Daycare, Adventures, Overnight, Training and Grooming FOR DOGS

What we offer in the city

Your Dog’s All Weather Park

Whether hanging out with friends, getting a new ‘do’ or learning some cool new things, at Barkley we have a mixed schedule of activities for your dog or puppy… and you too! This unique all weather facility lets your loved one enjoy the space and freedom to really be themselves.


Dog Daycare

Daycare lets your loved ones play, learn and socialise with like minded friends

Dog Grooming

For us Grooming is about health, comfort and style

Dog Training

Rewarding good Barkley Manners and guiding you to lead your best life with your beloved dog / puppy

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Would your dog like to come to Dog daycare?

Or join the family below

“Praise be to Dog”

Dog Daycare

At the heart of everything we do is our daycare facility. Our team work hard to ensure that the health, happiness and day to day experience of all of the puppies and dogs in our care is paramount. This entails creating a daily schedule of fun, learning, socialising with friends and rest time. We create a special bond with all of the kids and whether we see you on a weekly or casual basis you are a part of this unique Barkley family.

We start from a belief that ‘daycare is not normal’ and work outwards, in that we give every puppy / dog the freedom, space and time to indicate how they feel about the experience.


the basics

Joining the family


We have specialist rooms and classes for all ages, but certain minimums…

Puppies - 12 week and / or 7 days after final / booster vaccination.

Maturer Dogs - any age if health and movement can be catered for safely.


Dogs should ideally be spayed or neutered at the age that your vet says suits their breed and size. We have no set age as attendance is dependent on their behaviour and the other dogs, however after 10 months of age we see the majority will need to take a break, we will discuss this with you in advance.


All dogs must have up to date with Vaccinations

  • DHPP



We also ask that dogs have

  • no stitches

  • not be on any antibiotics.

  • disclose any injury or movement restriction.


All dogs must be actively socialised, have a good base of basic manners and / or be in training.

We cater for all varieties of personality and character but ask that any signs of resource guarding, aggression or excessive play styles be indicated. We do not allow or support use of aversive tools e.g. electric collars. Muzzles are also not suitable in our environment.

Meet and Greet


Scheduled between 7.30 to 9.30 we meet you and your loved one for a chat about life, expectations and history

1) Meet one of our Seniors

Only senior staff conduct evaluations,  getting to know more about your needs, your dogs needs and closely observing your dog’s body language and communication style. 

2) Meet some new friends

Your loved one is then introduced slowly to the right class / group based on size, age and personality. All dogs need ample time and space to get used to this new world.

3) You are free to go

After a few minutes we can tell if it is suitable for your dog to stay with us for the rest of the morning / day ... and you are free to head off and let them get to know their new family.

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working the brain is our ultimate aim

Play Room, Quiet Room, VIP and Loft

We love the mix of characters and energy levels of our Tots and the team ensure that each of the kids gets a variety of time inside and outside, and also the perfect mix of group size and activities. Launching the VIP and Loft have allowed us to go even one step further and offer true one on one or small group sessions for even the shyest of kids who will never fully join our daycare world but are still a part of the family.

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positve interaction teaches lifeskills

Play room, Brain Room and outside play

Our gorgeous puppies may not yet have an off switch so need our team to create the perfect balance of play, learning and rest. With a focus on our 5 Rules of Life and the Bonding Cycle, we let the kids play for 10 minutes, learn for 10 minutes and rest for 20 minutes - rotating through the 3 spaces lets us practice good manners, provide a variety of interactive play and lots of brain work - setting a great foundation for life in daycare and at home.

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catering for all needs and loving it

Ball room, clubhouse, brain room and outside PLay

Our big kids not only need more space but a variety of different activities that lets them all explore their own style. Whether charging flat tack in the ball room at chuck it time, playing hide and seek in the clubhouse with best friends, or getting the brain cells fired up in our Brain Boom, it’s the balance of play and rest that makes our Woodbury Rooms perfect for all. As some of our bigger kids move into their maturer years we have the freedom to tailor a day to suit their minds even if their bodies aren’t as keen to keep up.


