What we're about

Give yourself a pat on the back for thinking about becoming an even more responsible dog owner or serious competitor in dog sports! The goal of the FUNanimal Dog Training Practice (and more!) meet-up group is to provide an opportunity for any dog owner looking to practice what their dog already knows around other trained dogs in the Upper Marlboro area in a fun, relaxed environment. (Don't have the training foundation with your dog yet? Contact us for help! www.FUNanimalPet.com (http://funanimalpet.com) )

If you don't use it, you lose it!

The same rings true in dog training. So, you've been through dog training classes or have trained your dog on your own. Great! However, it doesn't end there. You have to practice practice practice with your dog throughout it's life, especially in different environments to get the most out of your dog or if you are interested in trying to get performance titles on your dog.

During many of our Meetups, we will do Obedience and/or Rally run-thrus (check out the specific Meetup event page for details) as we identify our trouble spots and work on them. We will give each other feedback and perhaps even end up supporting each other at dog obedience or Rally matches and trials. When we're finished with training, we can let those that want to play, play!

The "and more!" part

Other fun dog events may include trick training (my Keeshond, Clancy, is a titled Expert Trick Dog and I am a Certified Trick Dog Instructor.) For the Keeshond fanciers in the southern DC area, we may Keeshond get-togethers! Other FUN things will come up, too! For that is what FUNanimal Pet Services is really about... having FUN with our pets! There is so much we can do with our best fur-pals, and we should, because as Agnes Sligh-Turnbull has said, "Dogs' lives are too short. They're only fault, really." I try to do as much as I can to enrich my dog's life, which in turn, enriches my own even more! Check out Clancy and I's dog blog for ideas on enriching your dog's life and please share with us how you are your dog's best friend! www.KeesOfDogsDelight.com (http://KeesOfDogsDelight.com)

• Who: Dog owners interested in working their dog around other dogs, people who want to compete with their dog

• What: Main focus is on Rally and Obedience... but will also have meetups for Tricks, Socializing, and uniting local Keeshond owners. You tell us what you're looking for and we'll see what we can do!

• When: On average, I will host two Meetups a month ... sometimes more, sometimes maybe less depending on how busy my schedule is.

• Where: For now, Marlton Neighborhood Park on Fairhaven Avenue in the Marlton Community in Upper Marlboro, MD ... if you have other suggestions in the area, please let us know!

• Why: To enhance our dog's focusing skills around other dogs and in different environments. To practice, practice, practice training with our dogs together!

About: FUNanimal Pet Services offers an innovative approach to pet sitting and pet services with an accent on having FUN with your pets. We support positive reinforcement dog training and encourage people to make efforts to make their pet's life the best they can. FUNanimal Pet Services is based in Upper Marlboro, Maryland and serves (but not limited to) southern Price George's County, Northern Charles County (Waldorf), Southern Anne Arundel County, and Northern Calvert County (Dunkirk). FUNanimal Pet Services - "While the owner's away, the pets will play!" 301-257-0755 ~ FUNanimalPet@gmail.com ~ www.FUNanimalPet.com

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