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Are We The Right Fit For You?

Finding the right person to watch your dog is hard to do. Not every dog does well in a Daycare environment and not every dog does well at every Daycare. 

All About Daycare & Boarding

​The Winkler Collar Club offers a structured environment that allows your dog to interact with other dogs in a safe and calm space.

Your dog's day at the Winkler Collar Club will provide the physical and mental stimulation that your dog needs to be the best it can be. Your dog will gain confidence, learn proper social skills, reduce anxiety, improve manners, exercise, and have fun! Not all dogs play at daycare, however, being able to relax and be calm around other dogs is also socializing!

Not all dogs do well in a Daycare Environment and that's okay! Daycare can be very fast-paced which causes dogs to be overwhelmed and stressed. You can have the best-behaved dog outside of Daycare that loves interacting with other dogs but becomes overwhelmed and scared here. This is why we require an Evaluation before any dog can come for Daycare/Boarding. 

The Winkler Collar Club does allow Intact Males/Females.  With that being said, when a Female is in heat they will NOT be allowed in the Facility. Please wait 3 weeks after she stops bleeding before bringing her back. Females are still fertile during that time.  If you choose to Spay/Neuter your pet please wait 3 weeks to ensure they are fully healed before coming back to The Winkler Collar Club.

The Winkler Collar Club does not allow pregnant dogs in our facility. If your dog is currently pregnant or recently had puppies please keep them at home. A daycare environment will be stressful for them and will cause complications for her.

 

The Winkler Collar Club has a ZERO Aggression Policy! We are not a Training Facility however, 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. Daycare is not the place to socialize fearful or overly anxious dogs. This can make it worse.

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.

Every dog has their own personality that we learn when they are here. Not every dog will play and that's ok!. Being able to co-exist is also a great way to socialize. We also know that some dogs have food allergies. This is why we do not give treats in the Daycares. Resource guarding is another thing some dogs do. Resource Guarding of food and toys can be a problem in a daycare environment. This is why we do not allow toys in the daycares and everyone gets their own kennel (unable to see other dogs) to enjoy any meals you have provided for them. The goodie bags you receive when your dog is here have the ingredients clearly labelled so you know if it is safe for your dog. 

The Winkler Collar Club Requires all dogs to be up to date on current Vaccines (Parvo/Distemper, Rabies and Bordetella) or a Positive Titer Test Result. 

Not too sure what to bring for your dog for Daycare? Here is what we recommend!

  1. Bring your dog in on a Leash. A leash makes for a smoother handover as well as stops for on-leash greetings. Some dogs have leash reactivity.

  2. Food. If your dog is here for any of their meals you are more than welcome to bring it. We do have many different kinds of dishes (slow feeders, stainless steel, plastic). There is a fridge we have strictly for raw as well as scale to measure the correct amount.

  3. If your dog has recently had their vaccines updated, please bring a copy of their Vaccine Certificate or have your vet e-mail us a copy.

  4. If your dog requires medication, please ensure we have clear instructions to properly administer them.

  5. Do not bring beds, blankets, or toys for Daycare.

Here is what you should bring for Boarding!

  1. Bring your dog in on a Leash. A leash makes for a smoother handover as well as stops for on-leash greetings. Some dogs have leash reactivity.

  2. Food. If your dog is here for any of their meals you are more than welcome to bring it. We do have many different kinds of dishes (slow feeders, stainless steel, plastic). There is a fridge we have strictly for raw as well as scale to measure the correct amount.

  3. If your dog has recently had their vaccines updated,  please bring a copy of their Vaccine Certificate or have your vet e-mail us a copy.

  4. If your dog requires medication, please ensure we have clear instructions to administer them properly.

  5. We do supply beds and cots for every dog during their stay. You are more than welcome to bring their bed or a blanket to help make their Board more comfortable.

The Winkler Collar Club has a schedule we like to follow.

5-5:30 am - Boarding Dogs let out to go potty outside

5:30 am - Boarding Dogs are fed Breakfast

6 am - Doors open for Daycare

7 am - Boarding Dogs let out to go potty outside before starting their day in the Daycares

9:30 am - Mid-morning Potty Break & Return to Kennels for water break

10 am - Potty Break and return to the daycares

11:30 am - Potty Break before being put away for lunch

11:30 am-1 pm - Everyone gets put away for lunch. All dogs are kenneled over lunch if they have food or not. This gives everyone time away from each other to eat in peace and relax. This also gives us time to clean/sanitize the daycares during the day.

1 pm - Everyone is pottied outside before returning to the daycares.

3 pm - Mid-afternoon Potty Break & Return to Kennels for water break

3:30 pm - Potty Break and return to the daycares

4:30/4:45 pm - Potty Break before Supper.

5-6 pm - Everyone gets put away for Supper, even if they are scheduled to go home during that time. It makes for a calmer handover.

6 pm - Potty Break outside before returning to the daycares.

7 pm - Evening Potty Break& Return to Kennels for water break

7:30 pm - Potty Break and return to the daycares

8:30/9 pm - Potty Break & put Boarding and remaining daycare Dogs are put away for the rest of the evening/night *

​10 pm - Daycare closes for the day (if you are late for pick up there is a $1/minute Late Fee, if you are not answering our calls they will be put away for boarding and you can pick them up the following day during our regular hours and be charged accordingly.)

*All remaining daycare dogs are put away in the evening to ensure evening staff has an adequate amount of time to clean and disinfect daycare walls, cots, water buckets, etc*

**Cancelation Policy**

We require at least 12 hours' notice prior to cancelling any boarding dates. Failure to do so will result in a charge equal to 50% of the booking cost from the Credit Card you provided. If we are given no notice a charge equal to that of the booking will be charged from the Credit Card you provided. For Daycare if you do not provide any notice and do not show up for your booking you will be charged for a full day of Daycare from the Credit Card you provided.  Clients with Packages will have these charges taken from them.

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