Daycare | Grooming | Training

Dog Daycare Rates

Whether looking for Casual or a more regular schedule we have options for all.

All daycare credits are valid for 12 months and discounted rates are only available for Pre Paid credits.

2 Dog families get a 35% discount on all dog & puppy daycare packages.


Casual Daycare

This rate will apply if no credits are pre-purchased.

Casual Visits Rate
Evaluation / Re-Intro $30
Half day $30
Full day $45

Weekly Daycare Social

Available for standing reservation clients only. Credits can be used in any time frame, but package type must match number of standing reservations booked per week

Standing Reservation Half day package Full day package
1 per week - 5 credits $130 $200
2 per week - 10 credits $230 $370
3 per week- 15 credits $300 $525
4 per week - 20 credits $380 $660
5 per week - 25 credits $425 $750

Flexible Dog Daycare Social

Casual reservation credits purchased in advance.

Session Half day Package Full day Package
5 Credit Package $140 $210
10 Credit Package $250 $390

Overnight Stays for Dogs

Overnight stays charged per day - includes all daycare from check in before 1.00 to check out after 1.00 pm.

Stay Length early pick up/late drop off Rate per day
1 to 4 days -$20 $55
5 days and over -$20 $50
Transport per trip to and from $10 each way
Food charged by size and frequency On request

Forest Adventures for Dogs

All dogs must attend daycare evaluation.

Session Rate
Casual $55
1 x weekly $50
2 x weekly $47
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Our team of Dog Grooming scissor hands

Dog Grooming Salon

At Barkley Manor we pride ourselves on tailoring our services to you and your dog’s needs.  When you bring your dog in for an appointment we will discuss your wishes in detail and will provide an estimate of time and a quote.  We offer all types of grooming from scissoring, styling, clipping and hand-stripping to bath only - each includes nail trimming, ear and gland cleaning. Our passion is creating a look and design that is not only stylish but practical too.

For our daycare kids we only charge for a half day of daycare ( either the morning or afternoon session ) for a Full Groom


super styling

A cut above the rest

cage free

Yes our salon can be 'crazy' with puppy energy sometimes, but the dogs love their stress free time with us. 


We love finding a style that suits your dog and creating a maintenance program to help you keep that style all year around.


We routinely conduct health checks, and will advise if your dog may need a vet visit, or worm and flea treatments. 


We train all our staff to be able to use more scissoring techniques and creative   styles - no more 'clip off' nightmares

award winning

We are not stuck in tradition or only focused on dog show cuts - yes some of our groomers 'show' their dogs and win awards, but we would like to offer our clients the choice.

specialist care

We only use specialist shampoos - including those for dogs & puppies with more sensitive skin.

We offer specialist care if your dog suffers from skin or joint issues.


Puppy & Dog Daycare is situated in the same building allowing your loved one to play first and then be pampered.


We cater for dogs & puppies no matter how 'matted' - unlike many groomers who seem to chastise owners for this , we work with you to help your loved one stay healthy and be comfortable.


Dog Grooming Services

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Full Groom

Whether you need Clipping or a full Scissoring Style all grooms include bathing, blow-drying, trimming, and a hair cut all over.  

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Bath & TiDY

Our Bath and Tidy service includes bathing, blow-drying, and basic trimming of certain areas such as eyes, paws etc - or you can opt for Bath only.

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Quick Groom services

We offer an array of add ons or quick services such as Nail clips, Eye trims , Paw trim, Knot management, Teeth clean.

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Hand Stripping

We offer hand stripping for those terriers with wire coats.


Daycare | Grooming | Training

Dog Grooming Rates

Full Groom - Bath - Tidy and Quick Groom service Rates

These rates are base rates and may vary depending on specific needs N.B.Full Groom - base rates assume a short coat groom with basic styling. If you want a longer coat, more detailed scissoring and / or de-matting rather than clip off the additional charges will apply.

