Dogma Doggy Play Requirements

  • Dogma Dog Care welcomes dogs ages 4 months or older, and all adult vaccinations are required.
  • Depending on breed, dogs under the age of 8 months will often receive mandatory rest during the day to ensure they don’t overwork themselves. Older dogs may also get breaks to make sure they have time to rest.
  • Dogs must be spayed or neutered by 8 months of age (for most breeds) to enjoy our daycare space.
  • Unaltered pets may visit as “Leash Walk Only” guests, with their own private den and multiple walks.
  • Provide proof of current vaccinations against the following: Rabies, Bordetella, and DHLPP. A negative heartworm test is required at 1 years old in order to go play in the yard. 

Temperament Testing (appointment needed): $30.00 / $25 for additional dogs

First-time guests will need to schedule a 5-hour temperament test to help your dog get acclimated to daycare at Dogma. We will gradually introduce your dog to a small group of our regular guests. During this initial meeting, we will assess your dog’s interaction with new playmates. Once our trainer decides that your dog is ready to be introduced to the rest of the pack, they get to roam free in the yard with their new friends.

There may be numerous reasons why a dog does not pass his or her temperament test including but not limited to: mature yet unaltered, inability to socialize, injured, nervous, fearful, elderly, immature or even aggression issues. In all cases, our number one priority is the safety of all the animals in our care. As long as your dog is not people aggressive we will welcome them into our facility and give them individualized attention which we call Private Care.

Private Care For Pets That DO NOT Play With Other Dogs: additional $10/day

  • Private Care is given to both daycare and boarding dogs that do not play or interact with other dogs.
  • This may be just a temporary condition or long-term condition, but either way, your pet will receive the love and care they require.
  • The first thing we’d like for you to consider is a free consultation with our training partner. They may be able to correct any unwanted behavioral issues and get your dog out and playing with the pack quickly. In the meantime, we offer Private Care options for your pet.
  • Your pet will receive at least 6 walks a day or 5 play periods in the yard. Let us know what your dog prefers.
  • The cost for private boarding is an additional $10 a day




No Daycare
Pick-up by appointment 3:00-6:00 pm

4790 Wright Drive SE​
Smyrna, GA 30082​



Please note: The front desk will be closed for daycare pick-up and drop-off on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New years.

Dogma Dog Care in Smyrna, Ga is your pet’s home away from home! We offer over 10,000 sq ft of indoor and more than 2 acres of outdoor play areas! We pride ourselves in providing top notch dog daycare, boarding options to fit your needs, dog training for different breeds and professional dog grooming. We also sell pet products, food and toys! Visit us today and experience the Dogma Difference.


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