This Meetup Group is for people with small to mid-size dogs who would like to socialize and exercise their dogs in a safe and friendly environment.
Any members will be free to plan meetups on their own.
Initially our Meetup Group will have small to mid-size dogs, but if the group grows larger and we want to break it down into small dogs at one time and mid-size dogs at another, that could be a possibility.
If members like, we could include constructive play time, which builds confidence in the dogs and gives them direction.
Even though we all want to enjoy the interaction of our dogs, it is well-known that not every dog will get along with every other dog and there will be dogs that behave inappropriately. That is just a fact. However, if we all recognize what is appropriate or inappropriate behaviour, we can nip it in the bud. I would like all participants to be on the same page in this regard. Please refer to the the following link to read a relevant article on how to recognize which behaviours are acceptable and which are not: http://www.dogbehaviorblog.com/2010/12/dogs-playing-together-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly.html
It also gives welcome advice on what to do should these inappropriate behaviours occur.
To see maps to Spruce Grove and/or Marlboro Park, click on "More" at the top of the page, then on the drop down click on "Files". The maps are listed there. The map for Marlboro Drive gives directions into the park from the street.