Facilities where dog owners can safely enjoy and play with their own canine friends are opening their doors around the U.S. Editor Susan Chaney discovered three facilities where opportunities abound for people to exercise and socialize with
their dogs. Meet the entrepreneurs who have created fun and stimulating environments for the dogs and dog lovers in their communities.
Social Media Maven Pilar Kuhn likens the scene at the entrance to a show ring to waiting for an elevator. Crowded conditions at ringside can easily create a bottleneck, as handlers jockey for position. Find out how a little elevator etiquette can relieve both the congestion and the tempers that sometimes flare up.
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Applying Elevator Etiquette at Ringside
By Pilar Kuhn
At the recent Summerfest Cluster in Ventura, Calif., I was standing near the entrance to a Group ring when I observed some exhibitor behavior that reminded me of people getting on and off an elevator.
Based on what I saw, now might be a good time to remind ourselves of elevator etiquette, which can easily serve dog shows as well, if exercised by exhibitors waiting to enter a ring. more
Entrepreneurs Introduce a New Kind of Dog Play
By Susan Chaney
Diana Boos, Coral VanLandingham and Julie Mendelsohn live in different regions of the U.S. and come from varied backgrounds, but they all have two things in common: they love dogs, and they own facilities where dog owners can safely enjoy and play with their own canine friends.
Each of these entrepreneurs offers a different service that, nonetheless, fills a need in her community and, for that matter, in the dog-owning community as a whole. more