Is self-isolation shedding some light on some poor doggy manners?
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At Zen Doggy Den in Wheat Ridge, we break our playgroups into smaller, more matched groups of dogs than most dog care facilities. While we are sure plenty of dogs do just fine in groups of 40-60 dogs, we feel it benefits them more mentally to be in smaller groups of seven or less (often only two or three at a time), and to be grouped by size and temperament. Not every dog plays well with every dog they meet and we understand that. Humans don’t like everyone we meet! While aggression will not be tolerated in our daycare for dogs, groups of similar play style will have a much more enjoyable time. Some dogs just need time to warm up and not be overwhelmed. We have a rotation protocol, so when a dog seems like they need a nap, or a break — we take them to do that. Most aggression stems from a form of fear, so by creating a more relaxing environment we can help dogs that potentially didn’t do so well in larger groups.