To start we will not be requiring reservations for the Indoor Dog Park. We found in the past that dogs (and their owners) usually petered out after about 1.5 hours of play so we are hoping that the longer hours this year will allow people to be able to drop in at any time, instead of rushing to get here at the start to make sure there were other dogs to play with! This will then ensure there are always dogs here to play AND, we'll be able to accommodate more of you. If we are finding we are too busy or everyone is always arriving at the same time, we'll have to implement a reservation system.
You need to be an existing, regular client to come to Indoor Dog Park. We consider you a "regular" client if your dog has been to daycare at least once in the last 3 months. If your dog hasn't been recently and you'd like to attend the Indoor Dog Park, you'll just need to drop your dog off for a day or two of daycare. We just want to make sure that all the staff are familiar with your dog and their play style and that we have all their current vaccination records.
For the full list of Indoor Dog Park Rules - visit here.
We are also offering a Dog Play Seminar on Sunday Oct 17 from 1-3 p.m.! At the seminar we'll talk about understanding your dog's body language, what constitutes "good" play and how to recognize rude dog behaviour. We will have a group of dogs playing to show you first hand, how subtle (and sometimes how obvious!) their body language can be. We offered a similar seminar a few years ago and it sold out quickly, so if you are interested, you may want to sign up quickly. You'll learn lots of things that you'll be able to apply when you are at the dog park, or even when a friend's dog comes over to play. The cost for the seminar is $25 plus GST. The course is open to existing clients and the general public as well. Send us an e-mail or give us a call (403-394-7780) if you'd like to sign up for the seminar.
And one last note - We'll be having our Annual Halloween Party on October 30! More information will be coming in an upcoming blog post but trust me, you won't want to miss it!