Wag ‘n Learn: Bringing a New Dog Home

Bringing a New Dog Home

This FREE info session is 60 minutes.

Bringing a new friend home over the holidays? Just got a new pup or rescue dog and feeling a little lost?

No matter if this is your first dog, or you are an old pro, you are sure to get some tips from our favorite expert at Delighted Dog Academy that will help make things go smoothly!

Come learn about how to help your new pet settle in, learn the ropes, and avoid some of the major pit falls that can result in behavior issues down the line. There will be ample time for your questions during this session.

What to expect:
How long until your new pet settles in
How to teach them to be ok when you leave
How to prevent behavior problems
How to ensure introductions to current pets goes well

No Dogs at this session please.

Check out www.DelightedDogTraining.com for more information about Delighted Dog Training Academy.

Questions? Email – mydelighteddog@gmail.com
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Rescue Roundtable

We welcome Heather Luedecke from Delighted Dog Training Academy for a dog training Q&A that is FREE for volunteers of 501(c)3 non-profit rescues and foster homes only. This session is an opportunity to support non-profit organizations and volunteers who work selflessly to help dogs in need. Heather will answer your most pressing questions about how to best train and create the healthiest environment for your foster dog(s).

Rescue Paws: Powell Animal Welfare Society

Rescue Paws: Powell Animal Welfare Society

October is Adopt a Dog Month¬†and to celebrate, we’re welcoming¬†P.A.W.S (Powell Animal Welfare Society)¬†for a¬†Rescue Paws¬†(adoption) event at Tail Wags!

If you’re thinking of adding a furry friend in your life, come visit several adoptable dogs who will be at Tail Wags and are looking for a family to call their own.¬†This event is FREE for humans only.

For more details or to RSVP, visit https://tailwags-and-paws.eventbrite.com

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Rescue Roundtable

Rescue Roundtable

We welcome Heather Luedecke from Delighted Dog Training Academy for a dog training Q&A that is FREE for volunteers of 501(c)3 non-profit rescues and foster homes only. This session is an opportunity to support non-profit organizations and volunteers who work selflessly to help dogs in need. Heather will answer your most pressing questions about how to best train and create the healthiest environment for your foster dog(s).

Introducing Playcare & Date Night

Introducing Playcare & Date Night

News

It’s hard to imagine that it’s been only five months since our grand opening. Time flies when you’re having a blast with man’s best friends (yes – the furry ones). When I opened Tail Wags, I knew there was a plethora of ‘ideas’ that would continue to¬†make¬†Tail Wags the best destination for dogs and dog lovers. But I also wanted our members to steer us in the right direction. In just five months we absorbed a lot of feedback and now, we’re ready to put a couple ideas into action… introducing Playcare and Date Night!

Playcare

One of the most common questions we get¬†asked is “can I leave my dog playing in the dog park while I’m in the lounge?”. The answer was always “no”, but for valid reasons. Ones that have to do with the health, safety & happiness of dogs – what is at the heart of everything we do. You see, the behavior of dogs with and without their owners are¬†very different. Add in the element of a unique environment and it can get downright confusing (“No Fido, this is not boarding, the vet clinic or daycare. Your mom/dad are NOT leaving you here!”).

We knew we couldn’t allow every new dog – still getting familiar¬†with our space – to be separated from their loved humans while¬†sensing they’re nearby without expecting some level of stress or anxiety. That changes the dynamic of a space that dog lovers want to enjoy with their dogs. So we stood by and observed, and learned, and observed again…¬†It was important for us to see how dogs got familiar with our space; how they used it; and what makes some more or less comfortable in it.

Quickly, we learned that many of our members are ready for what we are calling¬†Playcare:¬†supervision of fur-kid play while their human is in our lounge (NOT daycare; dogs are not dropped off for the day). In fact, it’s your pups who will “show” us if they want and are ready for Playcare.

  • Dogs who are comfortable in park with Park Leaders can stay in park while owners¬†are in lounge
  • Includes a max limit to encourage humans to join their pup for play (it’s that bond we love!)
  • Best environment for dogs is priority (unhappy¬†dogs will be reunited with their humans)
  • Terms apply to optimize dog comfort/behavior fit (must read terms: please click here)

Playcare is perfect for work-from-home professionals or graduate students who no longer have to sacrifice play¬†with their dogs while staying productive! It’s just one way we’re responding to your needs and keeping true to our values.

Date Night

Yet another way we’re going where you tell us. Last month we tested Date Night with a few participating members and collected feedback to refine what became an idea dog lovers get¬†really excited about.

We believe dogs make the best company (especially yours!). But dog lovers need human time too. Every 2nd Friday of the month, we’d like to take your pup for an evening of play and furry fun while you enjoy a night out with good food, drinks and company. Here’s how it works:

  • $12/dog ($4/additional dog; 3 max.)
  • Drop-off @ 5-6pm & Pick-up @ 8-9pm
  • Reservations required (limited spots available)
  • Members only (to ensure dog comfort/behavior fit in our space)

Note: Our park & lounge will close at 5pm on Date Nights to devote all our attention to your pups.

You told us it’s nice to have a night off doggie duty from time to time and we couldn’t agree more. So have fun while we spoil your pup in a familiar and safe environment! When you get home, your pup should be ready to relax too.

Find these (and a “Tailgate Date” version for select OSU football games) on our calendar of events.

“We hope you’re as excited as we are. A big¬†thank you to all members who have given us feedback &¬†ideas. We listen closely. Hugs to the pups & see you soon!”

Coffee & Pups

Coffee & Pups

Events

Come join us for a free One Line Coffee tasting at 10:30am and a RescuedOhio adoption event from 10:30am to 12:00pm on Saturday, April 2.

This is coffee lover and dog friendly event. For those new to Tail Wags and interested in memberships, Tail Wags staff will provide a free orientation after the event (if your pup wants to check us out, proof of vaccinations are required).

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coffee-and-pups-tickets-24210821218