Service Dog Size Rate
FULL GROOM clip / scissor / trim Short coat and styling
FULL GROOM Small from $70
FULL GROOM Medium from $80
FULL GROOM Large from $100
FULL GROOM Extra Large from $130
SPECIAL STYLING extra scissoring per 15 minutes $15
FULL BATHE Wash / dry / brush
FULL BATHE Small from $30
FULL BATHE Medium from $40
FULL BATHE Large from $60
FULL BATHE Special / Extra large from $100
Nail trim/ Ear clean any $15 per service
Quick Groom e.g. tidy feet / eyes /ears - from $20
Teeth cleaning - Brushing plus toothbrush $20

CITY PARK - Open 7:15am - Close 6pm. Late fees apply. Half day pick up before 1pm.

COUNTRY PARK - drop off / picks ups at the City Park or by arrangement. Half day before/after 1pm.


Do you and dog need some training?

Dog & Puppy Training

They say that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but we do expect all dogs, of all ages, to display good Barkley Manners.

At Barkley Manor we recognise that your dog is part of your family and we passionately want to support you both enjoying life together. Whether adding some day training with one of in-house Staff, having some fun together in one of the classes weekend / night time classes or a one on one program, we help guide you through everyday doggy “challenges” and create a life that suits you and your dog

Our training principles are based on you and your dog having a positive relationship where your dog does as you wish because it wants to, rather than because it has to. Why? A dog that looks up to its owner and therefore wants to please its owner is a reliable happy dog. Dogs that are physically forced into compliance live lives full of unhappiness, stress and anxiety, a space that is counter-productive to learning. 


perfect PUPPY TRAINING program

The sweet spot for any family and their new four legged child, is at BABY PUPPY stage 0 - 16 weeks , where their brain is not only like a sponge for learning but also the type of experiences that they have can truly define the future you have with them.

Our passion is puppies , not just for the cuteness overload but the joy of seeing how baby minds can be supported and steered for the very best life. Using proven scientific research our approach is a positive , structured and fun program for introducing your puppy into YOUR life.

PERFECT PUPPY - 6 week Program tailored to YOUR life.


home visits

  • Puppy Proofing - set up your home as your new addition arrives

  • Puppy Perfection - alongside classes, work to master any challenges and create your perfect week


Puppy daycare

  • Daily special puppy groups

  • focus on learning, playing and lots of resting

  • 5 Rules of Life and Basic Manners



  • Weekend / After work classes

  • Socialising and learning for you and the family

  • Small groups / personal care



There is no one size fits all … learning is optimal when we focus on You and Your dog

Day Training or

Country Retreats

the 5 Rules

Our on staff dog trainers take some one on one time to help your loved one master the Barkley basics

No Jumping, No Pushing, No Shouting for attention, No Bullying, No Ignoring your name

success in the city

Tackling some more specific issues to make Daycare and / or City life happier and safer for you and your puppy dog

  • On lead fun - Entry and Exit perfection

  • Impulse Control

  • Resource Guarding

success at home

Often the best success is just a matter of re-setting a family approach or adding some simple layers of routine and structure.

One of our training staff meets you at Barkley for a brief consult and then a program of at home / out and about learning is created


Puppy / Owner Training Classes

Start Dates

Baby Puppy

SAT March 30th - 1pm 

No classes held on Easter Weekend (April 20th) but will return the following weekend and will still be a full 5 week course

SAT April 6th - 10am  

No classes held on Easter Weekend (April 20th) but will return the following weekend and will still be a full 5 week course

WED April 17th - 6:30pm  No classes held on April 24th but will return the following weekend and will still be a full 5 week course

SAT April 27th - 2pm

THURS May 2nd - 7:30pm

SAT May 11th - 1pm 

No classes held on Queens Birthday Weekend (June 1st) but will return the following weekend and will still be a full 5 week course

