According to local DogSmith owner Catherine Zehner, “these ‘Yappy Hour’ events are a lot of fun and a great way to raise money for local non-profit animal rescue groups. It also gives dog owners a chance to see a dog agility demonstration.”
Zehner also reminds dog owners that the fenced grassy dog play area is open for business but there is some basic doggy etiquette you should always observe when out and about with your pooch. “The most important thing is to make sure your dog is well socialized and comfortable in a variety of environments. Also, it is always a good idea to call ahead to make sure your pooch will be welcome if you are going to a restaurant. And to avoid creating a trip hazard you should always keep your pooch as close to your table and chair as possible and away from other diners and restaurant staff. But don’t tie your dog to a table. You can imagine the mess if your pooch decides to take a walk. This is where reliable obedience pays off. Finally, be prepared with your own dish and water bowel so your dog can enjoy their meal with you.”
To find your next furry family member or to donate to Animal Rescue Center of Bay County visit adoptbay.com For a free guide to dog socialization or to enroll in a free puppy class go to www.DogSmith.com.
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