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Our Doggie DayCare

Our Doggie DayCare

Our DayCare is customized for each unique need and temperament  of every dog visiting with us. We are able to do this because, unlike some other doggie daycares, we limit our enrollment to just 18 dogs per day! NOT 30-50....

We use the most recent research on ideal canine play and social environments. Using studies on canine enrichment, with mental and emotional well being our guide, we designed our play areas. This is all backed with over 30 years experience of canine behavioral consulting.

There is no rotating of staff for you and your dog to get to know; there are just the owners.  We are CPR and First aid trained. We are a family business. In fact, our children are being raised to be the next generation of Leading the Way.

How to Enroll Your Dog in Leading the Way Doggie DayCare

To Schedule a Meet & Greet: All dogs are evaluated prior to being accepted to Leading the Way's daycare. This meet and greet is to ensure your dog will be comfortable. During the meet and greet, we are getting to know your dog. We are learning which group your dog enjoys and learning your dog's play style. Learning what makes your dog special!

While we think doggie daycare is great for dogs for so many reasons, some dogs are not comfortable with this social environment. If your dog is aggressive towards people or dogs, or is very shy, or does not like the company of other dogs, or is a fence jumper, daycare may not be a match. If you are not sure, our Director of Training would be happy to talk with you further about your dog.

All dogs must be up to date on all vaccines and flea treatments and remain up to date while attending daycare. To schedule a meet and greet for your dog, call or email us today!

Transportation is available


Crazy schedule? We can help! We offer limited transportation for clients to and from their homes. Fees range from just $5.00-$15.00 per trip, depending on location. We are happy to travel to Northampton, Florence, Hadley, Amherst, Pelham, Belchertown, Easthampton, Southampton, Westhampton, Williamsburg, Haydenville, Hatfield, Whately, Deerfield, South Deerfield, and others...just ask!

Our DayCare Rates


Full Day Rate $28

VIP Pass Rates:

5 Day Pass $​1​​35

10 Day Pass $260

20 Day Pass $495

*Multi-dog discount rate of 25% off the day or pass rate for the 2nd, 3rd dog, etc. *Must be living in the same household*.

Our Daycare Hours​​

Monday-Friday 7:15 am -6:00 pm. Extended hours available! Ask Us!

No fees for late pick-ups.*

*We understand that life happens. Just let us know that you are running late....





For more information on enrolling your dog in our daycare...Please,

It's about quality healthy play, which promotes good social skills for the dogs that visit every day!

What your neighbors are saying about us....

They are extremely knowledgeable, patient and they do not give up on you or your pet. We are able to call or text them any time with questions or concerns. Shannon offers top notch  doggie training at all levels and believe me, she is very knowledgeable and in tuned to ours and our pets needs. They run an excellent Day Care! Our boy comes home happy and tired and is so excited when it's a Day Care day. I also have to mention that they continue to work with and train your pet while at Day Care.

-S.K of Florence Doggie DayCare & Behavior Consult Client

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