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Good Dog Daycare

Your dog deserves the best doggy daycare experience ever...

Devoted, dedicated animal lovers are ready to pamper your pooch while you're at work or away for the day. Our Doggy Daycare center offers a fun, clean and safe environment with all the comforts of home and a large dog park. Book a one-time visit, or setup a regular schedule. Drop off your dogs at our deluxe doggy daycare center and know they'll get frequent potty breaks, lots of playtime, plenty of cuddling, and loads of love.

Dog Sitting By The Hour

We'll watch your dog for a couple of hours or more, day or night...

Let us watch your dog while you run errands, go on a date, take the kids on an outing, or just want to soak in the tub. Dog sitting is available 7 days a week, 8 am to 11 pm. Drop off your dog for a few hours with the peace of mind that they're in a loving home receiving lots of attention and constant care.

Doggy Boarding

We'll treat your dog like family in a comfortable, home environment...

Say goodbye to stressful kennels! Our Guesthouse dog boarding offers all the comforts of home with luxury accommodations and constant attention. Discover your dog’s home away from home with loving sitters, a spacious environment, a giant dog park and round-the-clock loving attention. We'll welcome your dog into our home when you're out of town—whether it’s just for a day, the weekend, several weeks or months.

Enrichment Activities

  • Dog treat toys
  • Licking mats
  • Slow feeders
  • Puzzle toys
  • Interactive feeders
  • Snuffle mats
  • Kongs
  • Snoops
  • Hourly walks

Doggy Daycare | Dog Boarding | Dog Sitting By The Hour | Board & Train

~ Specializing In Small Dogs 40 lbs & Under ~

Serving Vermilion, Amherst & Surrounding Areas


Good Dog Boarding & Training is conveniently located between Vermilion and Amherst in a quiet, country setting. Both buildings are animal friendly, with animals having free range of the dog daycare building and four bedroom home. Animals are allowed on all furniture, including beds. The 2 acre property features a large fenced dog park, screen porch, sun room, multiple living areas, lots of dog furniture and toys, and is near metro parks for off-site adventures.

Board & Train

Treat your dog to an adventurous vacation while you're on vacation. Have your new pup learn manners and doggy etiquette through interactive games. Refresh your trained dog's skills while socializing and going on fun-filled field trips. Our Board & Train service combines deluxe boarding with 5 training sessions per day. Your dog will learn Manners, Doggy Etiquette, Impulse Control, Socialization, and Educational Games.

SCHEDULE A MEET & GREET

  • Schedule a free Meet & Greet to make sure we're a perfect fit
  • Stop by and visit Good Dog Boarding & Training
  • Let your pup explore our Dog Park

  • Choose your service
  • Select dates & times
  • Enter your info
  • Book & pay when booking is confirmed

No More Cages Or Loud Kennels

  • Loving care of your animals in a home environment
  • Affordable, personalized pet care
  • Meet your dog's perfect sitter before you book
  • Receive daily photos and updates throughout your dog's stay
  • Contact and message sitters by text or email
  • Get a Report Card on your dog's stay
  • Fully-Insured

Your Dashboard & Pupdates

Once you book a stay, you will receive an email confirmation and an online account will be created for you. Through the Client Dashboard, on your computer, tablet or mobile device, you can:

  • Add information about your pets
  • View your calendar
  • Add information about yourself, your vet and emergency contact
  • View your dog's Pupdates
  • Receive photos of your animal's stay
  • Request additional bookings
  • Chat with sitters
  • View and print your payment details

Board & Train

Going out of town and your dog needs training? Adopt a new pup who needs to learn manners? Have a trained dog who needs a refresher course? Our Board & Train service combines deluxe boarding with 5 fun training sessions per day. Your dog will learn Doggy Etiquette, Manners, Impulse Control, Socialization, and Educational Games. Our Board & Train service combines deluxe boarding in a home environment, doggy daycare socialization, dog park recesses, fun training through games, and exciting field trip outings. Refresher Courses: Free Refresher Courses For All Play & Train Graduates Each Time You Book Daycare or Boarding with Good Dog!

