Safe Play Guide

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HELP KEEP FETCH CLUB A SAFE, FUN & ENJOYABLE PLACE FOR ALL!

 SAFE PLAY GUIDE:

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIORINAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR
Play is balanced. Lots of “back and forth” and give and take (they switch roles frequently). Both dogs are having fun.Aggressive playing, grabbing or pulling, excessive barking, growling with teeth showing, biting, harassing, or bullying.
Dogs have loose, relaxed bodies and ears. Their movements are silly and inefficient-looking. Tails are wagging.Body slamming, pinning, and mounting other dogs.
Chase, wrestling, and tugging games exhibit a sense of sharing and are evenly matched.Ganging up or excessive dominance of any kind. If one dog is being chased into hiding or is becoming defensive, interrupt the play.
Friendly play gestures. Playful “bows” with their front end down to the ground. Stopping when things get too rough.Snapping or biting. Snarling with lips curled. These often happen when scared, aggravated, exhausted, or guarding a toy.

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DOG IS EXHIBITING ANY SIGNS OF INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR
1. Call your dog and remove them away from play. Clap or make a loud noise if need be to get their attention.
2. Allow your dog to fully calm down to a level zero before you release them back to play.
3. If your dog goes back to inappropriate behavior, take a leashed timeout in the bar area until your dog has completely calmed down.
4. After re-entry, if your dog goes back to acting inappropriately, then it’s time to go home for the day.

 

Reactive Dog Spaces

To ensure the best possible experience for all dogs and their owners we only have 4 reactive dog spaces where dogs can play at each hour-long session. Reservations in advance are recommended, as walk-in availability is limited. We reserve the right to turn your dog away if we are full.

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