Here at A Better Pet, LLC. we cannot emphasize enough the importance of off-leash, dog-on-dog play. That’s why we offer Drop-in Play session (DIPs) to our clients and their dogs.
Think of Drop-in Play as A Really Cool Dog Park With Lifeguards. Join other dog owners and their dogs in an enriched environment in a safely fenced-in yard with lots of things to do: Sniff, race, play, wade/swim (seasonal), cavort, learn, relax. Your dog needs the opportunity to be with its own kind — they actually learn best from their own species. The dogs who attend DIPs regularly learn appropriate social behavior from Rachel’s dogs and other long-time client dogs, who species-specific signals like body language and sounds to help puppies and new dogs develop social skills in a safe, structured & dog-friendly environment. It’s really cool to watch.
Humans aren’t bystanders at DIPs. DIPs provide a unique opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in training, identify your dog’s Calming Signals, ask Rachel questions about The Six Pillars of Dog Training Wisdom, bond with other dog owners, and much more.
Check our calendar for schedules. To participate in DIPs:
- You must be a client of A Better Pet, LLC, and have had an intensive pet or service dog training.
- You need to sign this waiver.
- You need to RSVP before you come — there’s a limit on the number of dogs, and sometimes changes in the weather affect the DIP schedule at the last minute. Rachel can let you know about changes, but only if she knows you’re planning to attend.
DIPs are a lifetime perk only for our pet and service dog clients.