Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA is a Boston dog trainer with 15 years experience in sports, manners & behavior. She wrote Considerations for the City Dog and contributes to NPR's Car Talk FIDO blog and Maine Dog Magazine. She's the co-Training Director of NEDTC, the oldest AKC obedience club in the US.
Ya, we love to go to puppy play groups! Most "groups" we have gone to though are at the dog park.
Hey Lee! Glad you checked this out! The thing about this one is that it's all puppies (10 months and younger) and indoor in a supervised situation. If the puppy is barking or being overly bossy, we teach the owner how to curb that behavior through the play group. There are 2 older dogs that are allowed in because they are either a certified therapy dog (Jules) and a 10 year old Shiba Inu (Pepper) that frequently come in to assist with teaching the pups manners. It's such a fun way to spend a Friday evening, and a good way for them to burn off energy if it's raining out since it's indoors. You should bring Amici to Boston to come play- c'mon....it's not THAT far :) j.k.
Thank you so much Melissa,we love the picture and Riley had so much fun, but I think we had more fun watching him. Look forward to it again whenever we can make it.
The best thing we ever did for Beetlejuice... He actually barked at another dog tonight.... amazing..... thanks