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We're not your traditional dog daycare, boarding or training facility.

Our focus is on creating the ultimate farm experiences for your furry friend, whether they're here to stay for a day, a month or to stay and learn.


We provide premium dog daycare, boarding and training services with a professionally trained team, convenient drop-off and pick-up times, and exciting add-ons like trips to the beach or country for non-stop fun and adventure for your furry family member.


We understand that nothing compares to the comfort of home, but we're committed to making our farm the next best thing.

We are a dog boarding and training facility located at 172 Middle Beach Rd, Middle Beach SA. Our facilities are situated on 23 acres of beautiful countryside, providing your dog with ample space to run, play, and explore.

Our farm-based approach means that your dog will have access to a variety of natural outdoor environments, all in a secure setting.




Aimee and 'Take the Lead' are honestly the best thing that has happened to our family! Our big rottie boy Sid is a changed boy since visiting for a stay and learn! I honestly can't recommend enough. They took such amazing care of him, provided incredible updates throughout his 3 week stay and board, and you can tell the love they have for dogs is next level. Thankyou SO much for providing such an amazing service 💕

Crystal Karim

We left our two Dobermans Sarge & Indi. 1st time for them in boarding and us apart. All I can say is Take the Lead and staff are brilliant. Thankyou for the pictures, updates they had a ball. We will be back and will highly recommend you to others

Janet Jamison

Our puppy returns each time from Take the Lead calm, tired out from having such a great socialisation time, well-behaved…we would totally not hesitate in recommending Take the Lead if you would like your dog looked after without any worry whatsoever. We have the utmost trust in keeping our dog safe and well looked after…Ruby absolutely loves staying with you guys. Soooooooo glad you’re here!

Lou White

Great customer service. Fantastic value for money. Experienced staff. Positive outcome every time.

Michelle Le Leu

My dog holidayed here for 3 weeks while I was away and he had the most amazing time! Aimee and the team were in constant communication, sending through multiple photos daily of him playing with his new friends and this put at ease any thoughts about how he was going or what he was doing 😊 I’ve just recently picked him up and I am so glad I opted to have him stay with Aimee and her team as he was well taken care of and had a ball while I was away.

Eden Dempsey

Pre Take The Lead I could not take Bella for a walk as she was too strong pulling and lunging on the lead. Bella then did a 4 week stay and learn, and the change in her was amazing...We cannot thank the team at Take The Lead enough for working with Bella so we now all have a calmer time together...I recommend the team at Take The Lead without hesitation for training and boarding.

Joanna Rosa

Our puppy Chase had an absolute blast during his 3 night board at Take The Lead! ... We are sending Chase back in early 2023 and know he will be well cared for.

Dani Brooke-Anderson

Our Am Staffy had the best holiday with the team at Take the lead providing daycare images to keep our mind at ease. He returned home totally knackered...and still sleeping a day later with a smile on his face. Cheers to the team 🙌

Rosey Connolly

Take the Lead is incredible! We have used their service many times for when we head away. Indi absolutely loves her farm stays, and comes home absolutely knackered!

Ainslie Graetz

The staff take amazing care of our fur babies who are always excited to be having a holiday on the farm. It is so nice to enjoy our own holiday knowing that they are so well looked after.

Susan Vickers

I am so appreciative of Aimee and her team for working so hard and to help me and my puppy learn how to cooperate in a positive manner.

Kaitlin Adair

Our dog Leo is an anxious and complex boy, and these guys have been great with him and his journey. We booked him in for a 4 week stay and learn program late last year and it really helped build his confidence and has taught him how to be calm and is now a happier dog overall.

Ryan Hagemann

I'm so delighted that this business exists and the trained dog professionals in charge are very detailed to understand your dog and behaviours... Kelly also gives this five stars!

Vanessa Dingle

Take the Lead is like a 5 star retreat for dogs, where they are entertained and educated before coming home exhausted!! Aimee and Team are an absolute pleasure to deal with... our fur baby loves her visits to the farm and we can relax knowing she is being well looked after.

Tracy Morgan

We use Take The Lead often when we go away on family trips and can't take our boxer, Ziva. She absolutely loves this place and the team are amazing at looking after her. We recently spent 6 weeks overseas and Ziva had a holiday with Aimee and the team at Take the Lead. Updatesregularly as to how she was getting on with photographs and excellent communication. As always when we got back she was very excited to see us but had thoroughly enjoyed her time playing and having fun. Highly recommend this place for anyone looking for outstanding service and care for their furry friends. 5 stars

Natalie Henderson

I cannot speak highly enough of Take the Lead. Since visiting them for a stay and learn program and regular day care / stay and play visits, our fur baby, Maple, has come so far...thank you so much 🙂

Emma Avey

Wouldn’t take my dog anywhere else for boarding! As an owner of a crazy German shepherd (who is beyond a handful) it’s a relief knowing he is taken care of by amazing staff who can handle him...would recommend these guys to literally anyone!

Hannah Jade

Highly recommend these guys! We take our rottie here for daycare because she doesn’t get to socialise with other dogs at home and also occasional boarding for when we go away and I always feel like she is in the best hands. She has kidney disease and is quite an anxious dog so she needs that special care which is what Take the Lead give her. I honestly don’t feel comfortable leaving her anywhere else. We get updates on how she’s going and who she’s playing with. I made an awful mistake and confused her pickup date and the team were so accommodating and understanding. So thankful I found these guys.

Jade Harland

You guys have changed our lives, Luca and I cannot thank you enough for what you’ve achieved with Mikey. Our American Staffy (2.5yrs) just came home yesterday from his 5 week stay and learn... the best part is watching how much he engages during his training, you can see how much he enjoys it and how beneficial it is for a dog with so much energy... all of those who trained Mikey a big big thank you, we are so grateful for the time, effort and patience you gave Mikey.

Jessica Adam


A stay and learn is a unique dog training program that combines the convenience of a boarding stay with the benefits of professional dog training. Your dog will live comfortably in our boarding facilities, where they will receive personalised attention and training to address specific behaviour issues.

You'll receive regular photos and updates on their progress during their stay and when you pick them up, we'll provide you with a training session to ensure your dog's continued success at home.

A stay and learn is the perfect way to set your dog up for a lifetime of good behaviour and obedience.



At Take The Lead, we offer a unique farm-based experience for your furry friend. Our facilities are situated on acres of beautiful countryside, providing your dog with ample space to run, play, and explore. Our farm-based approach means that your dog will have access to a variety of natural outdoor environments, all in a safe and secure setting. This unique experience is sure to keep your dog happy and engaged while you're away.


We understand that every dog is unique, with their own set of needs and preferences. That's why we offer personalised care plans to meet the individual needs of each dog in our care. Our experienced team of trainers and caregivers will work with you to ensure that your dog receives the best possible care and attention, whether they require extra attention due to medical issues or behavioural concerns.


Our team of trainers and caregivers are passionate about providing the best possible care for your furry friend. With years of experience in the industry, we have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that your dog is happy, healthy, and safe while in our care. We're committed to providing the best possible care for every dog, and we pride ourselves on our dedication and professionalism.