We are Toronto's first and only low stress dog daycare and hiking service with a training program built right in. Through all of our services and programs, we are dedicated to helping our Unleashed pups become well socialized and educated dogs that are happy, relaxed, polite and confident. We build our programs in a way that allows for routine for our dogs with their friends and their Adventure Guides, in order for them to progress through our 3 level program to have the skills to thrive for life in the city!
Our thinking goes a little like this...when we understand our individual dogs and how to provide for their welfare and development needs, we adjust our expectations so they continue to grow and develop at a pace that will be successful for them. When our dogs know and understand the foundation skills they are able to play and relax together, expand their world by making new friends, explore stimulating and enriching environments and have so much more fun together! This is what we believe makes for a very happy dog and sets our dogs up with the skills for a wonderful life both at home with you, and in the wilderness!
We only allow a certain amount of dogs so that we can give your dog the attention that meets their needs. We adhere to LIMA principle to work with the individual needs of each dog as well as the entire group’s needs including the staff and pet parents.
Our younger pups and all dogs that join will go through The Academy at their own pace so we can assess their skills and develop the right plan for them. When they have a great foundation by progressing through our three level program, they will graduate to Camp and Adventure Hikes!
About our Founder and President, Kate Ferguson, CPDT-KA
I am a certified professional dog trainer with 20 years experience with my focus on groups dynamics, puppies, foundation and wilderness skills. I continue to further my education through workshops, seminars and classes.
I have a strong passion for nature and the outdoors as well as seeing dogs blossom when their confidence grows through the right support and opportunities provided by the humans in their life. When these two are combined and we get to see our pups soar through the wilderness as well as explore their neighbourhood with ease and comfort, it is a joy to see them thrive, what I think of as living truly unleashed.
I have raised 5 dogs from puppyhood to end of life care so am a great resource and support for all of life's stages for your dogs. One of my heart dogs, Sprout is in the picture below! I now have two human daughters and only one pup (a big change from having 2-4 dogs most of my adult life). Ferdinand is a sweet and silly senior Italian Spinone rescue who brings joy and a lot of slobber to everyone who has the pleasure of meeting him.
We are so excited you have chosen to live life Unleashed!