Sportive dog performing during the lure coursing in competition
Dogs are obviously angels, but even the brightest halos in the bunch wanna get a little rowdy with friends from time to time. While the dog park is there, maybe you want something a smidge more organized. Check out these 7 Chicago dog socialization opps that are fun alternatives to the wild west of the park.
1. Urban Pooch Puppy Enrichment
Got a young floofer who needs to learn the ropes? Get in some crucial socialization (and burn off some of that puppy energy) at Urban Pooch’s Puppy Enrichment. These two hour sessions are led by ex-paw-ts and feature play time, enrichment activities, and crate time (because every party pup has to learn to take breaks).
The shelter told you that you were getting a mutt, but is it possible he’s part fish? If so, take your pup to do some swimmies at Doggy Paddle, an indoor aquatic facility with pools for both chill dogs and wild dingoes, complete with an indoor dog park.
Just because your dog isn’t the most social of pupperflies, that doesn’t mean that she can’t still join in on the fun. Chicago Sociabulls is a dog walking group based in Chicago that allows dogs to work on their social skills in a non-judgmental environment. Pups wear different bandana colors to signify their comfort with other dogs and are organized to ensure everyone is safe and having fun!