With the weather warming up, the temptation to head outside and enjoy the outdoors is nearly impossible to resist. Dogs have a natural desire to keep active and venture out of the house, and traveling to your neighborhood dog park is a healthy and fun option for everyone involved. While most pet owners want nothing but the best for their pets, it’s important to set your trip up for success by evaluating your pup’s personality and having a good grasp on the do’s and don’t of the dog park.
If you’re unsure of how your dog will react in a group setting, It’s A Dog’s World Yappy Hour is a great option. Yappy Hour is a supervised dog park situation led by our certified dog trainers at our facility, held on our spacious training field. Owners are educated on how to understand and recognize their dog’s body language signals, so the can properly address the situation and become more equipped to deal with situations that may arise at the dog park.
We know that dogs come in all shapes and sizes, so we also offer a little dog session, Petite Pals, which is held on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., along with a larger breed session on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Both sessions are $5.
All dogs are welcome at Yappy Hour, but please note that the dog needs to be social in large groups. If you feel your pup is not quite there, or if you have any apprehension, It’s A Dog’s World also offers a 30 minute, smaller socialization session with a certified trainer. The trainer will bring in one or more of our trained, reliable dogs to help your pet prepare for socialization in a larger group. One important step to consider before Yappy Hour, is obedience training. This will establish a good relationship between the dog and the owner, and help everyone feel more secure about their roles and environment.
Before your pet greets the open wilds of your neighborhood park, take a look at this list of do’s and don’ts. Happy dog parking!
IADW has seasoned staff members who can consult with owners and take the steps necessary to help your pet be all they can be. Contact [email protected] formore information.