. With this knowledge, I have been working hard on making The Club what it is today. There is still a long way to go before my dreams come completely true.
We have 3 dogs ourselves with 3 completely different personalities. Winston (13-year-old Short-Haired Chihuahua), Marley (2-year-old Long-Haired Chihuahua), and Lilith (1-year-old Great Dane) have all made their appearances at Th Club. I love being able to spend my days with them. My passion for animals have been passed on to our daughters. When they are at The Club they must know who is here and their personalities.