2D/19-23 Paramount Rd, West Footscray, VIC 3012

Monday – Friday: 7.30am to 6.30pm  

0413 042 811


Pro Dog Daycare is a Premium Dog Daycare and Training facility run by Certified Dog Trainer and Behaviour Specialist – David McKelson. More about David

Our team’s goal is to mentally challenge and stimulate your dog, to promote desirable behaviour and to have fun.  Socialisation, exercise and stimulating brain games will ensure your dog is enriched and satisfied by the end of the day.  We also cater for those dogs that prefer a low key day, relaxing with like minded mates and enjoying each others company.

We would recommend that your dog attends daycare at least once a week depending on their activity levels and behavioural needs.  Our team focusses heavily on group development and where possible our preference is for dogs to come in on the same days each week, which assists us in developing cohesive groups and consequently improves the daycare experience for all of the dogs in our care.

The inner-western suburbs of Melbourne have an extremely strong dog culture and sense of community. As locals, we are proud and excited to open one of Melbourne’s largest indoor dog daycare, training and behaviour facilities in our own community.


Our indoor facility is completely secure, with only the highest quality materials used in the fit-out to create a highly functional and hygienic facility. Our team of highly skilled staff have an absolute focus on the behavioural management of the dog groups, ensuring every individual in the facility is receiving the care and attention they need to ensure they develop socially and are safe during their stay with us.

We are proud to say Pro Dog’s management strategies have been adopted across several facilities in Australia. Dave mentors several dog daycare owners/operators.


The course is run on 6 consecutive weeks.  Each class is 45 minutes. Our puppy school has a strong focus on training, habituation and socialisation. Our group sizes are limited to 7 pups, ensuring you get a good deal or personalised attention throughout the course.

All of our programs at Pro Dog have a strong focus on building meaningful relationships between the handler and dog.  Much of this is created through structured play activities, the development of highly valued reward systems and engagement exercises; with the the ultimate goal of creating a dog that chooses you over the environment or other dogs.


The Pro Dog Training Academy is one of only a few purpose built training centres in Australia. The Academy is only 1 minute drive from our dog daycare centre, offering private lessons and our extremely comprehensive range of dog training classes/services. Please contact us for whatever your training needs are.

We also run a huge number of dog training events and seminars each year, which include both local and international presenters who are experts in their field.  These events are for both industry professionals and the general public.


  • We have been really impressed with Pro Dog Daycare, and so has Allie our Boxer. She can't wait to get inside in the morning, and is looked after fantastically. The Day Care is really well set up. We really enjoy seeing the videos and pictures of her day, and it is obvious to us that David has a wonderful way with animals. Allie will be coming back!

    Geoff Wallace
  • David was amazing. His simple, pragmatic approach saw instant success. His vast experience working with wild animals such as wolves, dingoes and elephants is evident in his advice, insights, the way he connected with our dingoes and importantly, his success. We highly recommend David to anyone wanting to get the best from their pets.

    Cat and Brett Morrison
  • Wagi has a fantastic time when he's there. He's dog tired when he gets home. And he tells us about his day on the way home.

    Sue Nevin
  • What a fabulous place. Led by a great trainer David. They will have to turn away clients soon as anyone who sees this first rate establishment will want a place there for their much loved dogs. Congratulations Pro Dog Team

    Beate Sexton
  • Love the fact that we can leave our fur baby while we are at work in the capable hands of people who care. She absolutely loves it there. We love the daily videos/photo updates! If your looking for a great doggy day care center run by dog trainers look no further! Great job David!

    Marie Davies


Our daycare programs are designed to allow your dogs to enjoy new and varied activities, get plenty of exercise and socialise with other dogs – all under the supervision and attention of our dedicated and trained Pro Dog team.

The facility is hygienic, functional and safe for your dog.  Our daycare programs are frequently reviewed and activities are changed/modified to ensure your dog gets the most out of their visit.

When you bring your dog in for their first visit we will discuss any behavioural requirements that you may have relating to their social behaviour with both dogs and people.  Our experienced team will provide you with frequent updates relating to your dog’s behaviour whilst in our care and we will let you know if we think there is benefit in utilising any of our other training services.

We have a great deal of success in developing dogs and improving social behaviour in our daycare service, but please note that this is not always the case depending on the severity of the behavioural issue.  At times training will be a requirement prior to starting daycare at our facility.




10 Day Pass


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30 Day Pass


2 Dogs

10% Discount

The safety and well being of your dog is our number one priority

Our team of qualified dog trainers complete a behavioural assessment on all dogs on arrival. If a dog isn’t currently suitable for daycare, we will offer various dog training and socialisation options which may facilitate getting your dog into daycare in the near future.

Once the behavioural assessment is completed, your dog will be introduced to the group under strict supervision until they settle in with their new mates. We have several designated areas for dogs of varying temperament, size and energy levels to suit your dog’s needs.

Our Dog Daycare is suitable for both high and low energy dogs. Our team of qualified dog trainers love nothing more than building confidence in shy dogs and challenging high energy dogs with a range of socialisation activities, exercise sessions and brain games. You will have a very satisfied dog at the end of the day.


Please ensure that your dog’s C5 vaccination is up to date and bring a copy of your certificate with you on your first visit. Worming and flea treatment should also be up to date.

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We are conveniently located only 5 minutes from the West Gate Freeway, 2 minutes from Tottenham Train Station and less than 15 minutes from the CBD!


Pro Dog Daycare
2D/19-23 Paramount Rd
West Footscray, VIC 3012


Monday – Friday: 7.30am to 6.30pm

Weekends: Scheduled training classes and private lessons


0413 042 811

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