Dogs Playing for Life – GAME CHANGER for our Emergency Shelter
A few weeks ago, we had one of the most amazing weeks at the shelter! I had the pleasure of attending the Dogs Play For Life Seminar (www.dogsplayingforlife.com) at Purina Farms on Tuesday along with my other shelter staff and volunteers. We learned how to implement play groups at the shelter and the benefits they have on the dogs. Trainer and founder of Dogs Play For Life, Aimee Sadler, said “Dogs love to play so let them play to live!” It makes perfect sense! Dogs are pack animals! It is natural for them to want to be with one another.
Aimee Sadler said, “Through play groups they could expend excess energy in a healthy and interactive way that countered the common anxiety and frustration caused by life in a noisy, uncomfortable, and stressful kennel.” “Let dogs be dogs and allow them to play together.”