Toddler Puppy Manners

Saturday April 13th - 9am 

No classes held on Easter Weekend (April 20th) but will return the following weekend and will still be a full 5 week course

Wednesday May 8th - 7:30pm

Saturday May 25th - 9am 

No classes held on Queens Birthday Weekend (June 1st) but will return the following weekend and will still be a full 5 week course

Refined Manners

Thursday May 2nd - 6:30pm

Saturday May 11th - 11am 

No classes held on Queens Birthday Weekend (June 1st) but will return the following weekend and will still be a full 5 week course


Day Training

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Our on staff trainers use positive methods of reinforcement and through mixture of task and Canine Enrichment processes we teach your dog commands using ‘muscle memory’ so they have a base level of understanding to then use at home / out and about.

NIGHT / weekend classes

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We offer a variety of classes from traditional obedience, enrichment and agility classes - but we limit groups to smaller numbers of 6 - 8,  to maximise learning experience. Families and couples encouraged to join in. Lots of games and off lead activity to ensure both you and your dog have fun!

ONe on One consults / Retreats

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Whether a ‘start for success’ or a ‘need a refresh’ , our collective of specialist trainers and behaviourists have pretty much seen it all and want to share their experience and passion to help you and your dog lead the best life. Whether at home or out and about we come and spend time with you and your family at a time that suits you.



Dog & Puppy Day Training

Extra tuition and enrichment during the daycare schedule. Rate in addition to daycare charges.

Training Sessions Rate
Refreshed Manners / The 5 Rules 4 x sessions $100
Puppy Enrichment Program 6 x sessions $150
Rise Up Calm Down 4 x sessions $120
Entry Exit Perfection 4 x sessions $100

Owner and Puppy / Dog Training Classes

Small groups - age / experience appropriate classes - all weather facility - focus on fun, learning and off lead safety

Training Sessions Rate
Baby Puppy - 10 to 16 weeks 5 x Classes $249
Puppy Enrichment Program 6 x classes $300
Toddler Puppies - 16 weeks plus 5 x classes $249
Refined Manners 5 x classes $199
Games, Tricks and Agility 4 x classes $199

1 on 1 / Behavioural Consult

Bespoke and personal approach to helping with any daily challenges

Consult type Sessions Rate
Behavioural Consult at Barkley 1 x 15 minutes free
Behavioural Consult at HOME 1st Session 2 hours / Follow Up $350-400 / $100-150
Training Consult 1 x 1hr Session $100-150

Barkley Manor Country Park

The Barkley Manor Country Park is a truly magical place only 40 minutes drive North of our Barkley Manor City Park in Grey Lynn, 150 acres of private and peaceful forest, meadow and pasture land , with streams and swimholes through out, a waterfall and the type of big sky views that even the dogs feel more alive.

Our passion for dogs that visit the  forest is  Free Running - no leads, no collars, no strangers, no demands. However for this to be safe and fun for all we are committed to a unique model

Daycare kids only - our passion is  knowing the kids first so we ask that all adventurers attend a daycare meet and greet first

Group Dynamics - our forte is the experience and knowledge of your dog/s and what suits them best. We create groups based on energy, attitude and safety.

Two Barkley Staff - no matter the group size we will always have two staff including a Senior - both Pet First Aiders.

Private Property - no unknown dangers, large fenced areas and free running spaces, established tracks, access to water in  swim holes, ponds and streams -  the forest is resplendent with birdlife and the home for quite a few cheeky possums -  but we are a poison free zone!

School Bus designed to be safe and comfortable - No letting dogs rattle around in vans! Individual harness points  - Personal space - own non slip area  with bedding - freedom of movement but 100% security - no cages - Air conditioning and fresh air fans

Drop off and Pick up at Barkley - We actively aim to limit vehicle time and have  two routes to the Forest to avoid traffic issues

Post Adventure routines - Hot / Cold Showers - Towel down - Health Check - Grass Seed checks 


Forest Adventures


On a Forest Group walk  the "Forest Monkeys"  as we affectionately call them, are loaded on the School Bus and taken for a day trip. Being a monkey is about having the freedom to run, explore, sniff, chase, swim, plunge, shout with joy, jump, chase, chew, smell, hunt, amble and roll in mud.

