Packlife Dog Retreat

Servicing all of Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and surrounding area's dog daycare and training needs!

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Our Story

Packlife Dog Retreat began as a simple dream of wanting to help as many dogs and their people as possible. With nearly 7 years of dog training experience between us, we are committed to changing the lives of all the dogs and people we are lucky enough to work with. Each having two dogs of our own, we know that owning a pet is an amazing and rewarding experience, but also a responsibility, not a luxury. Training your dog properly will lead you to a greater understanding of not only them as an animal, but of yourself as well. We firmly believe in the owner-pet relationship being one of mutual understanding and respect, and we will work with you to build this relationship with your dog. We will train you to speak dog, rather than trying to convince your dog to speak human!

To learn more about each member of our team (both human and canine), follow the link below to check out our 'Meet the Team' page. 

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We are now accepting new dogs into our Guelph daycare packs!

We are thrilled to announce that we are now accepting dogs into our Retreat Day (daycare) program in Guelph. If you would like more information on Retreat Days in Guelph, follow the link below to our 'Services' page, and check out our Instagram and Facebook pages for daily photos and videos of our packs. If you are interested in signing your dog up for Retreat Days with us at our Guelph location please contact us and we will assist you as soon as we can!


Need a groomer?

We have partnered with Kirsty of Serene Spaw to help bring our Kitchener Retreat Day clients a unique and convenient grooming experience!

With Serene Spaw being less than 1km from our Kitchener location, we are able to work with Kirsty to help our Retreat Day dogs look their best. For a $10 fee on top of your dog's regular grooming cost, Kirsty will pick your dog up from our Kitchener location after their daycare day and bring them to her grooming salon where clients can then pick them up following their groom. They will go home clean and tired from a busy day of playing and a groom!

PLEASE NOTE: this service is only available to Retreat Day dogs attending our Kitchener daycare. In order to book this service, please contact Kirsty directly at;


COVID-19 Safety

We are committed to keeping you, your dogs, and our team safe during these uncertain times.

In compliance with public health guidelines, we have implemented several safety measures specific to each of our services. Some of these measures include contactless pick-up and drop-off of dogs, socially distanced and fully masked individual training sessions, and available virtual training sessions. Our entire staff has also received all three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit the Policies and Procedures page of our website for more information on the different safety precautions we are taking for our individual services.


Have you heard the news?

We were featured on CTV Kitchener! Follow the link below to check out the story on us.


Get in Touch Today

We'd love to hear from you! Contact us anytime, 7 days a week. Please be sure to check your junk mail when waiting for a response from us, our emails tend to be sent there. We will get back to you within 2-3 business days.

Email for general inquiries

Email for training inquiries

226 Riverbend Dr, Kitchener ON, N2B 2E9 
7425 Wellington Road 34, Puslinch ON, N0B 2J0

519-744-2313 (Kitchener) 519-829-1313 (Guelph)

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“In choosing a dog to share your life, you have an incredible opportunity to form a powerful bond with a member of another species.”

Cesar Millan