Covid – 19  and Good Dog Day Care:

We have a new “contactless” intake process for bringing dogs into the facility.  We are also requireing mask be worn by clients and staff alike.  We are lightly sanitizing your pup, their collar and leash with an accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide mix to provide further protection before you dog goes into into playgroup. 

Please contact us or see our facebook page or click here for a quick video on the process.

You can take a virtual tour of our facility here.

You are your dog’s best friend.

You want him to have the best of everything – a healthy routine, a safe environment, people who care, plenty of exercise, and a lively circle of dog friends.

That’s what we’re all about.

We are here to assist you with the responsibilities of being a guardian so you can embrace the joy of companionship. At Good Dog Day Care, we provide professional doggy day care and boarding services that introduce structure, reinforce polite manners, and nurture happy dogs.

And, happy dogs are good dogs.

At Good Dog Day Care we offer the four paws of canine care:                                  Day Care, Boarding, Training and Bathing.

We’ve put together an outstanding facility that provides a clean, safe play area for your best friend.  We encourage you to come for a tour and see all the love and care your buddy will receive.  The owners and staff are educated on canine behavior and specialist in providing for the comfort and enjoyment of your furry friend.

Winner of “Best Dog Day Care”

in Bay Woof Magazine 2015 2017,2018 and 2019

Anna, David and the staff at Good Dog Day Care extend their heartfelt “Thank You” for giving us this recognition.  Our joy has come from taking care of your best friends and becoming part of your community.  We will strive to continue to provide you with service that will reflect the honor you have given us. 

Barn Hunt  

Barn Hunt Classes- Introductory to Advance-It’s a treasure hunt for dogs! “The purpose of Barn Hunt is to demonstrate a dog’s vermin hunting ability in finding and marking rats in a ‘barn-like’ setting,” Come and experience the newest dog sport sweeping the country

In this class we focus on basic skills and teamwork needed in Barn Hunt. Answers the question “Now what are we supposed to be doing? Includes discussion and exposure to scent pairing, indications and basic handling strategies. Taught by Michelle Largent (email [email protected])

 Starting Dec 11th – Jan15th @ 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, or 7:00 PM contact trainer for start time   (skipping Dec 25th and Jan 1st)  

Puppy Socialization

If you have a new puppy in your household and want to support their “social” growth in a safe environment, contact us. We’ll ask a few questions about your pup and if your pup falls within the age and size range of our social-we’ll give you the information to join us. The socials are very limited in size. Generally-Puppies should be between 9 and 14 weeks of age. (up to 5 months for small breed). By appointment only. Note: due to special cleaning of the space, we only ask that all pups be a week past their FIRST set of puppy vaccinations.  Email us at [email protected] we’ll send you the form and your start time.  $15 fee (cash please).payable at the door.

Puppy Kindergarten Classes

  Class size is limited, register in advance

Saturday Jan 9th – Feb 6th @ 9:00 AM 5 sessions $185

Help give your puppy the best start in life during this critical socialization period. Using effective training tools your puppy will build confidence and be enthusiastic about learning. Class also includes discussion of topics such as; house-training, alone training, puppy biting, chew training, aggression prevention, body handling and more. 

 

Basic Manners for puppies and adult dog   

5 weekly  1-hour sessions  $185

This class presents some important skills that will benefit pups and dogs of any age.  To build the foundation for your dog to become a polite companion, we will address how dogs learn and the most effective way to teach them using reward-based methods.  When your dog learns to control his impulses, he’ll be less likely to jump, bolt, steal, pull on leash etc.  You will learn to get more focus from your dog and teach him to make good decision and say “please” to gain life rewards.  Basic behaviors will be taught (sit, down, stay, come, walk on leash, leave it, wait, greet politely, go to your …) with increasing difficulty.  If your dog is overexcited (barking lunging) around other dogs, ask about private training to get your dog ready for a future class.

Nose Work and Odor classes
Intro and advanced classes for Nose Work and Odor scenting

 6 sessions $150    
  taught by Josette Kimes, NACSW Certified Nose Work Instructor

  If your dog enjoys smelling things they can have fun doing it as a sport. Dogs of all shapes and sizes can participate. It mentally challenges your dog and they are more focused and balanced. This is a fun sport for you and your dog

 

Training classes:  Some have been moved outside in the back parking lot. We will have a sanitizing station available.  For classes we ask that Masks be worn, Maintaining 6ft social distance from other teams. Dogs on leash (unless instructor permits otherwise.) Coming and leaving in single file If your pup has had coughing or diarrhea or been “fixed” with 48 hrs -You may attend but leave your pup at home. If you are feeling unwell, have a fever or cough, you will not attend.  GDDC uses accelerated hydrogen peroxide a our primary disinfectant..

Please see the “Class Registration” Form under “our services” tab for more information and to register for any class.

 

from Oakland to Fremont or San Jose to San Leandro, you will find us just blocks from Highway 880.  For those of you that to travel to Palo Alto, Redwood City or San Carlos, our Whipple Road Exit is conveniently located halfway between the Dumbarton and San Mateo Bridges.
Open 7 am to 6 pm.  Closed for naptime daily  10:30 am to 2:00 pm.                     On weekends we open at 8:00 am.