Board & Train Teaches:

  • Name
  • Come
  • Watch
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stand
  • Stay
  • Wait
  • Bed
  • Yes
  • No
  • Okay
  • Hold
  • Leave It
  • Up
  • Off
  • Drop It
  • How To Greet
  • Walk On Leash
  • Confidence When Out
  • How To Use A Long-Line
  • Meeting Other Dogs On Walks
  • Crate Training
  • House Training
  • Training With Games
  • Manners
  • Impulse Control
  • Socialization
  • More...

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Boarding & Training Services

Good Dog Doggy Daycare

in our daycare center

Your dog spends the day at our doggy daycare center and dog park. Drop off in the morning and pick up a happy doggy in the evening.

from $29


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Good Dog Dog Boarding

in our guesthouse

Your dog stays overnight in deluxe accommodations at our guesthouse. They’ll be treated like part of the family in a comfortable home environment.

from $65


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Good Dog Dog Sitting

by the hour

We'll take care of your animals for a couple of hours or more while you do what you want to do. Your animals will get all the attention and love they need.

from $7.38


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Good Dog Dog Walking

in your neighborhood

Your dog gets a walk around your neighborhood or a trip to the park. Perfect for busy days and dogs with extra energy to burn.

from $35


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Good Dog Drop-In Visits

in your home

We'll drop by your home to play with your animals, offer food, and give potty breaks or clean the litter box. Schedule as many visits per day as needed.

from $35


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Good Dog Cat Care & Sitting

in our home or yours

We'll take care of your feline family members in your home or ours. Your cats will be treated like royalty. We can stop by your home, or keep them with us.

from $29


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Vermilion Ohio
Dog Park

Book Your Private
Dog Park Experience

(all size dogs welcome)

Featuring a 2 Acre
Private Dog Park
in Vermilion, Ohio


Visit Our Dog Park

Free Visits For Shelter Dogs

Free Dog Park Visits For Shelter & Foster Dogs

Fostering a shelter dog? Involved with an animal shelter? Contact us to setup free dog park playtime for shelter dogs and foster dogs.

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Free Dog Park Visits For Displaced Dogs

Good Dog has joined Sniffspot hosts throughout the country to provide safe spaces that allow displaced dogs to go wild and free, and to just be dogs again.

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Your HOSTs

Whether you need doggy day care for an hour, a day, or overnight...or dog boarding for a month...there’s a perfect match for you, your animals, and your lifestyle. Trusted, dedicated, vetted animal lovers, Gary and Bill, offer dog and cat boarding, pet sitting, dog walking, doggy day care and animal transport. Located conveniently in a quiet country setting between Vermilion and Amherst Ohio, the property features a large guesthouse, a doggy daycare center, and a 2 acre dog park.

Gary and Bill have 25 years of experience volunteering and working with animals on a full time basis. Animals are their passion, and they enjoy nothing more than making them happy and content. Their animals, and yours, are family and friends. Their needs always come first. Gary and Bill work from home with very flexible hours, so animals are rarely ever left alone. They enjoy taking dogs for car rides, to the many nearby parks, for walks around town, and to restaurants and dog friendly businesses. They rotate visits between over 2 dozen parks so the dogs never get bored. When the weather doesn't cooperate, they take them to indoor dog friendly businesses like Lowes, Petsmart, Pet Supplies Plus, Tractor Supply, etc.

Their home and doggy daycare center are dog friendly, with animals having free range of the dog daycare building and four bedroom home. They are very clean, neat and organized. Animals are allowed on all furniture, and always sleep with Gary and Bill. Their 2 acre property was planned for dogs, with 1.5 acres fenced as a dog park. Outside of fenced areas, and on doggy outings, all animals are always kept on leash. They have years of experience with all varieties of dogs and cats, and are happy to care for special needs animals.


 TESTIMONIALS 

WHEN WE WATCH YOUR COMPANION

  • We love to interact with animals and will keep your's busy throughout the stay.
  • We take dogs to nearby parks and provide a 2 acre dog park on our property.
  • We update your animal's Report Card daily with photos and text updates that show how much fun your animals are having such as playing in the yard, cuddling, and going for hikes.
  • Our goal is to give your animals the same experience they get at home, or one that's even better! We try to match their routines and throw in some extra fun to make the stay memorable.

