Date Night: Members Only

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: Doodles

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 ?

Photo Star: Nash

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!”

5 Months and Grateful

News

Five months ago, on March 19th, we had our official Grand Opening. We’re still “puppy” and much like them, we’ve already had lots of lessons to learn! We’re eternally grateful for how receptive the Columbus community has been to their very first indoor dog park and dog-friendly lounge. The local partnerships and support has been amazing… from Columbus Underground, to Fox28/Good Day Columbus, to Metropreneur and more – it’s local support like this that makes Columbus so pawesome. So it was just fitting to record a personal thank you from Steffanie, Jake & the entire Tail Wags team – enjoy!

Paint with Pooch

Paint with Pooch

It’s a Paint with Pooch Party hosted by Sip & Dipity Paint Bar, a social artwork studio who puts the A in artsy fun! Cost includes doggie playtime (let’s tire them out first!), art instruction and all the supplies you need to make your very own unique & customized wooden dog bone home decor.

And that’s not all. As is becoming a staple of most of our events at Tail Wags, a portion of the cost supports a good cause. Sip & Dipity is donating $5/registration to Capital Area Humane Society! For 130 years, Capital Area Humane Society has been helping animals and their people by fighting animal cruelty, helping animals in need and advocating for their well-being. We’re thrilled to support their very worthy cause.

Now let’s paint! To register, visit http://www.sipanddipity.com/events/paint-play-with-your-pooch-party/.

*Dogs who attend must be over 9 months old, spayed/neutered, current on vaccinations, and socialized with no repeated history of aggression. PROOF OF VACCINATIONS ARE REQUIRED (for Rabies, Distemper, Parvo & Bordatella) and may be emailed to info@tailwagsplayground.com in advance or brought to the event (except existing Tail Wags members with their records already on file) – thank you for helping us keep our space the safest possible for all pups!

How To Train A Dog – Foundations

How To Train A Dog – Foundations

How To Train A Dog – Foundations: 1 session, 90 min, NO DOGS ($25)

Heather Luedecke from Delighted Dog Training Academy is back with a session that will cover the ‘why’ of training and behavior basics that will be the foundation to all the training you will ever do with your dog. If you know you need training, but aren’t sure where to start this session will jump start any training program you choose. She will cover the ground rules for group training, how to get your dog working and how to pay them, review the structure for building new behaviors, and discuss specific ways you can build training into your daily life so it is fun and easy. She will also explore the hierarchy of dog needs and how to apply it, and address reasons you do not need to use punishment in training. Finally, she will discuss some practical ways to improve manners, and reduce annoying behaviors right now! This session is also a great opportunity to meet Heather, and ask some basic questions.

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 breed? Hold your barks & stay tuned – we’re celebrating more breeds every month 🙂

Photo Star: Teddy

Paws for Pelotonia

Paws for Pelotonia

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A DOG PAWTY FUNDRAISER AT TAIL WAGS PLAYGROUND SUPPORTING GINA KEANE & ARPITA CHHEDA’S BIKE RIDE IN PELOTONIA!

Dogs hate cancer too. Pelotonia is a 3-day event that raises millions of $s each year for cancer research. 100% of every rider raised $ goes directly to fund research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. Tail Wags Playground* is thrilled to support Gina & Arpita’s fundraising goal!

$20/ticket ($5 for additional dog). Enjoy over 7,000 sf of space including an on-leash dog friendly lounge, and off-leash indoor playground with separated spaces for both big and small pups!

Ticket price also includes food, drinks, goodie bag, and a raffle to win one BarkBox for one lucky pup 🙂 100% of ticket price goes to Pelotonia!

For more info & RSVP, please visit https://pawsforpelotonia.eventbrite.com

Breed Meetup: Doodles

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 🙂

Photo Stars: Chloe & Oscar

Breed Meetup: Pitbulls

Breed Meetup: Pitbulls

We are celebrating all Pitbulls (including mixes of that breed)! Come meet other Pitbulls & 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 Pitbull breed? Hold your barks & stay tuned – we’re celebrating more breeds every month 🙂