About Us

Janet has always had a love of all animals, especially dogs. As a young child of only 6 years old, she would go around the neighborhood asking if she could walk peoples dogs for them. At the age of 13 she started training dogs for people and by the age of 16 was competing in Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) And AKC shows across North America. She has been a member of several kennel clubs and rescue groups over the years, devoting herself to educating, training, breeding, showing and volunteering across Canada. Janet currently lives in Barrie with her 4 dogs Jack, Koby, Isys, Dunya and her cat Raven (the boss). She is and advocate for balanced training and has had great success with training dogs on ecollars. This is a labor of love for Janet and she looks forward to meeting amazing dogs and people as her life long dream of helping people create better dogs becomes a reality. So please stop by anytime, tour the facility and say hi... Koby and Jack are the official greeters and cookie connoisseurs and always happy to see new friends.

Our Facility

Waterdogs K9 Center is a 3600 sq ft air conditioned and heated facility, with Barrie's ONLY INDOOR DOG POOL conveniently located off Hwy 400. We are open 5 days a week and offer a variety of services to suit all dog owners needs. We offer indoor and outdoor play areas to suit dogs of all sizes and ages. All areas are covered with high density rubber floors to protect your dog at rest or at play. This flooring ensures the safety of your dogs bones and joints, high traction and high standard of cleanliness at all times. Dogs are able to run and play in our air conditioned structured social zone or relax and lay back in the outdoor area. At Waterdogs, we love all dogs and will take pride in making sure every dog is cared for on an individual basis. Waterdogs K9 Center is conveniently located at 44 George St in Barrie. Just 2 minutes off the 400 (exit at Dunlop) take a right on Anne St and the first right on George St. Just past Beer store.

Our Promise

We promise that when you come to Waterdogs K9 Center both you and your dog feel like family. We work hard to make your dog better a better dog and to make your life easier through training, and consistency. We want you to always feel good about leaving your beloved dog in our clean safe facility. We are always here to help.

Our Vision

To promote , educate and empower owners to have happy lives & happy dogs. To always be able to pay it forward by helping in our community and serving the dog owners in Barrie for many long years.

We guarantee that every dog becomes a well rounded, happy tail wagging, totally content pile of puppy love

Our Tools and Methods

At Waterdogs, we use a variety of tools for training which include prong collar, and e-collars. We believe that any tool when used correctly by a trained person is invaluable. Our methods of training are balanced, meaning we correct and disagree with the negative behaviours and praise and agree with the good behaviours. If you are considering training with our head trainer/owner Janet, we ask that you are comfortable with all tools that we use. We are here to help with any questions you may have regarding our techniques. We have had huge success with our methods. And we want to empower every dog owner out there to join us with your own success story.

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