Services & Facilities
When establishing Dogtastic, Lyn wanted to ensure she could provide a full service to her clients and be able to provide ‘value for money’.
Lyn looked at various issues where she felt Dogtastic could make a real difference to her clients, not only offering a fantastic day for their dogs but also their puppies, their dogs recovering from operations, arthritic dogs whose needs also need to be addressed properly and so on
Therefore she created the Goldie Oldie Dog and Recovery dogs room also a separate puppy crèche
We consider ourselves very lucky to be able to offer you a unique facility, which provides daycare for older dogs.
As we grow older, our needs change, so does your dogs'. An older dog deserves much respect, additional care and company for quality of life. Sore joints, slower gait, need for more sleep... we want to support this precious generation. Our Goldie Oldies room provides heated dog beds, accessible grass for toilet , toys and company. These all go towards our respect and care for our most loved and respected survivors, we love our old dogs and recognize all they have given us and want to give it back.
We offer an injury recovery room where your dog can relax and be looked after whilst recovering from an injury or operation, something as basic as a cut paw can be a nightmare for an owner to cope with, when total rest is required but you also don’t want your dog to be left alone all day. With constant supervison and warm surroundings we can help .
The Puppy Crèche
While loving those looking to the end of their years, we also want to help the next generation become enthusiastic, sociable, fun dogs.
Our puppy crèche is separate from the other areas of the Centre with its own outdoor play area. Here puppies of all shapes and sizes get to learn from each other through playing together indoors and outside. Although the grown-ups are not allowed in the puppy crèche, we do feel it is important that they get to meet. Adult dogs teach manners better than any human!
Then, when all the fun is a bit much, the puppies can come inside to our quiet sleepy room for the occasional puppy nap.
Dogtastic has plenty of outdoor space.
Our beautiful secret garden is a safe and secure area for puppy play.
While the grown-ups can bound, bounce and play in the larger paddocks where we have agility toys, swimming pool in those hot days and of course the obligatory ball games.
Our purpose-built grooming room should be available soon.
We have a fabulous groomer who will visit the Centre twice a week to groom your pooch, but we will also be able to bath and blow-dry upon request at any time.
We do not claim to train!
We are not a training centre.
Dogtastic is the best place in Edinburgh and the Lothians for socialisation, fun and care.
One of the major benefits of daycare is that very often our dogs become better behaved, and their manners improve. Owners often find a marked improvement in their pet’s behaviour, such as better at recall.
We believe that the best teachers of dogs are other dogs, the hierarchy of the pack always impresses us, and although we don’t allow bullying, we will let dogs sort themselves out however will intervene immediately should one think themselves that wee bit more important than the other.
Our experience allows us to assess and identify problems, be they behavioural or health issues
However, we don’t and won’t claim to be experts in the fields of veterinary medicine or behavioural science.
There are properly qualified professionals who excel in these fields and deliver exceptional training and veterinary care. We have a list of approved behaviourists and trainers that we will recommend.
Our Centre vets are ICR BUTT in Loanhead. We have a long-established relationship with them and will recommend them without hesitation.