LET US KNOW

  • Please let us know about your animals' personalities, requirements, special needs, food and treat preferences, and any additional details that will help us keep your animals comfortable while in our care. You can enter and update this information in your client portal.
  • Please provide us with current vet information, an emergency contact who can make decisions while you are away, and other important care information such as feeding instructions, bathroom routines, and exercise schedules.

ABOUT GOOD DOG BOARDING & TRAINING IN VERMILION

  • No children present
  • Large fenced Dog Park
  • Doggy Daycare Center
  • Doggy Guesthouse
  • Dogs allowed on furniture
  • Dogs allowed on beds
  • Doggy stairs for small and handicap dogs
  • Potty breaks every 1-2 hours
  • 4 resident dogs
  • Cats are welcome too! (kept separated from dogs)

Play & Train

Live nearby and don't want to be separated from your dog for one, two or three week trainings? Play & Train offers all the training sessions of Board & Train, but your dog goes home with you each evening. Drop your pup off at 10 am and pickup at 6 pm. Fees include doggy daycare, fun training sessions for your dog, video courses for you, dog park play, pack walks, field trips, educational game play, enrichment activities, and a dog training starter kit. You supply your dog's food. Free Refresher Courses: Free Refresher Courses For All Play & Train Graduates Each Time You Book Daycare or Boarding with Good Dog!

Play & Train Teaches:

  • Name
  • Come
  • Watch
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stand
  • Stay
  • Wait
  • Bed
  • Yes
  • No
  • Okay
  • Hold
  • Leave It
  • Up
  • Off
  • Drop It
  • How To Greet
  • Walk On Leash
  • Confidence When Out
  • How To Use A Long-Line
  • Meeting Other Dogs On Walks
  • Crate Training
  • House Training
  • Training With Games
  • Manners
  • Impulse Control
  • Socialization
  • More...
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D.O.G.s (Directors of Greetings)

Adam

Mixed, Rhodesian Ridgeback Male, 55 lbs, 10 yrs

Adam (AKA Redbone) was dumped on a busy highway then hit by a car. He was extremely emaciated, missing most of his fur, covered in ticks and fleas and had mange. He was so hungry he was found eating a piece of paper. His back hip was broken. He received surgery, was fully vetted, and is now healthy but handicapped. Adam is extremely intelligent, very playful and well behaved. He is fully housebroken, leash trained, rides well in cars and behaves well in public. Adams loves people, children, other dogs, cats and other animals. He is a very special, affectionate, playful dog with above average intelligence. Adam loves small dogs.

Tuffy

Chihuahua, Dachshund Male, 14 lbs, 16 yrs

Tuffy is a lovable, male, Chihuahua mix. He was rescued from a horrific hoarding situation where he and dozens of other animals lived in deplorable conditions. A strong-minded little guy, Tuffy wasn’t happy in a kennel and was sent to us for rehabilitation. After working with him, Tuffy learned to trust his caregivers and quickly became a devoted lap dog. He is exceptionally intelligent, incredibly devoted and will follow you everywhere. He is deaf, but has been taught to understand sign language gestures and also reads lips. Tuffy is happiest when being pet. He does well with other animals, but can be a little jealous. He wants to be in charge.

Johny

Beagle, Treeing Walker Coonhound Male, 50 lbs, 8 yrs

Johny was abandoned on the side of a highway as a puppy. He continues to act like a puppy with a fun personality. He has a great sense of humor and enjoys being silly. He likes to play with dogs and humans. He also loves playing fetch and hiking. Johny is very devoted and follows you everywhere. He is extremely intelligent, very playful and well behaved. He is fully housebroken, leash trained, rides well in cars and behaves well in public. He loves people, children, other dogs, and other animals. While we usually only adopt special needs animals, Johny and Adam bonded and we didn't have the heart to separate them. Johny loves small dogs.

Good Dog Boarding & Training In Vermilion

Your Dog Deserves The Best

IN VERMILION OHIO

from $29 / day