Barks and Recreation Pet Services


New to Barks and Rec? This is out introductory daycare session. Let us meet your pup and evaluate if they would be a good fit for our daycare program. The Meet & Greet is appropriate for dogs who are known to have good social skills with other dogs. If you are unsure, or your dog is nervous or reactive please book a Daycare Behaviour Evaluation instead.

New to Barks and Rec? The Daycare Behaviour Evaluation is done by our head trainer and canine behaviour specialist Sarah Dixon. This appointment is for dogs whose social behaviour is unknown, or who are showing nervousness or reactivity to other dogs.

Remove mats of fur or shave off the majority of a cats fur in a "lion cut'. Shaving the body and leaving the legs, neck, head, as well as the tail unless requested otherwise. Nails will be trimmed as well upon request. *CATS WILL NOT BE BATHED

Example: Larger Golden Retrievers, Rough Collie, Bernese Mountain Dog. NEW CLIENTS AND CURLY COAT BREEDS LIKE DOODLES AND POODLES BOOK THE NEXT SIZE UP. Includes a bath, nails, ears cleaned and plucked (if needed), anal glands by request and haircut of customers choice for a large dog that weighs 60-95lbs/27.2-43.1kg . Grooming will take a minimum of 2.5 hours with a clear schedule. **We may REFUSE SERVICE/RESCHEDULE if your dog is scheduled as a small dog but is significantly heavier/larger in size.** The dog's weight/size is very important to allowing our groomer to groom as efficiently as possible.

Example: Border collie, Australian Shepherd, Cocker Spaniel. NEW CLIENTS AND CURLY COAT BREEDS LIKE DOODLES AND POODLES BOOK THE NEXT SIZE UP. Includes a bath, nails, ears cleaned and plucked (if needed), anal glands by request and haircut of customers choice for a medium dog that weighs 35-60lbs/15.9-27.2kg . Grooming will take a minimum of 2 hours with a clear schedule. **We may REFUSE SERVICE/RESCHEDULE if your dog is scheduled as a small dog but is significantly heavier/larger in size.** The dog's weight/size is very important to allowing our groomer to groom as efficiently as possible.

Example: Shih tzu, Toy Poodle, Pomeranian. NEW CLIENTS AND CURLY COAT BREEDS LIKE DOODLES BOOK THE NEXT SIZE UP. Includes a bath, nails, ears cleaned and plucked (if needed), anal glands by request and haircut of customers choice for a small dog up to 35/15.9kglbs. Grooming will take a minimum of 1.5 hours with a clear schedule. **We may REFUSE SERVICE/RESCHEDULE if your dog is scheduled as a small dog but is significantly heavier/larger in size.** The dog's weight/size is very important to allowing our groomer to groom as efficiently as possible.

Example: Alaskan malamute, Great Pyrenees, Newfoundland, St. Bernard. Includes a bath, nails, ears cleaned and plucked (if needed), anal glands by request and haircut of customers choice for an X-large dog that weighs 95lbs/43.1kg . Grooming will take a minimum of 3 hours with a clear schedule. **We may REFUSE SERVICE/RESCHEDULE if your dog is scheduled as a small dog but is significantly heavier/larger in size.** The dog's weight/size is very important to allowing our groomer to groom as efficiently as possible.

Nail trim.

Example: Labrador, hounds, huskies. Bath, nail trim, ears cleaned, blow-dry and brushed. Quick Bath: Any coat length, bath and partial dry. No brushing/trimming/de-shed included. **We may REFUSE SERVICE/RESCHEDULE if your dog is scheduled as a small dog but is significantly heavier/larger in size.** The dog's weight/size is very important to allowing our groomer to groom as efficiently as possible.

Full Groom Examples: Cattle dogs, beagles. Bath, nail trim, ears cleaned, blow-dry and brushed. Quick Bath: Any coat length, bath and partial dry. No brushing/trimming/deshed included. **We may REFUSE SERVICE/RESCHEDULE if your dog is scheduled as a small dog but is significantly heavier/larger in size.** The dog's weight/size is very important to allowing our groomer to groom as efficiently as possible.

Example: Chihuahua, dachshund. Bath, nail trim, ears cleaned, blow-dry and brushed. Anal glands if requested. Quick Bath: Any coat length bathed and partially dried. Brushing, trimming, and de-shed not included. **We may REFUSE SERVICE/RESCHEDULE if your dog is scheduled as a small dog but is significantly heavier/larger in size.** The dog's weight/size is very important to allowing our groomer to groom as efficiently as possible.

Example: Ridgebacks, Great Dane. Bath, nail trim, ears cleaned, blow-dry and brushed. Quick Bath: Any fur length bathed and partially dried. Brushing, trimming, or de-shed not included. *We may REFUSE SERVICE/RESCHEDULE if your dog is scheduled as a small dog but is significantly heavier/larger in size.** The dog's weight/size is very important to allowing our groomer to groom as efficiently as possible.

New client behaviour consultation done via Zoom. All times PST. Recommended for those out of our immediate area, for separation anxiety, for dogs who are nervous/fearful/overstimulated in new environments, or for dogs who are aggressive to guests in the home.

Book a one-hour behaviour consultation with out Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant and head trainer Sarah Dixon. This consultation will be held at our location, 1208 Pine Ave. Recommended for behaviour issues that occur outside of the home such as leash reactivity, leash pulling, jumping up, over-arousal and basic obedience or manners.

*Initial appointment for new private lessons clients*. Suitable for moderate to severe behavior issues including leash reactivity, resource guarding, anxiety, or aggression. Recommended for issues that occur inside or around your home such as barking, over excitement/fear with guests, leash reactivity in your neighbourhood only. For dogs that are aggressive to guests in the home please book an Online Consultation to start. This appointment includes a full evaluation of your dog, get a start on training exercises, and recommendations for moving forward. 48 hours notice required for cancellations and rescheduling to avoid forfeiting the fee.

Unsure which class or training program is right for your dog? Book a free short phone consultation.

- PLEASE BOOK 4 CLASSES IN A ROW OF THE SAME TIME SLOT - START ANY WEEK :) There are four individual classes available for your puppy to explore. Requirements: 1st set of vaccinations minimum one week before class. Must stay utd on puppy vaccinations series and deworming.

Drop off puppy socialization time. Recommended two sets of DHPP (distemper/parvo) vaccinations and bordatella vaccination to attend. Can accept with one vaccine is owner is comfortable. They should be up to date on deworming schedule and not showing any signs of illness.

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Required: 2nd set of vaccines at least one week prior to class. Please be prepared for your first class with your dog by bringing some extra special soft treats, cheese, steak, or hotdogs that are cut into small pea-sized chunks (or smaller). You will need a regular flat collar and a six foot leash. No pull front clip harness is recommended. No prong collars, e-collars, choke chains, or retractable leashes please.