We specialise in creating different experiences for different groups - young pups country enrichment, older and slower, hunters and gatherers, too shy for public parks - we want to celebrate your dog being themselves.

We ask that all puppies / dogs join our daycare first so we can start the Bonding process and optimise which day and group they are best suited to.

If your dog has already attended daycare


Forest Retreats


Let your loved one hang out with their friends on a perfect country holiday at the HOMESTEAD - a purposely designed, open plan home, staffed round the clock for the ultimate in overnight care.

Divided into size and temperament groups, the overnight Forest Monkeys have fun packed days exploring their own country wonderland - with 5 fully fenced areas there is something for everyone - the Meadow for chasing and playing tag, the Grotto for social gatherings, the Spring for bombing and swimming, the Verandah for sunbathing and snoozing and the Dell for hunting and snuffling all the good smells.

We advise putting your requests in early, especially for public holidays as our retreats do fill up


Training Retreats

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Whether topping up on some manners or learning some cool new things a combination of forest retreat, day training and then a structured handover to you, is all tailored to your needs.

All dogs benefit and enjoy a refresh or adding new learning - we like to use the relaxed and positive back drop of a retreat to then add ‘lessons’ - we create programs that optimise long term success by actively getting you as owners involved at the beginning and end of the retreat.

It can be an uniquely rewarding way to not only reconnect but ensure you and your puppy / dog are leading your best life together.


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Joining the Forest family

becoming a monkey

All dogs attend a trial Forest Group walk. A  "Forest Monkey"  as we affectionately call them, is any Barkley dog that loves the freedom to run, explore, sniff, chase, swim, plunge, shout with joy, jump, chase, chew, smell, hunt, amble and roll in mud… true “free running”

free running is Dog for the Soul

After a Forest romp the kids are not only tired but have had a perfect ‘being themselves’ experience - they have worked their brains as well as their brawn, and we feel pretty damn good too.

social sharing

We love parents to join us at our weekend Social Events, but also let you enjoy the Forest monkey fun with the best pics and video on Instagram and Facebook pages.

overnight kennel / cage free

if your loved one has had a successful daycare evaluation the option to explore an Overnight stay is available.

Whether for a weekend break or a longer holiday stay you can be safe knowing they are enjoying their own unique holiday in the


Our purpose built overnight stay facility is a cage free ‘home’ for our bigger and smaller kids - with open plan living for day and night comfort, staff living with the kids and onsite 24/7, and the freedom to enjoy a home from home experience with their friends and surrogate parents.

Acres of outdoor fun

Designed with indoor / outdoor flow for all year round sun and shelter, access to 10 acres of fully fenced meadow and forest day play spaces, and unique fresh water streams and features. Access to a further 140 acres for true free running adventures


Forest Adventures for Dogs

All dogs must attend daycare evaluation.

Session Rate
Casual $55
1 x weekly $50
2 x weekly $47

Overnight Dog Retreats

Overnight stays charged per day - includes all daycare from check in before 1.00 to check out after 1.00 pm.

Stay Length early pick up/late drop off Rate per day
1 to 4 days -$20 $55
5 days and over -$20 $50
Transport per trip to and from $10 each way
Food charged by size and frequency On request

Dog Training Retreats

Day Training courses charged in addition to overnight stay or Specialist care charged per day

Training Sessions Rate
Day Training 4 x Sessions $120
Barkour / Off Road 4 x Sessions $120
Stay and Train Per Day $75


Open 7:15am - Close 6pm. Late fees apply. Half day pick up before 1pm.


Drop off CITY PARK 7:15am - 9.30 am Pick up - no later than 6pm.

Drop off / Pick up at Country Park by arrangement only