Breed Meetup: Bulldogs

We are celebrating all Bulldogs (including mixes of that breed)! Come meet other Bulldogs & their human BFFs, get your pups some play time, and have a blast.

GET 50% OFF DAILY MEMBERSHIP (AND GET ENTERED INTO A DRAWING TO WIN A PUPPRIZE*)!

Don’t forget to bring proof of vaccines if it’s your first time at Tail Wags. All pups who meet our member requirements are always welcome but the special offer only applies to our celebrated breed.

Not a Bulldog? Hold your barks & stay tuned – we’re celebrating more breeds every month.

*Breed Meetups with 10 dogs or more will include a raffle for a prize.

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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Breed Meetup: Doodles

We are celebrating all Doodles (including mixes of that breed)! Come meet other Doodles & their human BFFs, get your pups some play time, and have a blast.

GET 50% OFF DAILY MEMBERSHIP (AND GET ENTERED INTO A DRAWING TO WIN A PUPPRIZE*)!

Don’t forget to bring proof of vaccines if it’s your first time at Tail Wags. All pups who meet our member requirements are always welcome but the special offer only applies to our celebrated breed.

Not a Doodle? Hold your barks & stay tuned – we’re celebrating more breeds every month.

*Breed Meetups with 10 dogs or more will include a raffle for a prize.

Date Night: Members Only

Dog lovers need human time too. We’d like to take your pup for an evening of play anf furry fun while you enjoy a night out with good food, rinks 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 optimize dog comfort/behavior fit in our space)

**Our park & lounge will close at 5pm on Date Nights to be able to devote all our attention to your pups**

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. For reservations, email info@tailwagsplayground.com or call (614) 867-5151.

Please note: when reservations are made, we will notify you if any of your vaccination records need renewal. Tail Wags Playground retains sole discretion to deal with emergency matters and will contact you in the event your dog is ill, injured, or is behaving poorly with other dogs and/or staff. “Date Night” pet care applies between 5pm and 9pm. A strict penalty of $1/minute will apply for drop-off after 6:00pm and pick-up after 9:00pm.

Breed Meetup: Terriers

We are celebrating all Terriers (including mixes of that breed)! Come meet other Terriers & their human BFFs, get your pups some play time, and have a blast.

GET 50% OFF DAILY MEMBERSHIP (AND GET ENTERED INTO A DRAWING TO WIN A PUPPRIZE*)!

Don’t forget to bring proof of vaccines if it’s your first time at Tail Wags. All pups who meet our member requirements are always welcome but the special offer only applies to our celebrated breed.

Not a Terrier? Hold your barks & stay tuned – we’re celebrating more breeds every month.

*Breed Meetups with 10 dogs or more will include a raffle for a prize.

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).

Breed Meetup: Hounds

We are celebrating all Hounds (including mixes of that breed)! Come meet other Hounds & their human BFFs, get your pups some play time, and have a blast.

GET 50% OFF DAILY MEMBERSHIP (AND GET ENTERED INTO A DRAWING TO WIN A PUPPRIZE*)!

Don’t forget to bring proof of vaccines if it’s your first time at Tail Wags. All pups who meet our member requirements are always welcome but the special offer only applies to our celebrated breed.

Not a Hound? Hold your barks & stay tuned – we’re celebrating more breeds every month.

*Breed Meetups with 10 dogs or more will include a raffle for a prize.

Dog Park Safety & Etiquette

Informational

If you missed our Wag ‘n Learn with Health & Harmony Animal Hospital’s Dr. Bowden who covered Dog Park Safety & Etiquette, no worries! We’ve laid out a brief summary and some of the tips we learned. Her handout of the best 10 tips is also very helpful. Take a peek and have fun at the park.

Health Safety:
  • DO appropriately vaccinate your dog(s) before you head to the park. Health risks of parks are significantly decreased if vaccinations are current!
    • Distemper, Parvovirus, and Rabies are all viral  conditions that often require 3 year immunizations.
    • Bordatella, and Leptospirosis are bacterial conditions that often require 1 year immunizations (and are especially needed if frequenting dog parks).
    • Bordatella every 6 months or 1 year depends on the type/maker of vaccine used and your vet’s preferred protocol.
  • DON’T stay at the park if you see other dogs who are visibly sick.
    • Things to look for: repeated coughing; overly watery nose; crusty eyes.
  • DO keep an eye for fleas and ticks in the environment and leave if necessary.
    • If there are fleas and ticks, it is likely that they’ll appear on your dog even if flea/tick prevention is used. With flea and tick prevention however, they won’t survive (humans are also not good hosts for them so it’s low risk for you).
Behavior Etiquette:
  • DO observe what your dog(s) behavior is communicating.
    • Dog parks are not always the best places for dog play.
  • DON’T force socialization if they appear too scared or stressed.
    • Likewise, if it’s your dog(s) who is scaring or stressing others, that is not healthy dog play to allow to continue.
  • DO communicate with other dog owners if their dog(s)’ behavior is bothering yours (e.g. “please don’t let your dog hump my dog”)
    • It is is okay to have a friendly exchange. If your dog is communicating dislike, that is good – it tells the other dog to stop.
    • If other dog(s)’ behavior persists however, leave the park. Your dog being forced to react is what you want to avoid.
  • DON’T take your own treats or toys to the park. Some dogs will resource guard quickly and that is not healthy behavior.
    • If treats or toys are already at the park (or brought by others), just be mindful of dog behavior around them and leave if necessary.
Wag ‘n Learn: Dog Park Safety

Wag ‘n Learn: Dog Park Safety

Join Dr. Bowden, DVM from Health & Harmony Animal Hospital for our next Wag ‘n Learn topic: Dog Safety & Ettiquete. This is a FREE info session about a very important topic during a time many dog lovers frequent local dog parks to give their pups the freedom and fresh air they love (especially with the weather starting to cool down a bit). Keep your furry friends’ visits safe and pleasant with the help of Dr. Bowden’s expert advice on how to best use dog parks.

Come with or without your pup 😉 Pizza will be provided (for the humans of course)!

And as always, please feel free to get some park play time before and/or after our Wag ‘n Learn (member levels apply).

Breed Meetup: Beagles

Breed Meetup: Beagles

We are celebrating all Beagles (including mixes of that breed)! Come meet other Beagles & their human BFFs, get your pups some play time, and have a blast.

GET 50% OFF DAILY MEMBERSHIP AND GET ENTERED INTO A DRAWING TO WIN A PUPPRIZE!

Don’t forget to bring proof of vaccines if it’s your first time at Tail Wags. All pups who meet our member requirements are always welcome but the special offer only applies to our celebrated breed.

Not a Beagle? Hold your barks & stay tuned – we’re celebrating more breeds every month ?

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