Dogs Playing for Life
Reducing shelter stress one play group at a time.
Play groups lower isolation and stress in the kennels . Rather than keeping dogs isolated from one another, play groups allow dogs to interact and bond with other dogs . Since dogs are accustomed to living in groups, this social time with other dogs can minimize behavioral deterioration, speed up behavior modification, and create more peaceful kennels by facilitating a more natural situation. After time to play together dogs generally cohabitate in a kennel more easily. They’ve gotten a chance to meet their “neighbors”, which removes some of the novelty and frustration of being kept apart in kennels.