playgroups

Way More Than Walks
Besides being a lot of fun, the pack environment brings out a variety of instinctual play behaviors, providing your dog with mental, as well as physical stimulation. This release of long pent-up energy leads to calmer and happier dogs. Positive, controlled exposure to other dogs can also reduce the anxiety that leads to dog-dog aggression over time.


Playgroups vs. Dog Parks
Balanced Dogs Playgroups are not dog park "free-for-alls."  In any public, off-leash park it's impossible to control the number of dogs, or their ability to safely interact with each other.  Dog parks represent an inherent risk not present in our private Playgroup setting, and can be especially problematic for puppies, small, or timid dogs, or any dog who doesn't yet have great social skills.  Unfortunately, the lack of appropriate supervision so common in dog parks often results in overt displays of dog-dog aggression, which can be quite serious, and can negatively impact any dog's self-confidence.


If your canine companion is a Boxer, Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Pit Bull, Rottweiler, Stafforshire Terrier, or any mix of these breeds, your dog will be blamed for any scuffles, regardless of "fault."   Breed prejudice in dog parks is second only to ignorance about canine behavior.

 

What Are Playgroups?

Playgroups are supervised groups of dogs, matched by size and temperment, who get together in a private, secure yard for exercise, fun, and socialization.  Each group enjoys 60 minutes of playtime with a maximum of 5 dogs, and are personally supervised by Canine Behavior Therapist, Dee Green, to insure the best possible experience for all participants.

Pick-up and drop-off available in our service area.

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